It is important to understand the nature of insider trading and why you need an attorney who will work to develop your best possible defense. Contact us today to speak with a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney about your insider trading case. The markets for publicly traded securities (e.g., stock) are supposed to be open and fair-no one investor is supposed to have an advantage over another. Insider trading occurs when an investor uses private information (i.e., information not publicly available) to buy or sell a stock. For example, an employee of a company may know about an upcoming merger. If the employee uses that private information to buy or sell his company’s stock, he is committing insider trading.
The penalties for insider trading are serious. Penalties can include prison time, large fines, probation and other punishments. Further, reputations can be ruined, affecting personal and professional futures. In the era of big money and big stock packages, a charge of insider trading can bring a great deal of notoriety quickly and can have serious criminal penalties. That is why it is essential to have an attorney represent the accused as early as possible in these cases.
Given the seriousness of this crime, your attorney must build your strongest defense possible and do so as early as possible. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorneys at The Zeiger Firm understand the many laws that apply to these cases, and we zealously will investigate and defend you against the charges. With aggressive investigation and lawyering, our attorneys will try to convince the authorities to drop and dismiss cases at their inception. When cases do go forward, our criminal defense attorneys aggressively and zealously will defend you against these charges.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, have assembled teams of investigators and prosecutors who handle these cases. To fight these charges, you need defense attorneys who have handled these cases, understand the nature of the charges and how to fight them.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorney to defend you when arrested and charged with insider trading, contact The Zeiger Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-546-0340 or send us an email via the form to the left.