Seminar

Insider Trading: 2010 Update (San Diego Presentation)

4/20/10

Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
Blair Forde
bforde@mofo.com
(858) 720-7974


Insider trading is back in the news.  Major hedge funds and corporate names are involved in what the federal authorities are calling the biggest insider trading investigations in a generation.  Prosecutors are hinting that there is more to come.  The SEC has brought its first insider trading case ever concerning credit default swaps.  Aggressive investigative techniques have included court-authorized wiretaps and consensual recording of telephone conversations.  Meanwhile, the SEC has announced new policies to foster cooperation in its investigations. 

Our panelists, former federal prosecutors and SEC enforcement lawyers, will discuss these recent developments and what officers and directors of public companies and market participants can do to stay out of insider trading trouble.  The panel will also include an expert economist from Cornerstone Research, who will explain critical economic issues that arise in insider trading cases.

Topics will include:
  • The latest developments involving the Raj Rajaratnam (Galleon) and related prosecutions
  • Wiretaps and other investigative techniques
  • Parallel criminal and SEC proceedings
  • Potential impact of "honest services" cases pending in U.S. Supreme Court
    Potential private civil litigation arising from insider trading
  • What companies can do to customize compliance
  • The role of expert witnesses in insider trading cases (liability, causation, sentencing)

      Who Should Attend:
      In-house counsel, corporate directors and officers, regulatory and compliance officers, risk managers, internal audit staff, and ethics officers.

      Speakers:
    • Eric M. Acker - Partner, Morrison & Foerster (former Assistant U.S. Attorney)
    • Allan W. Kleidon - Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research
    • Sean T. Prosser - Partner, Morrison & Foerster (former SEC Enforcement Attorney)

      There is no cost to attend this program.

      Morrison & Foerster LLP (provider # 2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour.


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