Insider Trading

AF&T attorneys are at the forefront of preventing insider trading and prosecuting insider trading actions. In fact, in recognition of AF&T’s accomplishments, the SEC has consulted our attorneys regarding proposed changes and interpretations of regulations designed to protect shareholders.

AF&T is highly experienced in prosecuting violations of Section 16(b) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as well as state laws relating to corporate insider trading. For example, under Section 16(b), certain corporate insiders and large shareholders are prohibited from engaging in “short-swing trading,” the buying and selling of their own company’s stock over short periods of time. If insiders violate this rule, they are required to return any profits to the corporation—and any shareholder may sue, on behalf of the corporation to compel them to do so.

If you are aware of any insider trading, or if you would like more information about insider trading regulations, please contact us.