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Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review Sep 2019

Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Ever-Changing Scope Of Insider Trading Liability For Tippees In The Second Circuit, Sari Rosenfeld May 2019

The Ever-Changing Scope Of Insider Trading Liability For Tippees In The Second Circuit, Sari Rosenfeld

Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review

Liability under insider trading law continues to change as federal courts attempt to find new ways to hold insiders liable under the law. As recently as two years ago, the Second Circuit—in analyzing past decisions regarding tipper-tippee insider trading violations—blurred the distinction between legal and illegal insider trading when it fundamentally altered the idea of “personal benefit.” These various decisions provide the basis for antifraud provisions of securities law applying to insider trading, the consequences of which can be detrimental. This Note will discuss the standard that the Second Circuit uses to hold tippees liable for insider trading ...


Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review Feb 2019

Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Regulating High-Frequency Trading: The Case For Individual Criminal Liability, Orlando Cosme Jr. Jan 2019

Regulating High-Frequency Trading: The Case For Individual Criminal Liability, Orlando Cosme Jr.

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

The popular imagination of securities trading is a chaotic, physical stock exchange—a busy floor with hurried traders yelling, “buy, buy, buy!” While this image is a Hollywood and media favorite, it is no longer accurate. In 2019, most securities trading is conducted electronically on digital markets. One type of trading strategy, high-frequency trading, utilizes algorithms, data centers, fiber optic cables, and supercomputers to obtain an edge in the market. High-frequency trading has leveraged advancements in technology to constitute over half of all trading volume in a given day. High-frequency trading, however, has come under scrutiny in recent years as ...


Insider Trading Law And The Ambiguous Quest For Edge, A. C. Pritchard Apr 2018

Insider Trading Law And The Ambiguous Quest For Edge, A. C. Pritchard

Michigan Law Review

A review of Sheelah Kolhatkar, Black Edge.


Examining The Jpmorgan “Princeling” Settlement: Insight Into Current Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Fcpa) Interpretation And Enforcement, Beverley Earle, Anita Cava Jan 2018

Examining The Jpmorgan “Princeling” Settlement: Insight Into Current Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Fcpa) Interpretation And Enforcement, Beverley Earle, Anita Cava

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

Shortly after the November 2016 U.S. Presidential election, JP Morgan Chase and JP Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) settled and signed a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) in which they agreed to pay over $264 million to the DOJ, SEC and the Federal Reserve. The entities acknowledged that they had engaged in quid pro quo arrangements with Chinese officials for a number of years, employing relatives deemed “princelings” in return for favored treatment. Although JP Morgan Chase had ended the program in 2013, evidence of willful and widespread violations of the FCPA resulted in little prosecutorial credit. We examine this and other ...


From Systemic Risk To Financial Scandals: The Shortcomings Of U.S. Hedge Fund Regulation, Marco Bodellini Jan 2017

From Systemic Risk To Financial Scandals: The Shortcomings Of U.S. Hedge Fund Regulation, Marco Bodellini

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

In the recent past, hedge funds have demonstrated that they can pose and spread systemic risk across the financial markets, and that their managers can use them to commit fraud and misappropriation of fund assets. Even if the first issue now seems to be considered a serious one by the U.S. legislature, which in 2010, as a legislative response to the global financial crisis of 2007-2008, enacted the Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the current regulation still appears inconsistent and inappropriate to prevent and face it. By contrast, the second issue is not always ...


White Collar Crime, Robert J. Anello, Miriam L. Glaser Oct 2016

White Collar Crime, Robert J. Anello, Miriam L. Glaser

Fordham Law Review

This Article will address six different areas of white collar law and procedure: (1) fraud, (2) the Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), (3) conspiracy, (4) public corruption, (5) white collar practice, and (6) sentencing. Many of the cases profiled in this Article have driven legal and cultural developments far beyond the federal courts, including the cases of Leona Helmsley, one of New York’s most prominent real estate moguls; the “Mafia Commission,” a take-down of the bosses of the Five Families of La Cosa Nostra; and Abscam, a massive sting operation created by the federal government to expose corrupt officials. Of course, the cases and doctrines discussed can only scratch the surface of the vast wealth of jurisprudence and leadership that the Second Circuit has provided in the arena of white collar crime. Even more fascinating material therefore awaits the interested and industrious reader in his or her own research.


