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How Institutional Dynamics Have Shaped Insider Trading Law  (Volume 51, Number 20–November 21, 2018)

Author:  Brian A. Jacobs.

Source: Volume 51, Number 20, November 15 2018 , pp.247-255(9)

Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation

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The past decade has brought multiple significant decisions in insider trading law, but has not substantially clarified the line between legal and illegal trading. The author addresses how some degree of this lack of clarity can be traced to certain institutional dynamics at play in the courts issuing the relevant decisions. In particular, the author looks at the Second Circuit’s uniquely strong preference for avoiding en banc review, and the Supreme Court’s general preference for narrow decisions, and assesses the ways in which these dynamics have shaped and may continue to shape insider trading jurisprudence.

Keywords: Dirks v. SEC; Common Law Crime; United States v. Newman; Salman v. United States; United States v. Martoma—Martoma I and II

Affiliations:  1: Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C..

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