Jenner & Block

"Back to the Future in Insider Trading - Current Developments in Enforcement and Defense in View of the Recent Increase in Government Prosecutions: DOJ, SEC and Private Bar," DC Bar, Washington, DC

Jenner & Block Partners Larry P. Ellsworth and Michael K. Lowman will participate in a District of Columbia Bar Panel titled, “Back to the Future in Insider Trading - Current Developments in Enforcement and Defense in View of the Recent Increase in Government Prosecutions: DOJ, SEC and Private Bar,” to be held April 3 in Washington DC.

The panel will focus on the recent increased efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to aggressively prosecute “Wall Streeters,” “Main Streeters,” and foreign nationals under expanded misappropriation and other insider trading theories. The panel will feature top SEC and DOJ prosecutors, along with prominent defense counsel, discussing enforcement trends in this expanding area.

Mr. Ellsworth, a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Corporate, White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling, and Securities Practices, will moderate the panel. Prior to joining the Firm, he was Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the SEC.  He is presently defending some of the largest companies in the United States in confidential securities investigations, as well as in private class actions, and derivative actions.  Mr. Ellsworth is Chair of the DC Bar’s Broker Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement Committee and a member of the Steering Committee for the Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section.

Mr. Lowman is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and its Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Corporate, White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling, and Securities Practices. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Lowman served as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.  During his five years at the SEC, Mr. Lowman served as primary trial counsel in a wide variety of civil and administrative enforcement actions brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and elsewhere.


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