What Does Cooperation Buy You?

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT) -- Cooperation. The word is filled with meaning for enforcement professionals. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice profess to weigh it heavily when making charging and sanctioning decisions. Courts claim to balance it carefully when making sentencing decisions. But does cooperating really yield tangible benefits for insider trading defendants? Or does it make sense to “roll the dice” and go to trial? Unsurprisingly, the answer is highly fact-specific. But, our analysis of insider trading cases in 2012 and earlier years provides...
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