By Trace Schmeltz | From a recent client Alert that we issued yesterday: Government regulators have started 2014 as they did throughout 2013 by continuing to go after insider trading both civilly and criminally. However, the U.S. Attorney’s office has had substantially more success in trying its criminal cases than the SEC has had recently in its civil trials. Why the government’s criminal prosecutors are having greater success proving criminal fraud than the SEC is having proving civil fraud might be because the SEC is pursuing cases that push the envelope on insider trading liability, either factually or legally. Whatever the reason, a trend might be developing...You can download a PDF of the Alert in its entirety by visiting our website here. If you'd like to receive our Alerts directly via email you can sign up to receive them here.