Insider trading is a term we hear all the time, but what does it really mean? There have been high-profile insider trading trials, and insider trading has been depicted in classic movies and television shows. It's a simple idea—but insider trading law is anything but easy to understand. What advantages are really illegal? Who do the laws apply to? When is insider trading a federal crime, and when is it solely an SEC issue?

Insider trading can mean federal prison for the trader, but allegations of insider trading can also have serious ramifications for a company, including costly investigations, market disruptions, and bad publicity.

In this CLE program, Ballard Spahr partners David L. Axelrod and Timothy D. Katsiff will discuss:

  • The complexities of insider trading law, and what changes may come in the future

  • The theories of insider trading liability

  • Tipping liability

  • Implications of recent cases

  • Methods of detection

  • Compliance programs that companies can implement to minimize risk of employee insider trading

Date & TIme

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST


David L. Axelrod
White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations Group

Timothy D. Katsiff
Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation

This program offers 1.0 PA CLE credits. Uniform Certificates of Attendance will be available for the purpose of seeking CLE credit in other jurisdictions.

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