The Sky Is Not Falling, Todd Newman: The Ninth Circuit Endorses A Measured Reading Of Newman's Definition Of Personal Benefit For Insider Trading Liability In United States V. Salman, John L. Potapchuk Apr 2016

The Sky Is Not Falling, Todd Newman: The Ninth Circuit Endorses A Measured Reading Of Newman's Definition Of Personal Benefit For Insider Trading Liability In United States V. Salman, John L. Potapchuk

Boston College Law Review

On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in United States v. Salman, declined to adopt the novel definition of the personal-benefit element for insider trading, as articulated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in United States v. Newman in December 2014. In so doing, the court’s decision presented the first significant resistance to the longevity of the Newman court’s apparent holding that the personal-benefit element requires proof of a pecuniary exchange in all instances. This Comment argues that the court in Salman correctly declined to extend ...


Living Under The Boot: Militarization And Peaceful Protest, Charlotte Guerra Apr 2016

Living Under The Boot: Militarization And Peaceful Protest, Charlotte Guerra

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


In Her Words: Recognizing And Preventing Abusive Litigation Against Domestic Violence Survivors, David Ward Apr 2016

In Her Words: Recognizing And Preventing Abusive Litigation Against Domestic Violence Survivors, David Ward

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Let’S Invest In People, Not Prisons: How Washington State Should Address Its Ex-Offender Unemployment Rate, Sara Taboada Apr 2016

Let’S Invest In People, Not Prisons: How Washington State Should Address Its Ex-Offender Unemployment Rate, Sara Taboada

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Don’T Risk It; Wait Until She’S Sober, Patrick John White Apr 2016

Don’T Risk It; Wait Until She’S Sober, Patrick John White

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Let’S Talk About Sex: A Call For Guardianship Reform In Washington State, Sage Graves Apr 2016

Let’S Talk About Sex: A Call For Guardianship Reform In Washington State, Sage Graves

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


His Feminist Facade: The Neoliberal Co-Option Of The Feminist Movement, Anjilee Dodge, Myani Gilbert Apr 2016

His Feminist Facade: The Neoliberal Co-Option Of The Feminist Movement, Anjilee Dodge, Myani Gilbert

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization And The Nordic Model, Ane Mathieson, Easton Branam, Anya Noble Apr 2016

Prostitution Policy: Legalization, Decriminalization And The Nordic Model, Ane Mathieson, Easton Branam, Anya Noble

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Persistence And Resistance: Women’S Leadership And Ending Gender-Based Violence In Guatemala, Serena Cosgrove, Kristi Lee Apr 2016

Persistence And Resistance: Women’S Leadership And Ending Gender-Based Violence In Guatemala, Serena Cosgrove, Kristi Lee

Seattle Journal for Social Justice

No abstract provided.


Victimization On Main Street: Occupy Wall Street And The Mortgage Fraud Crisis, Sandra D. Jordan Feb 2016

Victimization On Main Street: Occupy Wall Street And The Mortgage Fraud Crisis, Sandra D. Jordan

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Family Ties: Salman And The Scope Of Insider Trading, Jill E. Fisch Jan 2016

Family Ties: Salman And The Scope Of Insider Trading, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

On October 5, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Salman v. United States. Salman raises questions about the scope of insider trading liability for tippees under the personal benefit test previously articulated in Dirks v. SEC. Some critics have argued the Second Circuit’s decision last year in United States v. Newman demonstrates that the personal benefit test is unduly restrictive and should be reconsidered. Salman offers an opportunity for the Supreme Court to do so.

This essay argues that Salman does not require the Court to reexamine the parameters of insider trading liability. Instead, the Court can ...


