Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation: Latest Developments

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

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

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Conducted on Thursday, November 15, 2012

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This CLE course 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
Isaac M. Gradman

Perry Johnson Anderson Miller & Moskowitz

He is one of country’s leading experts in mortgage-backed securities litigation and other legal issues stemming...  |  Read More

James K. Goldfarb
James K. Goldfarb

Murphy & McGonigle

Mr. Goldfarb's a securities litigator with more than a decade of experience defending issuers, financial...  |  Read More

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