Insider Trading: Are "Relationships of Trust and Confidence" the Last Line of Defense?

August 23, 2012  |  The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

On Monday, a jury convicted Doug Whitman of insider trading, extending the government’s unbeaten streak in its recent sweeping crackdown on insider trading, which has resulted in more than 75 convictions and guilty pleas. In this recent round of insider trading cases, brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York beginning in 2009, juries have rejected practically every defense proffered by defendants. In the case against hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, the jury rejected [...]

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