Transactions involving financial instruments such as stocks, commodities and currencies are subject to state and federal government regulation. Suspected wrongdoing is thoroughly investigated by regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Franchise Tax Board or the IRS, the Attorney General’s Office and other law enforcement agencies. It is sometimes difficult to tow the line between illegal behavior and being a competitive player on the market.
For this reason, allegations of insider trading and other securities fraud are sometimes the result of an unfortunate misunderstanding. We have considerable experience in defending against insider trading cases, financial reporting violations, accounting fraud, money laundering and health care fraud, in addition to consulting business on compliance with existing insider trading laws, regulations and department expectations.
At Jayne Law Group, P.C., we have experience handling complicated white collar crime cases involving the SEC and other regulatory bodies. As former prosecutors, we have represented clients on both sides of this issue.
Please call 415-623-3600 for a free consultation with a securities fraud defense attorney.
Legal Protection Against State And Federal Charges
Securities fraud is the intentional concealment or omission of material information to gain an illegal benefit in violation of relevant laws. Our securities fraud and investment fraud attorneys represent people and corporations in:
- SEC investigations and enforcement actions
- Claims arising out of the Whistleblower and False Claims Act
- Federal prosecutions
- Currency violations and fraud (Initial Coin Offerings)
- Consulting small businesses in compliance with Insider Trading laws and best practices
Even the accusation of securities fraud has the potential to cause harsh consequences for a professional and/or corporation. If convicted, you may face heavy fines and even years in prison, in addition to a criminal record that is likely to prevent you from obtaining employment in the financial industry. For that reason, it is absolutely critical that you contact our experienced fraud defense lawyers as soon as you become aware of an investigation in which you may be implicated. In some cases, we may be able to prevent charges from ever being filed.
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