• Maintaining Client Confidences During the Holidays: Avoiding Accidental Tipping
  • January 6, 2014 | Author: Dixie L. Johnson
  • Law Firm: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - Washington Office
  • With holiday cheer in full swing, it is time once again to consider how to avoid putting family and friends in danger by inadequately protecting material, nonpublic information entrusted to us at work. Previous writings provided an overview of applicable law and examples of unfortunate accidental tipping situations in prior years (When the SEC Alleges Tipping (August 2011), Topics to Avoid in Holiday Conversation (November 2011), and Wrong Kind of Holiday Present for Family and Friends (December 2012)). This year, unfortunately, the best lessons come from cases the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought involving law firm lawyers, two partners and one associate.