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  • Designed for: Lawyers and other Professionals

  • Accredited: 2 hours (Professionalism) by Law Society of Ontario - Certificate upon completion

  • Duration: 2 hours

  • Program Language: English

  • Program Fee: $199

  • Viewer Discretion is advised. This film references suicide. This film contains Adult Language. This film contains graphic descriptions of what occurs inside of prison. This film may not be suitable for all audiences.


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Collared for Accountants

Hanif Ladha

The course and content was very good, using a real-life situational with consequences was impactful.

The course and content was very good, using a real-life situational with consequences was impactful.

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wing hong tam

Powerful alert for all professional to ethics slippage.

Powerful alert for all professional to ethics slippage.

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Bruce Nelson

Eye opening and very to the point

Eye opening and very to the point

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Collared for Accountants

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Interesting course

Aaron Gregson

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Very appropriate

Russell Pelley

Very comprehensive

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Course Summary

This program features the documentary film Collared which premiered at Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education 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 and investment professionals who want to understand how ethical decision-making impacts business and personal lives, and how the line between ethical and unethical decision making can be complex, confusing and blurred over time.

Specific Learning Objectives

  • 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

  • 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

Post-Screening Experts

Moderator: Garrick Apollon, LLB, JD, LLM, LLCM

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

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 makes 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 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 has 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

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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Collared - Original Documentary Film Case Study


    • Collared - Full Movie

  • 2

    Collared - Expert Panel Discussion

    • Collared - Expert Panel

  • 3

    Collared - Post-Screening Quiz

    • Collared – Quiz