Insider Trading: Law and Developments

American Bar Association (ABA)

April 2017

Insider Trading, a collaboration by Morrison & Foerster partners Chip Loewenson and Ruti Smithline, provides timely, expert analysis of recent developments and emerging trends in insider trading enforcement.  The single-volume treatise, intended for white collar defense practitioners as well as experts in the field, provides a comprehensive overview of the complex legal landscape of insider trading.  Subjects covered in the book include:

  • History of the development of insider trading law, including the statutory framework for insider trading and major case law on the subject;
  • Analysis of the costs and benefits of cooperating with investigations, including federal criminal sentencing data for all insider trading cases from 2010 to 2016; 
  • Highlights of recent prominent insider trading prosecutions and SEC enforcement actions;
  • The “Perils of Pillow Talk” – insider trading investigations and prosecutions involving spouses, fiancées, and lovers;
  • Analysis of the Supreme Court’s recent insider trading decision, Salman v. United States, and the Second Circuit’s decision in United States v. Newman; and
  • Compliance tools and guidance for preventing insider trading.



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