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Overview:

The securities litigation landscape has been shifting unceasingly over the years. With the increasing number of securities class action filings as well as several upcoming court rulings, the regulatory paradigm remains unpredictable. Thus, practitioners and businesses should keep themselves abreast of any trend, development, and critical issue in this field of law. Counsel to businesses must also ensure efficient litigation techniques to win in this type of lawsuit.

Listen to a distinguished panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they delve into a comprehensive discussion of the emerging trends and updates in securities litigation. They will also offer practical litigation tips and strategies in this evolving legal climate.

This LIVE Webcast will discuss the following:

  • Securities Litigation: Trends and Developments
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Notable Cases and Court Rulings
  • Red Flags
  • Strategies for Mitigating Risk
  • 2021 Outlook

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of securities litigation

 

Course Code:

149116

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Area of Professional Practice

 

Total Credits:

1.5 CLE


How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

https://knowledgewebcasts.com/how-to-claim-cle-credits-per-state/


CLE State Requirements:

https://knowledgewebcasts.com/cle-state-requirements/

Speaker Panel:

Adam Karageorge, Associate
The Brattle Group

Mr. Karageorge’s experience as both an economic consultant and a litigator positions him uniquely to support legal counsel and expert witnesses in complex litigation matters.

As an associate, he analyzes corporate fraud and Ponzi schemes, shareholder securities class actions, valuation disputes, accounting fraud, and auditor liability. His case work is in contract disputes, business enterprise valuation and economic impact analyses, hedge fund corporate governance, regulatory and reporting compliance, industry standards of care, auditor liability litigation, and causation and damages.

Prior to joining Brattle, Mr. Karageorge gained an extensive legal background through positions at several prestigious legal and financial firms. He also previously served as a law clerk to the UN Ambassador to Cambodia in Phnom Penh.

Ryan Walsh , Attorney
Latham & Watkins

Ryan Walsh is an associate in the Orange County office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. His practice focuses on complex corporate litigation, with an emphasis on securities litigation.  Mr. Walsh represents both public and private companies and their officers, directors, and special committees in connection with a variety of litigation, white collar, and enforcement matters, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, proxy contests, and SEC enforcement actions.

Adrienna Huffman , Associate
The Brattle Group

Dr. Huffman is experienced in analyzing a broad range of securities, finance, and accounting topics.

Dr. Huffman focuses on financial reporting and disclosures, intangible asset valuation, and issues arising from the application of complex accounting standards. She has served as a subject matter expert on federal investigations into white collar crime and financial reporting fraud, including revenue recognition, the omission of the recognition of derivative liabilities, and intangible asset valuation and impairments.

In a notable engagement, Dr. Huffman managed a large team of data analysts to advise a financial services firm on a $36 million remediation. She also has experience rebutting disgorgement damages related to regulatory penalties and in valuing a pre-IPO, venture-capital backed startup company to calculate damages.

Prior to joining Brattle, Dr. Huffman was competitively awarded a fellowship with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Adam KarageorgeAssociate

The Brattle Group

  • COVID-19 depressed litigation activity, though less than anticipated.
    • Federal and state filings are down compared to second half of 2019 and lowest level since 2016.
    • Filings against S&P 500 firms in 2020 occurred at an annualized rate that is the lowest on record since 2015.
    • Non-US Issuer Securities Litigation is on pace to be the highest year on record.
  • This is still above the semi-annual average of 112 filings during the period 1997-2019.

SEGMENT 2:

Ryan Walsh Attorney

Latham & Watkins

  • Notable recent court cases
  • Strategies for mitigating risk

SEGMENT 3:

Adrienna HuffmanAssociate

The Brattle Group

  • While it is too soon to know how the courts will view the merits and substance of securities class actions that rely on or relate to Covid-19 issues, the following allegations have arisen:
    • False statements concerning a company’s commitment to safety.
    • Failure to make sufficiently detailed risk disclosures.
    • False statements concerning vaccinations, cures, and testing products.
  • Themes from US SEC Enforcement Actions filed since the start of Covid-19 are also discussed.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

Materials:

Download Course Materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Securities Litigation Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • Risk and Compliance Officers
  • Litigation Officers
  • Top Level Management
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SPEAKERS

Adam KarageorgeAssociate
The Brattle Group
Ryan Walsh Attorney
Latham & Watkins
Adrienna Huffman Associate
The Brattle Group

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