Los Angeles Insider Trading Defense Lawyer

While not always understood, the term "insider trading" is commonplace in the securities industry. While transactions involving stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, real estate, derivatives and other financial instruments are heavily regulated, there are times when the line between seeking a legal competitive advantage and illegally gaming the system is razor thin.

Securities Fraud Defense Attorney

I am Jonathan Schwartz, a veteran securities attorney in Marina del Rey, California. For more than 30 years, I have worked as an independent securities attorney representing both investors and stockbrokers in enforcement activity in which disciplinary action and/or monetary compensation is sought.

I represent clients in cases involving insider trading and other potential securities regulatory issues, including:

  • Market manipulation
  • Requirements to buy and sell stock
  • "Pump-and-dump" schemes
  • Pyramid schemes/Ponzi schemes
  • Trading suspensions

For more information about my practice, call me at The Law Office of Jonathan Schwartz at 310-496-5770.

Los Angeles Insider Trading Defense Attorney

As a trial attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I was responsible for investigations and filing of civil injunctive actions against private persons and companies. I understand the mindset, regulations and processes that motivate the agencies that enforce our securities laws and regulations. I have successfully defended brokers who were accused by the SEC of illegal trading activities.

The SEC will often share the facts of their cases with the U.S. Attorney's Office, so there could be parallel civil and criminal cases being brought simultaneously. Such instances of parallel prosecutions introduce an additional level of complexity to the task of defending a client. If you believe you may be the subject of such an investigation, it is in your best interest to not just retain a lawyer with securities experience, but one who possesses a thorough understanding of both the SEC and securities law as it is practiced in the field.

I have that experience. Since 1972, I have tried or arbitrated civil securities cases as an independent attorney. In my years in the practice of securities law, I have served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), an attorney advisor to Commissioner Philip Elman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and as an compliance attorney for the Office of Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) — an Office within the U.S. Department of Commerce created by Executive Order of the President of the United States.

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For a free phone consultation with an experienced Southern California insider trading attorney, contact me online or call The Law Office of Jonathan Schwartz at 310-496-5770.