How does the Department of Justice build an insider trading case?

New York white collar criminal defense attorney, Priya Chaudhry, shares how the DOJ builds an insider trading case.

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There’s two typical ways that the Department of Justice begins and then builds an insider trading case. They either notice there was insider trading or suspect it because there’s an anomaly, which means some stock went public and there was a huge buy or sell in it. Or there’s somebody who tips them off sometimes there’s a whistleblower. And once they suspect that there’s insider trading the way they build the case is by getting all the trade records. They subpoena, they start investigating, they start talking to people, and they get documents.