On that note, a few thoughts on operating within the new workforce dynamics brought about by COVID-19. Companies should evaluate their insider trading policies and list of routine “insiders” in the context of changes in work and meeting environments. Some questions to evaluate whether the insider list needs to be adjusted or expanded are:
Has the “who” of meeting access changed? Many meetings are taking place online - who has access to those meetings?
Is an admin tasked with monitoring or facilitating the web meeting?
Are there IT employees who now have access to meeting recordings or archives?
Are meetings more easily overheard by family or household members?
Insider Trading: Who Monitors the Compliance Officer?
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Insider Trading: Still a Thing?
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Insider Trading: The SEC's Interest in Social Media Activity
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Is an Educated Guess Material Nonpublic Information?
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In the News This Week
This week a couple of news blurbs caught my eye, so I figured I'd summarize them in today's blog. The first involves LinkedIn's CEO, the second involves another insider trading case (along with ...Read More