Insider Trading: What Happens When the Victim Says That There Was No Crime?

October 3, 2012  |  The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

Under the “misappropriation theory” of insider trading, a person violates the securities laws by breaching a fiduciary duty to keep information confidential. But what happens when the entity to whom the fiduciary duty was owed concludes, after the fact, that the person at issue did not violate any fiduciary duty? Can the SEC still sue that person for insider trading? [...]

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