Organizer: Fordham University Law School
Topic: A Primer on Securities Class Action Litigation: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know
Since the financial crisis of 2008, the federal courts (particularly in New York) have been inundated with class action lawsuits alleging federal securities law violations by financial institutions, officers and directors, and outside auditors. This seminar will equip attendees with the fundamental legal principles and strategic considerations necessary to understand and navigate through these complex litigation matters. Specific topics will include federal pleading standards in the wake of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA), class certification, multi-district litigation (MDL) process and procedure, secondary liability, and claims involving international securities offerings.