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Rethinking Insider Trading Compliance Policies in Light of the SEC’s New “Shadow Trading” Theory of Insider Trading Liability

To me, the most interesting question raised by the Panuwat case, and the problem of shadow trading more generally, is why would Medivation (or any company) adopt such a broadly worded insider trading policy? How did this broad proscription on employee trading benefit Medivation’s shareholders? Medivation’s shareholders could not have been harmed by Panuawat’s trading. […]