Alumna acts for US Government in prominent insider trading case

4 October 2011

Alumna Antonia Apps (LLB 1991) is one of a team of two assistant United States attorneys who have successfully tried a crucial insider trading case at the US District Court in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.

The case, US v James Fleishman, 11-CR-32, tried by Apps and fellow assistant attorney David Liebowitz, saw a former salesman at a Silicon Valley research firm found guilty of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the latest conviction in the government's sweeping investigation into insider trading at hedge funds.

Antonia Apps completed her Law degree at the University of Sydney with an outstanding academic record, winning multiple prizes throughout her degree, then attended Oxford and Harvard on scholarships. On graduation from Harvard, Antonia rose quickly through the ranks of a prominent law firm and clerked for a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She was appointed an assistant US attorney in 2007.

Antonia is also the daughter of Professor Patricia Apps, Director of Research and Professor in Public Economics in Law at Sydney Law School.

Sydney Law School congratulates Antonia on her stellar career achievements to date.

Contact: Jenifer Waters

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