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Securities and Shareholder Litigation: A 2019 Outlook

Securities Law CLE

Securities and Shareholder Litigation: A 2019 Outlook

Live Webcast Date: Friday, December 07, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)
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In 2018, significant securities litigation filing trends include class actions involving life sciences companies, technology firms and financial misrepresentation as well as a continuing increase in standalone derivative actions.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and litigators assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against securities and shareholder claims. They will delve into the depth-analysis of the current mechanisms and procedures surrounding global securities 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:

  • Recent Trends in Number of Securities Cases Filed
    • Quarterly Filings of Cases and Settlements
    • Expectations for 2019
    • Factors that affect number of cases
  • Prevalence of Allegations by Type: Event-driven versus Accounting Fraud
    • Fewer accounting fraud allegations
    • Will this trend continue?
  • Notable recent actions filed
    • Drug manufacturer cases
    • Derivative cases
    • Tesla actions on behalf of short-sellers
    • Tech companies
    • Historically strong blue chip companies
  • Increases in Opt-Outs in Securities Litigation
    • Recent successful opt-out settlements such as the ARCP/VEREIT settlements totaling $217.5 million to date
    • Impact of statute of Repose issues on filing of opt-outs.

Who Should Attend

  • Securities Litigation Officers
  • Securities Lawyers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Litigation Attorneys
  • Litigators
  • In-house Counsel
  • Multinational Companies

Faculty

Nicole Lavallee

Nicole Lavallee
Partner
Berman Tabacco

Laurel C. Van Allen

Laurel C. Van Allen
Senior Vice President
Coherent Economics LLC

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Nicole Lavallee, Partner
Berman Tabacco
AND
Laurel C. Van Allen, Senior Vice President
Coherent Economics LLC
  • Recent Trends in Number of Securities Cases Filed
    • Quarterly Filings of Cases and Settlements
    • Expectations for 2019
    • Factors that affect number of cases: strong economy, etc.
  • Notable recent actions filed
    • Tesla actions on behalf of short-sellers
    • Tech companies
    • Historically strong blue chip companies
  • Prevalence of Allegations by Type: Event-driven versus Accounting Fraud
    • Fewer accounting fraud allegations
    • Will this trend continue?
  • Increases in Opt-Outs in Securities Litigation
    • Recent successful opt-out settlements such as the ARCP/VEREIT settlements totaling $217.5 million to date
  • Shareholder Litigation in Delaware: Recent Appraisal Rulings
    • Consequences of recent rulings on appraisal litigation
    • How this affects shareholders in a change-of-control transaction

Nicole Lavallee

Nicole LavalleePartnerBerman Tabacco

Nicole Lavallee is the Managing Partner of the San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s executive committee.  Nicole focuses on financial justice through asset recovery for investors and consumers alike and is a lead partner of the Securities Practice Group.  Nicole is the primary contact for many of the firm’s institutional clients and has prosecuted numerous high-profile cases, including, In re IndyMac Mortgage-Backed Sec. Litig. ($346 million recovery), In re International Rectifier Sec. Litig. ($90 million recovery) and In re KLA-Tencor Corp. Sec. Litig. ($65 million recovery).

Nicole has prosecuted dozens of high-profile cases for the firm, earning judicial praise for her work and recovering over a billion of dollars for investors.  She is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, was ranked as a Recommended Attorney in Securities Litigation by The Legal 500 (U.S. edition 2017) and was named a Super Lawyer in 2017 by Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine, which features the top 5% of attorneys in the region.

Laurel C. Van Allen

Laurel C. Van AllenSenior Vice PresidentCoherent Economics LLC

Laurel Van Allen leads the finance practice at Coherent Economics, a boutique economic consulting firm, and she has nearly 15 years of economic consulting experience.  She is passionate about solving complex problems, and she helps her clients by offering sound advice, rigorous economic analysis, and expert support based on established theory and evidence.  She has addressed economic issues in a wide range of litigation and regulatory proceedings including disputed mergers & acquisitions, appraisal litigation, securities and ERISA litigation, patent disputes, breach of contract claims, price fixing allegations, and a broad range of matters stemming from the financial crisis.

Laurel has extensive experience consulting for both plaintiffs and defendants on securities matters, assessing market efficiency, causation, and damages.  She has also assisted clients involved in disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, as well as alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, by assessing economic evidence, sales process, management incentives, and valuation.  She has analyzed the economic rationale and consequences of corporate transactions involving change-in-control transactions and capital restructuring.  And she has consulted on a number of matters involving complex structured products such as RMBS and CDOs.

Laurel has assisted clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation consulting work to analysis at the class certification, merits/liability, settlement and mediation negotiations, and trial stages.  Her experience covers a diverse array of industries.

Prior to joining Coherent Economics, Laurel was a Vice President at Compass Lexecon.  She received her M.S. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

Prerequisite:
   Experience in securities and shareholder litigation

Course Code:
   147285

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
   1.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Founded in 1982, Berman Tabacco is a national law firm focused on prosecuting litigation on behalf of victims of securities fraud and antitrust violations.  Over the years, the Firm has recovered billions of dollars on behalf of investors and it is one of the firms with the most settlements on the top 100 as identified in SCAS’ published Top 100 U.S. Class Action Settlements of All Time).  Benchmark Litigation has again ranked Berman Tabacco as a “Top Ten Plaintiffs’ Firm” for its work “on behalf of individuals and institutions who have suffered financial harm due to violations of securities or antitrust laws,” and as “Highly Recommended 2018.”

Website: http://www.bermantabacco.com/

The economists and consultants at Coherent Economics have decades of experience and provide their clients with world-class litigation support and expert testimony in legal and regulatory disputes involving complex economic or financial issues.  Coherent provides a principled approach to economic consulting, helping clients to evaluate the economic merits of their cases at every stage and providing effective and persuasive expert analysis and testimony.  

Website: http://www.coherentecon.com/

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