Defending Against and Pursuing Securities Class Action Suits: Trends and Developments in 2017
Over the past year, public companies have witnessed an uptick in securities class action filings. This rise can be attributed to various court decisions, regulatory issues and the economy.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends and critical issues with respect to securities class actions. Speakers will also discuss implications of recent decisions, and share defense strategies for successfully litigating and resolving securities class actions.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Recent U.S. Supreme Court Securities Class Action Opinions
- Latest Litigation Issues and Challenges
- Recent Trends in Filings, Settlements and Dismissals
- Bulletproofing your economic analysis for use in class certification, and in assessing materiality, liability and damages
Dr. Vinita Juneja, Managing Director
NERA Economic Consulting
- Recent trends in filings, settlements and dismissals of securities class actions
- Bulletproofing your economic analysis for use in class certification, and in assessing materiality, liability and damages; latest developments and considerations.
Laurie Carr Mims, Partner
Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
- The Calpers v. ANZ Supreme Court opinion and the resulting likelihood of increased opt-outs and earlier individual suits
- Burden-shifting questions and the quantum of evidence necessary to rebut the fraud on the market presumption after Halliburton II
- Recent decisions clarifying the bounds of liability for opinion statements after Omnicare
- Federal jurisdiction over Section 11 claims (the pending Cyan Supreme Court case)
Who Should Attend:
- Class Action Lawyers
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- In-house Counsel
- Top Level Management
- Directors and Executives
- Private Companies
Dr. Juneja is a Senior Vice President and Co-Chair of NERA’s Global White Collar Practice. She has worked on numerous white collar criminal matters, regulatory enforcement investigations and related litigation and has been retained as an expert in hundreds of matters, chiefly in the areas of securities economics, finance, and valuation. She was formerly the Global Chair of NERA’s Securities and Finance Practice and has PhD and Masters degrees, both in economics, from Harvard University. She has testified and submitted testimony in US federal state courts, in Canadian courts, in Israeli court, and in arbitrations in the US, Canada, and the UK. Her arbitration and mediation experience includes appearances before the AAA, the NASD, the NYSE, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the LCIA, and JAMS. She has also been an arbitrator for FINRA.
Dr. Juneja is a Senior Vice President and Co-Chair of NERA’s Global White Collar Practice. She has worked on numerous …
Laurie Carr Mims has extensive experience litigating complex civil matters, including securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions. She has tried a variety of cases, including several as first chair. While Ms. Mims has represented institutional and individual clients from a wide range of industries, most of her clients are in the biotechnology and venture capital fields. Ms. Mims has successfully represented Fortune 100 companies in securities litigation and derivative actions in California and Delaware. She has also handled high-stakes matters involving the False Claims Act, breach of contract, fraud, trade secret theft, legal and accounting malpractice and copyright infringement, and has defended individuals in investigations and prosecutions by the SEC and the DOJ. Ms. Mims earned her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Laurie Carr Mims has extensive experience litigating complex civil matters, including securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions. She has …
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Method of Presentation:
Basic Knowledge in securities class action litigation
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About NERA Economic Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
About Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
For more than thirty years, Keker, Van Nest & Peters has litigated complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases throughout the nation. We take the cases where companies, products, and careers are riding on the result. Our clients are high-profile individuals, as well as some of the world’s most successful companies, including Google, Arista Networks, Electronic Arts, Lyft, T-Mobile USA, Genentech, Public Storage, Comcast Cable Communications, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. Our areas of expertise include intellectual property, professional liability, class actions, general contract and commercial litigation, antitrust, white collar, and appellate.