Legal Series 2014: International Securities Litigation
Overview:In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues regarding International Securities Litigation.
Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:
- International Securities Litigation – an Overview
- The development of International Securities Class Action Litigation
- Emerging Issues regarding Cross-Border litigation
- Strategies to be prepared when faced with International Securities Litigation
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Halliburton II: Back to Basic(s)
- Background on Basic and the Fraud-on-the-Market Theory
- Halliburton II: Attack on the Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption
- Outcome: Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption Survives but It’s Now Easier to Rebut
- Looking Ahead
Stone & Magnanini LLP
International Securities Disputes
- Presumption Against Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Statutes
- The Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. Securities laws
- Types of Securities Cases that Can Be Brought by Foreign Plaintiffs
- International Securities Class Action Suits
- Strategies for Overcoming Potential Challenges
- Use of International Arbitration to Resolve Disputes
Todd G. Cosenza is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York specializing in complex financial litigation, with a focus on securities class actions. He has obtained victories for his clients in a number of landmark shareholder class actions. Mr. Cosenza also regularly serves as counsel to independent audit and special committees in the context of internal corporate investigations and advises senior executives and boards of directors on corporate governance matters, particularly those involving mergers and acquisitions.
In 2013, the New York Law Journal selected Mr. Cosenza as a "Rising Star." He was the recipient of Fordham Law School's 2012 "Rising Star Award" recognizing the extraordinary achievements of a distinguished alumnus. Mr. Cosenza also was recognized in New York Super Lawyers 2013 in the area of Securities Litigation.
Todd G. Cosenza is a partner in the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York specializing …
David Stone is the Managing partner of Stone and Magnanini LLP. Previously, Mr. Stone served as Managing partner of the New Jersey Office of Boies Schiller and Flexner and chaired that firm’s False Claims Act practice area. Mr. Stone has extensive experience representing clients in complex commercial litigations involving financial, securities, and insurance-related matters. He been practicing whistleblower law for over 20 years and has assisted the government in recovering over 1 billion dollars in cases in which his clients have been involved. Mr. Stone also serves on the Advisory Board of Taxpayers Against Fraud and has taught complex litigation as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall and has represented Whistleblowers in both FDA hearings and congressional investigations.
In addition to Mr. Stone’s extensive experience litigating health care False Claims Act cases, Mr. Stone and his firm also have been involved in representing whistleblowers in a wide-range of industries including financial fraud where Mr. Stone represented the Lehman Brothers whistleblower, tax fraud, and defense contracting fraud. Mr. Stone has lectured widely on the subjects of False Claims Act Law and complex commercial litigation. Additionally, Mr. Stone and his firm have been called upon to perform internal fraud and compliance investigations for various companies.
David Stone is the Managing partner of Stone and Magnanini LLP. Previously, Mr. Stone served as Managing partner of the …
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About Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is a leading international law firm that provides strategic legal representation and counsel to market-leading public and private companies worldwide. Founded in 1888, the firm has over 600 lawyers based in key financial centers: New York, Washington, Paris, London, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt and Brussels. Willkie’s top-tier Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice is particularly renowned for its strength in the area of financial reporting and related proceedings. The firm has handled some of the highest-profile audit committee investigations into fraudulent financial reporting, and most recently is defending numerous SEC, Department of Justice, and congressional proceedings arising out of the financial crisis.
About Stone & Magnanini LLP
Stone & Magnanini LLP is a litigation boutique, formerly the New Jersey office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, which spun off in 2009 into a powerhouse of its own. Stone & Magnanini’s practice has taken its attorneys all over the country and the world. Its attorneys are experienced in a wide variety of securities-related litigation, from defending complex class actions to litigating on behalf of individual and institutional shareholders to investigating and prosecuting securities fraud.
The founding partners, David Stone and Robert Magnanini, have participated in some of the most complicated and hard-fought securities cases in recent history, including, for example, securities litigation involving Maurice “Hank” Greenberg and his companies Starr International Company (SICO) and C.V. Starr & Co. in several complex litigations and investigations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Bermuda. On behalf of Qwest Communications International, the firm’s attorneys were part of the team that won dismissal of a $9 billion civil RICO claim brought by foreign bankruptcy trustees over alleged accounting improprieties and settled over 20 opt-out suits for a fraction of the asserted exposure. Stone & Magnanini has also assisted Ponzi victims of Bernie Madoff and Kenneth Starr, in recovery damages from banks and other institutions who invested the funds.