Skadden Discusses What New SEC Insider Trading Rules Mean for Directors

In December 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) modified the rules governing preset stock trading programs for corporate insiders, known as 10b5-1 plans, which begin taking effect this year. The new rules will require directors, executives and other insiders to rethink their own preplanned trading programs, and companies will need to revisit their policies, and disclosure controls and procedures.

Below are answers to questions you may have. These are simplified and omit some conditions, exceptions and other details, so consider this just an overview and introduction.

What’s behind the changes?

The SEC’s Rule 10b5-1 allows insiders to establish … Read more