Illegal insider trading is the buying or selling of a security in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, with knowledge of material, nonpublic information about the security. Individuals charged with insider trading are facing an uphill battle that may have a drastic impact on their life and future.
Manhattan Securities Fraud Lawyers
At Bachner & Associates, P.C., we have extensive experience handling all types of white collar and securities crimes, such as insider trading, for clients throughout the New York City area and across the nation since 1988. Our firm represents individual traders, lawyers, corporate representatives, stock brokers and other professionals who have been connected to insider trading cases. Whether you have already been charged or are in the position to potentially be facing future charges, enlist an attorney to ensure your rights are protected.
The Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC)
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 established the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and created the basis upon which American financial markets are regulated. In partnership with securities agencies in each of the 50 states, the SEC is responsible for enforcing established securities laws, including those prohibiting insider trading. It is this organization that brings insider trading charges.
Proving Insider Trading
It can be extremely difficult to prove that an individual broker or other party is guilty of insider trading. However, it is essential that you enlist an attorney as soon as possible when accusations are made or charges are filed. The sooner our firm can become involved in your defense, the more helpful we can be in protecting your rights and your future.
Potential Insider Trading Consequences
A conviction on an insider trading charge may severely alter your life. You may be facing prison or jail time, large monetary fines or repayment of the money that was fraudulently obtained. We are dedicated to fighting the charges at every stage in the case. If necessary or deemed in your best interests, an attorney at our office may be able to negotiate with the prosecution for lesser punishments such as probation, community service or other alternative consequences.
Consult Our Defense Lawyers
Insider trading is a serious charge and should not be taken lightly. Let an experienced and skilled member of our white collar crime defense team help you understand your rights and explore your options for structuring a defense.
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