Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wang and Steinberg on Insider Trading
Two chapter from the new edition of Insider Trading (PLI 2d ed. 2006), by WILLIAM K.S. WANG, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and MARC STEINBERG, Southern Methodist School of Law, are posted on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This paper is the Introductory chapter to Insider Trading (PLI 2d ed. 2006). Insider Trading is a two-volume treatise that analyzes the application of various laws to stock market insider trading and tipping. Among the federal laws are Exchange Act section 10(b), SEC rule 10b-5, mail/wire fraud, SEC rule 14e-3, Exchange Act section 16, and Securities Act section 17(a),. The state laws discussed are the common law, the Uniform Securities Act, and the California and New York securities statutes.
Another chapter addresses government enforcement of the insider trading/tipping prohibitions. A chapter on compliance programs deals with how firms can try to prevent illegal insider trading and tipping. Two chapters compare the harmful and allegedly beneficial effects of stock market insider trading and discuss the harm to individual investors from each specific insider trade.