January 31, 2020

Litigation and White Collar Partner Katherine Goldstein Co-Authors Bharara Task Force Report on Insider Trading

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As a member of the Bharara Task Force on Insider Trading, Litigation and White Collar partner Katherine Goldstein recently co-authored a report which makes recommendations to improve and clarify insider trading law.

In the report, the Task Force recommends simple, clear and understandable legislation specific to the offense of insider trading. 

In 2018, Ms. Goldstein was invited to be a member of Former US Attorney Preet Bharara’s Task Force on Insider Trading. The Task Force is a blue-ribbon working group of eight leading experts on insider trading. The report, which was released on January 27, 2020, follows a year-long study conducted by the Task Force in which they studied the history and current state of insider trading law and received input from various outside groups with expertise and interest.

Since its release, the report has garnered significant media attention, including from The NY Times, The American Lawyer and Law 360.

Ms. Goldstein is a leading advisor to companies, boards of directors and individuals facing high-stakes investigations by the US Department of Justice, SEC and other regulators. She also counsels clients during their most sensitive internal investigations. An experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Goldstein’s practice builds on her nearly 12 years of experience as a federal prosecutor. Most recently, Ms. Goldstein served as the former Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she supervised some of the most complex and high-profile white collar and securities matters in the country.

The report, as well as additional information about the Task Force, is available at www.BhararaTaskForce.com.