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Insider Trading – Ontario Securities Fraud Lawyer

When stories involving accusations of insider trading break, they can almost instantly have a negative effect on the personal and professional reputations of the financial professionals involved and the industry as a whole. If you face accusations of insider trading or are currently the subject of an investigation, it is important to immediately seek the counsel of a skilled criminal defence lawyer.
If you or your organization is being accused of using your special relationship with the company or using a material fact or material change about the company that has not been disclosed to the public, you should consult with a lawyer who understands insider trading or tipping. Even if you are not seeking inside information, you can be liable for insider trading if you received material, non-public information and then purchased or sold securities, or provided that information to a third party who then trades in securities.

Toronto insider trading defence lawyer Damien R. Frost has been practicing since 1981 and is committed to achieving favourable outcomes for his clients in these complex cases. The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP represent corporate officers and other professionals who are accused of using non-public information to profit from the sale of securities. Individuals with a special relationship to an issuer are not limited to the board of directors or management. Any person who receives material, non-public information about the publicly traded company – whether they are web developers, lawyers, accountants, or building maintenance staff – has a special relationship and must be careful not to engage in any trading or tipping. If you have any concerns about trading in securities, or have been contacted by the Ontario Securities Commission or the police, contact our lawyers to schedule a free consultation today.

Insider Trading and Tipping Are Serious Regulatory Crimes With Criminal Implications

Being found guilty of insider trading, tipping or other forms of securities fraud, can impact your career and reputation in a number of ways. From a regulatory perspective, you could lose your license to trade securities and face significant fines if convicted. Depending on the severity of your situation, you could face criminal sanctions such as incarceration and substantial fines.
Beyond the legal implications of your case, being investigated or charged with insider trading or tipping can permanently damage your reputation with colleagues, clients and the public. The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP work diligently to resolve these cases in a discreet manner, protecting the privacy and reputation of their clients.

Lawyers for Whistleblowers and Witnesses of Securities Fraud

The Ontario Securities Commission encourages whistleblowers, or those with information about securities fraud or violations, to come forward and submit a report. Whistleblowers can submit a report personally or anonymously, both with the assistance of a lawyer. In some circumstances, whistleblowers may be eligible for compensation by the Ontario Securities Commission.
If you have specific, credible information about securities violations you should speak with a lawyer before coming forward in order to ensure that you are protected. The lawyers at Damien Frost & Associates LLP can assist in preparing a report to the Ontario Securities Commission. Damien Frost & Associates LLP can also provide you with strategic advice and assistance if you have been subpoenaed as a witness for a securities fraud matter. Click here to schedule a free consultation today.

Don’t Wait Until You’ve Been Charged

Before speaking to investigators about the accusations against you, contact Damien Frost & Associates LLP for a free initial consultation. Click here to schedule a free consultation or call us at 416-923-1900 to speak to a lawyer today.

I was charged along with nine other physicians with fraud against OHIP. I was also the subject of a complaint before the College of Physicians and Surgeons arising from the same allegations. I was assigned counsel by the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). On the advice of a friend who was a Crown Counsel I insisted that I be allowed to retain Mr. Frost. I am very pleased that I was allowed to do so. Mr. Frost (together with Ms. Samantha Peeris) provided me with first class representation. He convinced the Crown to drop the charges against me. His office always kept me informed in a timely fashion of any developments. He clearly understood the impact of these allegations on my professional reputation. Mr. Frost always maintained a very low profile. Mr. Frost went on to represent me before the College of Physicians and Surgeons ensuring that no disciplinary was taken. I continue to practice medicine in my area of expertise.

Dr. C.

Members of The Criminal Lawyers Association, Toronto Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association 
and Advocates' Society.

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