Securities and Shareholder Litigation: What Lies Ahead in 2019
Companies, either big or small, new or already an expert in the industry face considerable challenges in applying precautionary measures to prevent matters that might put the institution at risk. Shareholder lawsuits, which are among the most complex area of the law to litigate and often require an expensive cost to process, can bring the most damage to the company and its directors.
Since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, a growing number of fraud cases involving shareholders were filed on federal courts to address unwarranted shareholder lawsuits.
Join a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of defending against Security and Shareholder lawsuits and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving Securities and Shareholder Litigation. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.
Key Topics include:
- Securities and Shareholder Litigation in the 2019 Landscape: An Outlook
- Notable Court Decisions and Case Law Updates
- Prosecution and Defense Strategies
- Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
- Recent Trends in Securities Case Filings
- Trends in Shareholder Case Filings
Michael Hefter, Partner
- Overall landscape of securities litigation and filings regarding higher stock prices.
- Recent uptake in securities filings and review some recent cases and potential for 2019 impacts on Claimants bar.
Alexandra S. Peurach, Counsel
Troutman Sanders LLP
- More detail into notable decisions, issues around section 11 and concurrent jurisdictions and Blue Apron case and its impact on litigation moving forward.
Joni S. Jacobsen, Partner
- Some of the cases currently pending and what the impacts could be, section 14 cases and trends that see clients moving away from filing in Delaware, other cases that.
Who Should Attend:
- Securities Litigation Attorneys
- Financial Management Officers
- In-house Counsel
- General Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Litigation Officers
- Top Level Management
- Public and Private Companies
Michael Hefter is a trial lawyer with decades of experience leading clients through complex jury and bench trials in federal and state courts. He brings bold solutions to clients facing complicated disputes.
Michael's litigation portfolio includes matters involving: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business disputes, securities litigation, RICO actions, construction litigation, structured finance disputes, post-acquisition disputes, corporate governance (including mergers and acquisition litigation), claims involving lender liability issues, shareholder class and derivative actions, claims involving LLC and limited partnership issues and structures, bankruptcy related.
Michael has represented clients in numerous industries, including energy, power and utilities, insurance, healthcare, investment and commercial banking, private equity and hedge funds, venture capital, real estate, shipping, accounting, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, chemicals, and computer software.
Michael Hefter is a trial lawyer with decades of experience leading clients through complex jury and bench trials in federal …
Alex represents clients in high stakes matters in federal and state courts across the country. Alex has served as trial counsel for clients in jury trials, bench trials, mediations and arbitration proceedings. Alex focuses on securities and shareholder litigation, corporate governance matters, contract disputes, and business torts. Alex represents corporations, officers and directors in a wide variety of shareholder disputes, including securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, merger litigation, and board committee investigations. Alex has represented clients in a wide variety of industries in forums across the United States.
Alex represents clients in high stakes matters in federal and state courts across the country. Alex has served as trial …
Ms. Jacobsen, a partner at Dechert LLP, defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers when they become entangled in securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations and corporate governance disputes. Ranked in The Legal 500 (U.S.) in four categories, Ms. Jacobsen was named Among the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2017, and has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list every year since 2013. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches a seminar in Strategic Considerations in Securities Litigation. She received her B.A. from the University of Utah, with honors. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Jacobsen has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the country. She consistently succeeds in having the vast majority of her cases dismissed outright on motions to dismiss, thereby reducing the distraction and burden on her clients and resulting in significant savings for clients and insurance carriers alike.
Ms. Jacobsen, a partner at Dechert LLP, defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers when they become entangled …
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Basic Knowledge in Securities Litigation
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