Bharara Task Force Calls On Congress To Ban Insider Trading


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January 27, 2020
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A task force led by former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday called on Congress to pass clear and concise insider trading legislation, saying in a report that a bill recently passed by the House of Representatives gets partway there.

The group, which includes Southern District of New York Judge Jed Rakoff and several former enforcement officials, was formed in 2018 to consider fixes or alternatives to the current regime, under which insider trading is typically charged as fraud under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act.

The task force also included former SEC Commissioner Joseph Grundfest; Milbank LLP partner Katherine Goldstein, who was head of the securities fraud unit at the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP partner Melinda Haag, a former U.S. attorney in Northern California; and Columbia Law School professor John Coffee Jr.

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