Insider Trading Prevention and Education for Professionals

An online CPE/CPD program developed in collaboration or with the expertise of


Lawyers, Accountants, Business Professionals, Investment Professionals


2 Hours




The edutainment platform

This program features the documentary film Collared that premiered at Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education screening to a sold-out audience in September 2018.

Learn from the story and revealing testimony of an ex-insider trader who is still struggling with the tragic consequences of what was the most prolonged insider trading scheme ever discovered by American and Canadian securities investigators. The intimate insights shared by reformed white-collar criminal Grmovsek complement the discussions with leading scholars and experts, and come together in this original professional education program that serves as a painful reminder of the gravity of the crime, and the importance of prevention and detection. The documentary is followed by a post-screening discussion panel about insider trading prevention and risk mitigation measures for professionals.

This engaging edutainment program will benefit all legal professionals who want to understand how ethical decision-making impacts business and personal lives, and how the line is between ethical and unethical decision making can be blurred, complex and confusing process over time.


This program is an accredited and/or eligible learning activity for lawyers in Canada.

ONTARIO: This program contains 2 hours of Professionalism Content accredited by the Law Society of Ontario.

BRITISH COLOMBIA: This program accredited and is listed in the Law Society of British Colombia portal.

BARREAU DU QUÉBEC: This program is held outside the Province of Québec and approved by another Canadian law society. It is automatically accredited by the Barreau du Québec and can be registered as an accredited training activity using the ID # 10017364.

This program may also be eligible towards CPD requirements for lawyers in other Canadian provinces.

This program also qualifies as an accredited and/or eligible learning activity for Chartered Professional Accountants, Business Professionals, and Investment Professionals.

It is recommended that you visit your professional organization’s website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfill your CPE/CPD requirements.

It is recommended that you visit your professional organization’s website to ensure participation in this activity will fulfill your CPD requirements.


Continuing Professional Education at the Movies

Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Better understand the duty of professionals to maintain confidentiality and the fiduciary duty obligations towards your client in a professional context
  • Review of the key principles of confidentiality and information protection applicable to professionals based on the legislation and other authorities prohibiting information misappropriation and insider trading
Compliance and Risk Management
  • Acquire best practices for analyzing ethical dilemmas for ethical decision making in relation to information misappropriation and insider trading
  • Understand how your organization can monitor and respond to information misappropriation and insider trading risks through risk management and corporate compliance


Emily Cole

Emily Cole

Investigations and Defence Lawyer

Emily Cole is an experienced investigation and defence lawyer specializing in crisis management and capital markets regulation. She defends directors, officers and companies in investigations and prosecutions of allegations including corruption, fraud and insider trading before the regulators and in the civil and criminal courts. She also conducts internal investigations for companies and guides individuals and companies through domestic and multi-jurisdiction external investigations conducted under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (MLAT). She also teaches Director Liability in the Director Education Program at the Rotman School of Management. Emily is admitted to practice in Ontario and New York.

Douglas Cumming

Douglas Cumming

Professor of Finance, Florida Atlantic University and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Douglas Cumming is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business of the Florida Atlantic University. His research areas span topics that include law and finance, public policy, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, private equity, IPOs, hedge funds, and exchange regulation and surveillance. He studies applied topics and make use of a wide range of empirical methods. His work often involves assessment of regulatory and other policy initiatives towards stimulating market activity.

Kelly Ohayon

Kelly Ohayon


Kelly Ohayon is a senior global executive who worked in a range of industries starting from professional services to manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, renewable energy, infrastructure and commercial real estate and for well known companies such as PwC, Deloitte and Bombardier. She is currently the MD Financial Governance and Controls at BMO Financial Group. Kelly as acquired in-depth expertise in Governance, Risk and Compliance, specializing in Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programs and Internal Audit.

Joseph Grmovsek

Joseph Grmovsek

Reformed White-Collar Criminal

A former lawyer in Ontario, he is Canada’s first and still only individual who has received a criminal conviction and sentence of imprisonment for illegal insider trading activities. He was incarcerated for close to three years in stays that included two maximum security prisons and has since embarked on a journey toward redemption as a former white-collar criminal.

Garrick Apollon

Garrick Apollon


A lawyer, scholar and producer, Garrick is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA program in the field of Corporate Governance and Ethics, and a Senior Fellow at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University. Collared is Garrick’s debut feature-length documentary and he oversaw the research and development of the project. He has several peer-reviewed publications in leading American law journals in the field of corporate governance and ethics.

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