There are many laws that people who work in a publicly traded company have to follow. These are meant to ensure that there isn’t anything illegal going on that could harm shareholders or the general public. One of the actions that is forbidden is insider trading. This has to do with a person with intimate knowledge of a company using that information to make decisions about their own personally held shares in the company. It is also meant to prevent these individuals from passing their knowledge on to others who have shares.
We understand how difficult it might be to know something serious is going on with a company and not act on that. When you work for a publicly traded company, you can’t make any financial or investing moves that have to do with information that hasn’t been released to the shareholders.
If you did do anything that could be construed as insider trading, you might end up under investigation. Insider trading criminal cases often come with lengthy paper trails. This means that building a defense strategy for the case can take a while since we need to review all of this paperwork. It is imperative that you get this started as soon as you have an inclination that you might be in legal hot water, even if the charges haven’t been filed.
We can help you learn about your options so that you can determine what you are going to do. You are the person who has to live with the outcome, so you need to lead the case and let us know what you want.