Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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Feb 26 2013 | 2:27pm ET
Facing two years in prison, former McKinsey & Co. chief Rajat Gupta now also faces a big legal bill: Goldman Sachs'.
A federal judge this week ordered Gupta to pay the bank $6.2 million, reimbursing it for its most of its legal expenses related to his insider-trading case. Gupta was a board member at Goldman and was convicted of passing confidential information about the bank to Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam.
Goldman had sought almost $6.9 million. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, who sentenced Gupta to two years in jail, shaved off some of that total when "the number of attorneys staffed on a task… exceeded what was reasonably necessary." But he said that Gupta offered no "colorable challenges" to their "veracity."
Gupta remains free on bail while he appeals his conviction.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…