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Defending Clients in Insider Trading Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Weil Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations partner Christopher L. Garcia has co-authored, with Boyd M. Johnson III, the chapter “Defending Clients in Insider Trading Investigations and Enforcement Actions,” in the 2012 edition of the book Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations, published by Thomson West (Daniel Fetterman and Mark Goodman, eds.). The chapter is an insightful primer on insider trading, including the latest case law and enforcement actions, and actions that companies and individuals can take to guard against an insider trading investigation.

Please click here to read the full chapter.

Before joining Weil, Mr. Garcia was Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he led a unit of more than 35 prosecutors, law enforcement agents, and staff in all aspects of securities fraud investigations, trials, appeals, and other litigations, the investigation and successful prosecution of Raj Rajaratnam – the focal point of what The New York Times called “the government’s widespread crackdown on insider trading on Wall Street.”