Securities Litigation During the Financial Crisis: Current Developments & Strategies

New York, New York
08 December 2009
Hosted By: the New York City Bar

At this full-day program, hosted by the New York City Bar on 8 December 2009, NERA Senior Vice Presidents Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer and Lucy P. Allen joined an expert faculty of securities litigators to discuss important developments in securities litigation. Topics that were discussed included: strategies for prosecuting and defending securities class actions and derivative lawsuits; the impact of Iqbal, Tellabs, and other recent Supreme Court cases; litigation arising from the Madoff scandal and other Ponzi schemes; litigation involving foreign securities transactions; the latest case law regarding class certification; best practices and potential minefields in corporate internal investigations; and subprime and auction-rate securities litigation. Ms. Allen addressed strategies and trends in settlements, with special attention to credit crisis cases. Dr. Mayer's presentation, "Top 10 Controversies in 10b-5 Damages," focused on hot-button issues confronted by damages experts.

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