Insider Trading - Securities & Forensic Lawyers

Default Judgement on Yu-Cheng Lin Insider Trading Charges

On June 19, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has obtained a default judgment against foreign defendant, Yu-Cheng Lin, charged with insider trading that orders him to pay approximately $7.3 million. The court’s final judgment, entered on… Read More

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Victory Ho

On July 12, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced fraud charges against Victory Ho for insider trading in the securities of The Shaw Group, Inc. (Shaw), a Louisiana-based energy construction company, ahead of a public announcement… Read More

Fei Yan Faces Insider Trader Charges

On July 12, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced insider trading charges against Fei Yan, a research scientist, who allegedly searched the internet for “how sec detect unusual trade” before making a trade that the agency flagged… Read More

Nima Hedayati Charged With Insider Trading

On March 14, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Nima Hedayati, an auditor based in the Silicon Valley, has agreed to settle charges that he traded on inside information about a client on the verge of… Read More

Walter Little and Neighbor Charged by SEC for Insider Trading

On May 11, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Walter Little, a former partner at an international law firm, and his neighbor with making more than $1 million in illicit profits by insider trading around corporate… Read More

SEC Charges Avaneesh Krishnamoorthy with Insider Trading

On April 24, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Avaneesh Krishnamoorthy, a vice president in the risk management department of a New York-based investment bank, with insider trading on confidential information he learned in advance of a… Read More

SEC Charges Traders For Insider Trading – Posted by Brenda Hamilton

On April 14, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced an emergency court order to freeze assets for Insider Trading. According to the SEC, the assets were in two brokerage accounts used last week to reap more than… Read More

Government Official Gordon Johnson Reaches Settlement for Insider Trading

On November 14, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it entered into a settlement agreement with Gordon Johnston, a former official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) who allegedly participated… Read More

Executive of Pinnacle Financial Partners James Cope Charged with Insider Trading

On October 21, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged a James Cope, a Tennessee lawyer who served on the executive committee of the board of directors of Nashville-based Pinnacle Financial Partners with insider trading based on nonpublic… Read More

Robert Gadimian Charged with Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) today charged the former senior director of regulatory affairs for Puma Biotechnology with insider trading ahead of the company’s news announcements about a drug to treat breast cancer. The SEC alleges that… Read More