The Evolving Securities Litigation Landscape: Recent Trends and Updates You Need to Know
The securities litigation landscape is constantly evolving as new judicial developments continue to emerge. While merger objection cases have sharply reduced in number in 2019, the volume of securities class action filings has generally increased, showing a shift towards Section 12, Rule 10b-5, and Section 11 cases. The point is that the upward trend of securities class actions is not expected to fall this coming year.
Businesses and their counsel must keep themselves in the know of the latest developments to better position themselves amidst the increasing litigation risk. They must also integrate robust and strategic compliance practices and litigation strategies to avoid pitfalls.
Join a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group as they delve into an in-depth discussion of the significant trends, developments, and critical issues in securities litigation. Speakers will also offer the best compliance practices and effective litigation strategies.
This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following key provisions:
- Securities Litigation – 2019 Statistics
- Notable Cases
- Recent Trends and Developments
- Best Compliance Practices
- Effective Litigation Strategies
- What Lies Ahead
Paul Zurek, Vice President
- Recent trends in securities filing, a 2019 update:
- Core trends
- M&A securities litigation
- 1933 Act litigation in the wake of Cyan
Ezekiel L. Hill, Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP
- The rise of parallel state and federal court 1933 Act proceedings
- Are state courts staying cases until federal cases resolve?
- Does the PSLRA discovery stay apply in state court?
- The limited personal jurisdiction of state courts
- Lorenzo v. SEC and Scheme Liability
- Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp. and the Section 14(e) State of Mind Requirement
- Can also address the trend of continued high volume of M&A litigation in federal court
- Liu v. SEC and SEC Disgorgement
Who Should Attend:
- Securities Litigation Lawyers
- General Counsel
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- Litigation Officers
- Top Level Management
Paul Zurek specializes in matters related to markets, securities litigation, risk management, valuation, and complex data analysis. He has submitted expert reports and declarations and testified in arbitration and regulatory investigations. In addition to serving as an expert, Dr. Zurek leads large teams in government and regulatory inquiries, civil litigation, and international arbitration. He has supported academic and industry experts at all stages of litigation, including trial.
Dr. Zurek’s econometric and financial expertise spans a range of industries, including investment management and financial institutions, technology, telecommunications, and transportation.
Paul Zurek specializes in matters related to markets, securities litigation, risk management, valuation, and complex data analysis. He has submitted …
Zeke Hill, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, concentrates in the areas of securities and shareholder litigation, commercial litigation, and government and internal investigations.
Mr. Hill represents technology and life sciences companies in class action and M&A-related litigation, and syndicates of investment banks in litigation related to primary and secondary public offerings. He also represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in post-closing disputes. His government and internal investigations practice includes representing companies in SEC and FINRA investigations and boards and board committees in internal investigations. Mr. Hill also advises companies on disclosure-related issues, minimizing litigation risk, and Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Mr. Hill joined Goodwin’s Boston office in 2014 and Goodwin’s D.C. office in 2019.
Zeke Hill, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, concentrates in the areas of securities and shareholder litigation, commercial litigation, …
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