Partner Michel Bongiorno will participate in the panel "SEC Enforcement Today" at the 8th Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute. The institute provides a comprehensive overview of recent trends, developments and cutting-edge issues in securities litigation, regulation and enforcement. Mr. Bongiorno is part of an agenda that includes other prominent securities litigators, senior in-house counsel at major financial institutions and corporations, nationally recognized trial lawyers, jury consultants and economists.
About the institute: In the past year and a half, the United States has seen changes in the way regulations are enforced and regulators have been treated. As a nation built on the rule of law and dedicated to the integrity of its systems, it has faced and will face challenges not only in the area of securities but across the spectrum of areas of regulation. There have been numerous, significant developments in securities, merger and acquisition, corporate governance, and cryptocurrency in connection with litigation, enforcement and related regulation. While most lawsuits arising from the credit crisis are in the rearview mirror, a new wave of traditional securities class actions has replaced them. The courts in which cases are being filed has shifted a great deal due to court decisions. The types of M&A cases that are being filed has also changed significantly. At the same time, financial institutions are still being confronted with a number of investigations and enforcement actions conducted by a variety of regulators. Audit firms are facing and participating in investigations. 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, it is critical that securities litigators and enforcement lawyers keep up with the latest developments.