The Biggest Securities Cases Of 2015: Midyear Report

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (June 30, 2015, 3:18 PM EDT) -- As 2015 hits the halfway mark, the securities bar is wading through the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's Omnicare decision, the fallout from the Second Circuit's landmark Newman ruling and the ongoing challenges to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's use of administrative courts.

Attorneys started off the year still reeling from the Second Circuit's December decision in Newman to toss the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers and raise the bar for prosecutors hoping to prove tippee liability.

In March, the Supreme Court made a splash when it settled in Omnicare the question of whether executives can...

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