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Curious Accusations in S.E.C.’s Insider Trading Case

Given the seriousness of the claims — insider trading by an executive who had reached the upper echelons of corporate America — why not bring criminal charges against Mr. Gupta? Well, that’s where the facts of the case get a little mushy, and they are starting to raise some questions among lawyers about the S.E.C.’s […]

Second Circuit Addresses Materiality Standard Under Federal Securities Law

In particular, the Court held that where, as in Blackstone, the issuer has multiple segments, if a misstatement is significant to “a particularly important segment of a registrant’s business” it may be material even if it is “quantitatively small compared to a registrant’s firm-wide financial results.” Read more