Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation: Latest Developments

Pursuing and Defending Investors, Issuers, Underwriters and Other Stakeholders in MBS Claims

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, November 15, 2012
Recorded event now available

This CLE webinar will update counsel on recent trends involving residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities (MBS) suits and outline approaches to prepare for the complexities involved in representing the various stakeholders.


The credit crisis and multi-billion dollar write-down of MBS have spawned lawsuits by investors against issuers and underwriters alleging securities fraud and common law breach of contract and misrepresentation. In addition to individual suits, investors have initiated class actions.

Recent federal and state court rulings have sharpened substantive and procedural issues, although many issues remain to be addressed. Settlement announcements have accelerated and may shape the course of ongoing litigation.

Listen as our panel of financial services attorneys analyzes and explains critical recent developments in MBS suits and rulings.


  1. Recent litigation trends
    1. Overview of credit crisis-related MBS litigation
    2. Typical participants in MBS litigation
  2. Theories of liability
    1. Securities fraud
    2. Breach of contract
    3. Representation and warranties
  3. Litigation challenges
    1. Discovery
    2. Settlement
    3. Federal v. state court jurisdiction
    4. Class action litigation


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the bases for suits regarding MBS's?
  • What challenges do plaintiffs' counsel face in pursuing MBS claims?
  • What challenges do defendants’ counsel face in defending MBS claims?
  • How will recent and pending rulings in individual and class action suits impact MBS litigation?
  • What are the most recent developments in settlement of MBS suits?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Isaac M. Gradman, Atty
Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Moskowitz, Santa Rosa, Calif.

He is one of country’s leading experts in mortgage-backed securities litigation and other legal issues stemming from the mortgage crisis practices.  He also provides services to clients in litigation and business law.

James K. Goldfarb, Partner
Murphy & McGonigle, New York

He is a securities litigator with more than a decade of experience defending issuers, financial institutions, and accounting firms in a variety of securities fraud and financial products litigation. He is well versed in the substantive and procedural aspects of claims under the 1933 and 1934 Acts, as well as under state blue sky and common law.


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Customer Reviews

The topic covered was very timely, the program was well structured and I appreciated that the speakers addressed very recent issues.

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