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Wayne Law Professor Peter Henning publishes book on 'Securities Crimes'

December 20, 2013

DETROIT — Wayne State University Law School Professor Peter J. Henning is co-author of a new edition of the treatise Securities Crimes, published by Thomson Reuters.

The book, written with attorneys Marvin G. Pickholz and Jason R. Pickholz, incorporates the latest developments in the enforcement of federal securities laws, including insider trading, accounting fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The book was published Dec.11 and is also available on Westlaw and Westlaw Next.

It provides an array of strategies, tactics and techniques for defending securities criminal cases, including prosecutions involving related statues, such as mail and wire fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and obstruction of justice. The treatise is the leading work designed for practitioners by providing in-depth coverage of the process of a criminal case and related civil enforcement actions.

“Securities crimes have become a major focus, and the book provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal issues that can arise in these cases,” Henning said. “My co-authors are among the leading practitioners in the field.”

Henning’s research focuses primarily on white-collar crime, and he frequently publishes articles and often is quoted in the media and asked to comment on related legal issues. He is a neutral arbiter through the National Association of Securities Dealers Dispute Resolution arbitration program to resolve customer and broker claims involving securities. Henning also writes a regular column for The New York Times DealBook called White Collar Watch.

Henning of Grosse Pointe Park graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. He was a senior attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission until 1991, working on cases involving insider trading, penny stock fraud, market manipulation and accounting irregularities. He then moved to the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, working in the Fraud Section on the investigation and prosecution of bank fraud. He joined the Wayne Law faculty in 1994.