Securities Litigation in 2016: Significant Issues
As securities litigation landscape continuously evolves to cope with the drastic changes in the economy, numerous issues and legal challenges related to the mechanisms and procedures surrounding securities litigation worldwide increasingly arise. In order to avoid future litigation risks, it is highly necessary to develop new strategies and tactics that can cope with the most complex securities matter.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as notable insights with regard to Securities Litigation. Speakers will also present to the audience their expert thoughts and opinions on this significant topic.
Key topics include:
- Securities Litigation - An Overview in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Rest of the World
- (Securities) Litigation Risks in the U.S. and Abroad
- Difference Between U.S. Opt-out Class Action System and Non-Class Action System (Example Japan)
- Recent Trends and Developments in the U.S. and Abroad
10’ Alexander Reus – Is the typical U.S. shareholder class action “aging out”? A review of the current status, recent legal developments and other factors reducing the class action significance
20’ Brian Fraser – Alternative litigation in the financial arena besides typical 10b5 cases – the benchmark cases as financial antitrust litigation (LIBOR, F/X, ISDAFIX etc.)
15’ Robert Patton – Securities class and group actions with accounting allegations: a case example
15’ Alexander Reus – Growth of foreign cases due to opening legal markets, some success stories, U.S. legal developments and growing/maturing litigation funding market
7’ Robert Patton – Trends in US and non-U.S. securities actions – a statistical perspective
Who Should Attend:
- Securities Litigation Lawyers
- Securities Practitioners
- Outside and In-house Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Investment Bankers
- Securities Dealers
Alexander Reus, J.D. (Germany/USA), LL.M. is a Board Certified International Lawyer with German and U.S. law degrees, licensed to practice law in the United States (NY, DC, FL) and in Europe as a solicitor in England and Wales and a European attorney in Germany. He is the founding partner of DRRT and has over 20 years of experience in advising and representing international investors around the world.
Mr. Reus focuses his practice on global investor protection and loss recovery for the world’s largest institutional investors. As a partner in both small and large international law firms, Mr. Reus has worked on many complex international matters and is currently involved in a variety of multi-billion dollar securities lawsuits across the world.
Mr. Reus is currently active in various committees and boards, including as member of the ICGN Shareholder Rights Committee, Totalbank’s Board of Directors as well as Chairman of Totalbank’s Audit Committee. He is also a Board Leadership and Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Reus has been published widely in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, is a frequent lecturer and speaker on various topics of international law, practice and procedure, and has served as arbitrator in the United States and Dubai.
Alexander Reus, J.D. (Germany/USA), LL.M. is a Board Certified International Lawyer with German and U.S. law degrees, licensed to practice …
Robert Patton is an Associate Director in NERA's Securities and Finance Practice. He provides advice and testimony in the areas of economics, finance, and valuation, in the context of litigation, international arbitration, and regulatory enforcement. He is listed in the “Who's Who Legal: Consulting Experts Guide” where he is described as a “creative, dependable and professional” expert who “operates very well in cross-border contexts”.
Robert Patton is an Associate Director in NERA's Securities and Finance Practice. He provides advice and testimony in the areas …
Brian Fraser is co-chair of the Litigation Department of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. Brian represents banks, brokers, private investment funds and companies in complex civil litigation including antitrust, mass tort, insurance, securities and intellectual property cases. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute. He has been recognized by Chambers USA as a noted practitioner for General Commercial Litigation; is a “Super Lawyer” for Securities, Business and Antitrust Litigation; is recommended by Legal 500 for General Commercial Disputes and Securities and Shareholder Litigation; and has been named a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation. He is a frequent author and speaker on a variety of topics, including insider trading, parallel civil and criminal proceedings and banking law.
Brian Fraser is co-chair of the Litigation Department of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. Brian represents banks, brokers, private investment …
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DRRT is an international law firm, institutional claims filing provider and litigation funder in non-class action jurisdictions. DRRT counsels and assists global institutional investors with over $10 trillion in AuM. The main focus of DRRT is to help investors recover losses resulting from false, misleading or omitted information by publicly listed companies.
In investor terms, DRRT helps its clients generate “Legal AlphaSM” through uncompromising pursuit of loss recovery in private and class actions, shareholder derivative suits, appraisal disputes, and in the class action and semi-class action settlement claims filing area through Pro-Active Portfolio MonitoringSM. DRRT has a long track record of successfully representing institutional investors in more than a dozen countries around the world and has recovered over $1 billion for institutional investors. DRRT is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in global class-action alternatives for loss recovery.
About NERA Economic Consulting
NERA Economic Consulting 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 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
RK&O is an elite boutique law firm focused on the financial sector. For more than 25 years, we have represented financial firms in transactions, compliance and litigation, and have consistently been at the forefront of emerging legal issues and investment activities. The sophistication and intensity that have made RK&O a leader in complex financial transactions and compliance issues have also driven our success in representing institutional clients, funds and individuals confronting government investigations, securities law violations and complex business disputes.
RK&O conducts a highly collaborative practice through approximately 65 lawyers based in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. With a long track record of achieving positive outcomes for clients, RK&O attorneys are recognized as being among the most qualified legal practitioners in the financial services sector, both in the U.S. and around the globe.