3rd Conference on Securities Litigation

New York, New York
15 November 2007
Hosted By: International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC)

Three securities experts from NERA participated in this IQPC conference, held in New York City on 15-16 November 2007. Former Senior Vice President Dr. Chudozie Okongwu chaired the second day of the conference and delivered opening remarks. He also participated in a panel discussion, entitled "Debating Hedge Funds and Private Equities," in which he discussed issues in credit markets that can affect hedge funds and some ways in which they can potentially lead to litigation. Senior Vice President Dr. Faten Sabry participated in a panel discussion entitled "Investigating the Subprime Mortgage Market Meltdown." Dr. Sabry and her co-panelists discussed the current trend of securitization dislocations, influences and concerns regarding credit default swaps and derivatives, and potential litigation issues that could affect the subprime industry. Senior Vice President Dr. Vinita Juneja participated in a panel discussion on new directions in securities litigation and current developments in loss causation and damages in light of recent legal decisions. Dr. Juneja presented an update on filings and settlements and discuss new considerations in damage analysis in securities class actions, such as the impact of Dura, use of multiple bounceback limitations, and offsets to damages based on gains from alleged fraud.

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