Dominic J. Auld has over a decade's worth of experience in prosecuting large-scale securities and investment lawsuits. He has also worked in the areas of environmental and antitrust litigation. Dominic is one of the leaders of the Client Monitoring and Case Evaluation Group, working with the team to identify and accurately analyze investment-related matters on behalf of investors potentially damaged by the conduct at issue. In cases directly involving his buy-side investor clients, he takes an active role in the litigation. Dominic also leads the International Litigation Practice, in which he develops and manages the Firm's representation of institutional investors in securities and investment-related cases filed outside the United States. With respect to these roles, Dominic specializes in developing and managing the Firm's outreach to pension systems and sovereign wealth funds outside the United States and in that role he regularly advises clients in Europe, Australia, Asia and across his home country of Canada.
Dominic is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics such as Sovereign Wealth Funds, Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Fiduciary Duty, Corporate Misconduct, SRI, and Class Actions. As a result of his expertise in these areas, he has become a sought-after commentator for issues concerning public pension funds, public corporations and federal regulations.
Dominic is a regular speaker at law and investment conferences, including most recently the IMF (Australia) Shareholder Class Action Conference in Sydney and the 2011 Annual International Bar Association meeting in Dubai. Additionally, Dominic is frequently quoted in newspapers such as The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Times of London, The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, and trade publications like Global Pensions, OP Risk and Regulation, The Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Investments and Pensions Europe, Professional Pensions, and Benefits Canada. Recently Dominic published an article on custodian bank fees and their impacts on pension funds globally in Nordic Regions Pensions and Investment News magazine and was interviewed by Corporate Counsel for a feature article on rogue trading. Dominic is on the front line of reforming the corporate environment, driving improved accountability and responsibility for the benefit of clients, the financial markets and the public as a whole.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Dominic practiced securities litigation at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, where he began his career as a member of the team responsible for prosecuting the landmark WorldCom action which resulted in a settlement of more than $6 billion. He also has a great deal of experience working directly with institutional clients affected by securities fraud; he worked extensively with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in their actions In re Nortel Networks Corporation Securities Litigation, In re Williams Securities Litigation and In re Biovail Corporation Securities Litigation – cases that settled for a total of more than $1.7 billion.
As a law student at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, Dominic served as a founding member of the law review, Animal Law, which explores legal and environmental issues relating to laws such as the Endangered Species Act.