Securities Law

Corporate Law

Major US contractor settles first SEC case over confidentiality pacts that silence whistleblowers

U.S. Supreme Court

Misleading corporate statements of opinion can be basis for investor suits, Supreme Court says

Legal Ethics

Stoel Rives lawyer blasts ‘misguided effort’ after Oregon supremes toss ethics complaint

Securities Law

Legal assistant’s complaints to boyfriend about work led to insider trading case against his dad

Securities Law

S&P to pay nearly $1.4B to resolve allegations it inflated ratings of mortgage securities

Corporate Law

Company whose business plan includes marijuana gets SEC approval of share registration

Securities Law

S&P to pay nearly $80M to settle claim over 2011 ratings of mortgage securities; bigger deal looms

Securities Law

Fired Simpson Thacher managing clerk is indicted, accused of surfing firm computers for merger info

Securities Law

2nd Circuit reverses 2 insider-trading convictions, narrowing scope of future prosecutions

White-Collar Crime

Madoff operations chief gets 10 years in $20B swindle; judge says he was not ‘evil at heart’

Corporate Law

Lawyers targeted in sophisticated email hack attack seeking insider-trading info, consultant says

Precedents

Dec. 2, 2001: Enron files for bankruptcy

Criminal Justice

Wilson Sonsini systems engineer pleads guilty to insider trading

White-Collar Crime

Prison looms for onetime law student: 2nd Circuit denies stay in ‘most lucrative’ insider-tip case

Appellate Practice

5th Circuit rejects convicted Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford’s 299-page brief

Trials & Litigation

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case

Securities Law

Employee of Wilson Sonsini is charged with insider trading; firm calls case ‘deeply disturbing’

Securities Law

Investor suit claims SeaWorld didn’t disclose ‘Blackfish’ impact

White-Collar Crime

Onetime law student Mathew Martoma gets 9 years in ‘most lucrative’ $275M insider-trading case

Attorney Fees

Law firms that sued HP want to represent it as part of settlement; objecting lawyer says deal a joke