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Appellate Practice

Dec. 16, 2016

SCOTUS Preparation and Insider Training with Friends and Family

Mark Haddad (Sidley Austin) on the exacting demands, particular strategies, and gratifying reward of SCOTUS appeals; Peter Altman (Akin Gump) chats "friends and family" insider trading liability after Salman v. U.S.


Mark E. Haddad

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

business law, litigation

555 W 5th St
Los Angeles , CA 90013

Phone: (213) 896-6604

Fax: (213) 896-6600


Yale Law School

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Peter I. Altman

Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Phone: (310) 728-3085


Brooklyn Law School

Peter represents investment management firms, private and public companies, and individuals in white collar and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, securities class litigation and internal investigations. He also advises investment advisers on day-to-day risk management issues related to topics including securities trading, compliance with the Investment Advisers Act, and the use of big data and alternative forms of electronic communication.


This week's show focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court in both a general and specific sense. Mark Haddad, who's handled a number of appeals before the country's court of last resort, joins the program to discuss his experience with those cases, and the particular rigors they present. Mr. Haddad, a former clerk for Justice William Brennan and now a Partner with Sidley Austin, will describe unique strategies and novel approaches an appellate counselor does well to ply when trying matters before the country's high court.
Then, Peter Altman, of Akin Gump, will be on to examine a specific Supreme Court ruling, in a securities fraud appeal regarding insider tips conveyed to close friends and relatives. He'll tell us how this opinion clarifies the doctrine, but also leaves some important questions unanswered.
Don't forget CLE credit is available for listeners; find the link below to take a short true/false test and receive one hour of participatory credit. <!-- Weekly Appellate Report Podcast -->


Brian Cardile

Rulings Editor, Podcast Host, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reporter

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