In the past year, there have been numerous, significant developments in securities litigation and enforcement. While lawsuits arising from the credit crisis continue to be on the wane, a new wave of traditional securities class actions has replaced them. The courts in which cases have been filed has shifted. The types of M&A cases that are being filed has also shifted. At the same time, financial institutions are being confronted with an increasing number of investigations and enforcement actions conducted by federal, state and foreign regulators. Audit firms are facing investigations by the PCAOB and SEC. Finally, the courts continue to issue decisions that substantially affect the strategies to be employed in prosecuting and defending securities and derivative litigation. As these lawsuits, investigations and enforcement actions continue apace, it is critical that securities litigators and enforcement lawyers keep up with the latest developments.
This full-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of recent trends, developments, and cutting-edge issues in securities litigation and enforcement. The panels will include prominent securities litigators, senior in-house counsel at major financial institutions and corporations, nationally recognized trial lawyers, jury consultants and economists.
WilmerHale Partner Harry Weiss will be speaking on the panel "How to Handle Regulatory Investigations."