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Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends

Recorded on: Jan. 24, 2017
Running Time: 01:05:40

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Taken from the briefing Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends recorded January, 2017 in New York.

Shareholder lawsuits are not only complicated to litigate, but due to the high financial stakes, these actions can be among the most threatening to a company and its directors and officers. It has been more than twenty years since Congress enacted the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and since that time, private actions under the federal securities laws have continued to be filed at a steady pace. In addition, shareholders have aggressively pursued state-law claims to contest mergers or to assert claims purportedly on behalf of companies. Over the last decade, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Delaware Supreme Court have issued multiple decisions impacting the way shareholder actions are litigated and decided. This briefing will highlight recent developments and trends in this constantly evolving and complex area of the law, including increasing activity in M&A litigation and shareholder derivative litigation.

The speakers are Jennifer L. Conn, Brian M. Lutz, and Jason J. Mendro, partners at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and co-authors of PLI’s Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, Second Edition.

Lecture Topics  [01:05:40]

Expert faculty will discuss:

  • Filing and settlement trends, and new areas of focus in securities litigation, including cybersecurity-related actions
  • Developments in derivative actions, in which shareholders seek to step into the shoes of companies to wage litigation on their behalf, often against their own management and boards
  • Recent developments in mergers and acquisitions litigation

Presentation Material

  • Securities Litigation
    Jennifer L. Conn, Brian M. Lutz, Jason J. Mendro
  • Shareholder Litigation Developments and Trends
    Jennifer L. Conn, Brian M. Lutz, Jason J. Mendro
Jennifer L Conn ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Brian M Lutz ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jason Mendro ~ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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