Regulatory: Insider Trading Policies and Confidentiality Agreements Need Review

Gardner DavisCorporate policies regarding insider trading and employee and business partner obligations with respect to nonpublic information need to be reevaluated in light of recent, high profile SEC enforcement actions.

Both public and private companies have historically adopted employee policies prohibiting the disclosure of confidential company information and, in the case of public companies, restricting trading in the company's stock. Companies also routinely enter into confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (NDA) with outside contractors and business partners to protect proprietary information and trade secrets.

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