Baruch College Explores The Sec And Insider Trading

New York, NY, March 7, 2011 – Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity will host a panel discussion titled The SEC and Insider Trading: Is the Line of Acceptability Shifting? on Tuesday, March 8, to analyze the legal and investment implications of the SEC investigations and prosecutions into insider trading.

The SEC has moved forward in prosecuting a number of high-profile cases of alleged insider trading.  Investment research networks where inside information may flow freely have become a focal point for the SEC in its investigations.  Has the line of what constitutes ‘acceptable investment research’ moved?  What is ‘inside information’ and what kind of information gathering is permitted under the Securities Acts?  The expert panel will discuss the new atmosphere on Wall Street and what some believe indicates a new aggressiveness on the part of the SEC to re-define what constitutes fraud in the sale and purchase of securities.

The panel will be moderated by Larry Zicklin, Clinical Professor of Business Ethics at NYU’s Stern School of Business and will feature Melvin Brosterman, Partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Marc Sulam, Portfolio Manager at Healy Circle Capital and Leigh Waxman, General Counsel at Para Advisors LLC.

WHAT: The SEC and Insider Trading: Is the Line of Acceptability Shifting?

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8th

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Baruch College, Newman Conference Center

151 E. 25th Street, Room 750

For more information or to obtain press passes, please contact:

Ed Pachetti, (646) 660-6135, Ed.pachetti@baruch.cuny.edu