Jenner & Block

Insider Trading: New Developments and How to Respond, DC Bar

Jenner & Block Partners Larry P. Ellsworth and Michael K. Lowman were panelists before the D.C. Bar, where they and key regulators from the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission updated attendees on recent developments in insider trading law and provided insights into how companies and individuals can respond to these developments. Mr. Ellsworth led a discussion of the recent landmark Second Circuit decision in SEC v. Newman and related cases. Mr. Lowman challenged some aspects of the SEC’s theories in recent computer hacking cases.  The program was held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from noon to 2 pm at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street, NW, Washington DC 20005.

Mr. Ellsworth is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of its Securities Litigation and Enforcement and Class Action Practices.  He is a former assistant chief litigation counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Trial Unit.  Mr. Ellsworth is chairman of the DC Bar’s Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement Committee and previously served as Chairman of the DC Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section and the Administrative Law Section.

Mr. Lowman is also a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of its Securities Litigation and Enforcement and Class Action Practices.  He too is a former assistant chief litigation counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Trial Unit and is former chairman of the DC Bar’s Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement Committee and of the Corporate Counsel Committee.