Defeating Event-Driven Securities Class Actions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine the recent trend of event-driven securities lawsuits, analyze the impact of these cases, and provide practical guidance and strategic insights to counsel on ways to defeat these class action filings.
- Latest trends in event-driven securities class actions
- Class certification issues
- Types of claims and defenses
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the latest trends in securities class actions?
- What strategies are successful in defeating class certification?
- How can the class-certification proceedings set the stage for obtaining realistic damages estimates?
Matthew A. Schwartz
Sullivan & Cromwell
Mr. Schwartz’s wide-ranging practice comprises complex litigation, arbitration, and government investigations in... | Read More
Mr. Schwartz’s wide-ranging practice comprises complex litigation, arbitration, and government investigations in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, derivative suits, antitrust, bank regulation, contracts, estates, and general commercial litigation. He has represented some of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, and industry organizations, including Barclays, Cablevision, Giants Stadium, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Kinross Gold, Kohl’s, M&T Bank, The Clearing House, Popular, UBS and Volkswagen. Mr. Schwartz is a former clerk for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court.Close
Dr. David Tabak
NERA Economic Consulting
In the area of securities class actions, Dr. Tabak has testified on topics including class certification, liability,... | Read More
In the area of securities class actions, Dr. Tabak has testified on topics including class certification, liability, materiality, affected trading volume, and damage calculations in cases with allegations such as improper valuations, accounting irregularities, and merger disputes. He has also testified on valuations of equity, financial derivatives, fixed-income instruments, businesses, and litigation settlements. Dr. Tabak was commended in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Expert Witness Guide for his testifying experience as an expert witness. Publications by Dr. Tabak propounding analyses for examining market efficiency and parsing out the effects of confounding news in event studies have been cited favorably by courts including the Second Circuit and the Southern District of New York.Close