Insider Trading Training

Insider Trading Online Training Course

Course Overview

Insider trading is a crime - and an insidious threat to the operation, reputation and culture of your organization.

From a financial perspective, insider trading represents a legal risk with the potential for significant fines and penalties, the loss of important leaders in the organization who may be fired or imprisoned, and length, disruptive and expensive investigations.

From a cultural perspective, insider trading reflects a clear conflict of interest and a willingness to get ahead at the expense of the company and other employees. It feeds the narrative that your organization is being managed and manipulated by a small group of insiders for their benefit - and undercuts worker commitment and performance.

This course helps learners understand the basics of insider trading, how to avoid missteps that may not be intuitive to frontline managers and employees, and highlights the potential for personal and organizational penalties for insider trading violations.


Course Snapshot

Course length: 25 minutes

Audience: Managers and Employees

Format: Video and audio narration

Insider Trading is designed for corporate executives, service professionals (law, finance, accounting), and all people with access to business information that is not easily available to the general investing public.

Our expert is Tim Crudo, former Assistant US Attorney in San Francisco, who was responsible for several high profile prosecutions of company executives for insider trading.

This course focuses on the practical, teaching learners to identify “material, non-public, inside information,” the risk posed by expert networks, and when “helpful” information crosses the line to non-public “inside” information.

This course also gives learners direct access to Emtrain’s Course Experts and can anonymously ask questions via our innovative Expert Q&A feature.

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Meet Timothy Crudo

Corporate Risk and Governance Expert

As an expert in corporate governance and white collar criminal matters, Tim regularly advises corporate boards and executives on topics such as: insider trading, securities violations, accounting fraud, and other corporate crimes. As a former Chief of the Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco, Tim was the lead prosecutor in a number of high-profile criminal trials of senior corporate executives in Silicon Valley. For several years, Tim was a partner at Latham & Watkins.

Currently, he is a partner at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, where he heads up the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Enforcement Practice Group. As a trial lawyer, he focuses on investigations and cases brought by criminal prosecutors, government regulators, and shareholders in white collar, securities, and corporate governance matters as well as internal corporate investigations.

Key Course Concepts

  • What is insider trading?
  • What is a material, non-public disclosure?
  • When is there a duty?
  • Issues around tipping and expert networks.
  • What is secondary liability.

Key Course Features

  • Gives learners access to Emtrain Experts for best practices on this topic.
  • Course expert is Tim Crudo, former Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco and current partner at Coblentz Patch.
  • Tailored to include your branding and logo.
  • Available in English.
  • Includes Emtrain’s robust Learning Platform.
  • Compatible with SCORM 1.2, 2004 or AICC.

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