Why Firrea And Civil Enforcement Cannot Replace Individual Criminal Liability, Timothy Ly Jan 2016

Why Firrea And Civil Enforcement Cannot Replace Individual Criminal Liability, Timothy Ly

Washington University Journal of Law & Policy

This Note addresses the high burden of proving specific criminal intent within the context of the 2008 financial crisis. Ly analyzes the Department of Justice’s use of civil penalties under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) and addresses their impact on deterring illegal behavior. Ly argues that FIRREA has failed to adequately deter illegal behavior and proposes a financial mismanagement law that would lower the criminal burden from specific intent to recklessness.


Cooperating Individual Or Entity: Law Enforcement's Friend In A Time Of Escalating Deficits And Tight Budgets, Albert F. Tellechea Jan 2016

Cooperating Individual Or Entity: Law Enforcement's Friend In A Time Of Escalating Deficits And Tight Budgets, Albert F. Tellechea

Florida A & M University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwulaw: Susan Schwab Heyman's Post: Defining The Boundaries Of Insider Trading, Susan Schwab Heyman Aug 2015

Trending @ Rwulaw: Susan Schwab Heyman's Post: Defining The Boundaries Of Insider Trading, Susan Schwab Heyman

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Limiting Leukophobia: Looking Beyond Lockup. Debunking The Strategy Of Turning White Collars Orange, Jared J. Hight Jul 2015

Limiting Leukophobia: Looking Beyond Lockup. Debunking The Strategy Of Turning White Collars Orange, Jared J. Hight

Jared J Hight

The legal and political landscape of the past 30 years has resulted in the abandonment of the utilitarian principle of parsimony as applied to white collar criminals. In response to preceding decades of minor punishments meted out for serious white collar crimes, the Federal Sentencing Commission abandoned the typical past practices of sentencing judges and instead formulated Guidelines that are wildly excessive and no longer balance the need for community safety with the need for that same community to remain economically efficient. The guiding principles of deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation have been deemphasized in a new model that focuses primarily ...


Definitions, Religion, And Free Exercise Guarantees, Mark Strasser Jan 2015

Definitions, Religion, And Free Exercise Guarantees, Mark Strasser

Mark Strasser

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the free exercise of religion. Non-religious practices do not receive those same protections, which makes the ability to distinguish between religious and non-religious practices important. Regrettably, members of the Court have been unable to agree about how to distinguish the religious from the non-religious—sometimes, the implicit criteria focus on the sincerity of the beliefs, sometimes the strength of the beliefs or the role that they play in an individual’s life, and sometimes the kind of beliefs. In short, the Court has virtually guaranteed an incoherent jurisprudence by sending contradictory ...


The Problem With Consenting To Insider Trading, Leo Katz Jan 2015

The Problem With Consenting To Insider Trading, Leo Katz

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


U.S. Legal Profession Efforts To Combat Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing, Laurel S. Terry Jan 2015

U.S. Legal Profession Efforts To Combat Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing, Laurel S. Terry

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Financial Action Task Force And The Legal Profession, Duncan E. Osborne Jan 2015

The Financial Action Task Force And The Legal Profession, Duncan E. Osborne

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Lawyers In Combating Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing: Lessons From The English Approach, John A. Terrill Ii, Michael A. Breslow Jan 2015

The Role Of Lawyers In Combating Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing: Lessons From The English Approach, John A. Terrill Ii, Michael A. Breslow

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


Lawyer Ethics And The Financial Action Task Force: A Call To Action, Jack P. Sahl Jan 2015

Lawyer Ethics And The Financial Action Task Force: A Call To Action, Jack P. Sahl

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


Compliance Convergence In Fatf Rulemaking: The Conflict Between Agency Capture And Soft Law, Dr. Saby Ghoshray Jan 2015

Compliance Convergence In Fatf Rulemaking: The Conflict Between Agency Capture And Soft Law, Dr. Saby Ghoshray

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.