The global COVID-19 pandemic and its rapid evolution has placed enormous pressure on organizations as they seek to adapt to the situation and communicate their response. It is crucial that boards and management collaborate to find the best way forward for the organization.
The recent insider trading case of a former senior lawyer at Apple Inc. serves as a reminder that those tasked with upholding a company’s insider trading rules are expected to ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to complying with ethical and legal obligations in handling confidential information. This case and similar prior cases remind us that counsel and firms ought to be vigilant and take proactive steps to monitor and enforce insider trading programs.
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