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.
Peter I. Altman
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Peter's practice focuses on representing investment management firms, private and public companies, and individuals in white collar and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, securities class action litigation, and internal investigations. He is counsel to numerous investment management firms on issues of day-to-day regulatory risk and compliance, corporate governance, SEC examinations, and SEC enforcement investigations.
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 -->