Securities and Shareholder Litigation 2017: Cutting-Edge Developments, Planning, and Strategy

New York, NY
October 03, 2017

Partner Joel H. Bernstein will participate as a panelist in the American Law Institute's conference, "Securities and Shareholder Litigation 2017: Cutting-Edge Developments, Planning, and Strategy." He will discuss Developments in Securities Class Actions, a two-part panel that will also cover the following topics:

  • Confidential witness allegations:  Treatment in 1933 Act and 1934 Act cases
  • 1933 and 1934 Act liability for statements of opinion in the wake of Omnicare
  • Alleging statutory standing in 1933 Act cases (ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Century Aluminum, and MuniMae)
  • Class certification challenges:  Classwide measure of damages (BP), price impact (Halliburton and Petrobras), lags and market inefficiency—where do defense lawyers go from here?
  • 1933 Act claims and statutes of repose (ANZ)
  • SLUSA and 1933 Act securities class actions in state court:  Concurrent subject matter jurisdiction, removal, and self-help charter provisions (CyanFireEye, and the Snap IPO)
  • Claims under Items 303 and 503 of Reg. SK:  Claims based on non-disclosure of trends, uncertainties, or risks under the 1933 Act and 1934 Act (Leidos)


  • Joel H. Bernstein, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
  • Nicholas I. Crew, Ph.D, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Salvatore J. Graziano, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP
  • Marc I. Gross, Partner, Pomerantz LLP
  • Adam S. Hakki, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Meredith E. Kotler, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Brian E. Pastuszenski, Senior Partner and Co-Chair of Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement Practice, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Daniel P. Roeser, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Hille R. Sheppard, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Ariana J. Tadler, Partner, Milberg LLP
  • Lawrence J. Zweifach, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

For registration and program information, please visit the American Law Institute event page.