The Martoma Verdict And the Perils of Insider Trading Cases (White Collar Crime)

On Feb. 6, 2014, former SAC Capital Advisors LP manager Mathew Martoma became the 79th individual convicted of insider trading in cases brought by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office. After less than three days of deliberation, a jury of seven women and five men convicted Martoma on all three counts of insider trading.1 Despite the herculean efforts of a defense team led by Richard Strassberg of Goodwin Proctor, Martoma faces up to 20 years in prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for June.