Securities Litigation 101: Commencing and Contesting a Federal Securities Class Action

New York, NY
November 12, 2018

Partner Serena Hallowell will be a panelist at this New York City Bar Association CLE. The event will provide an overview of the legal issues and strategic considerations that inform the filing of a securities class action and lead plaintiff selection process, the drafting of a securities complaint and the briefing of a motion to dismiss.

Event Description

A motion to dismiss often proves a decisive event in resolving a federal securities class action, raising the stakes both for defeating or winning the motion. A premier faculty of experienced members of the plaintiff and defense bar will present an overview of the legal issues and strategic considerations that inform the filing of a securities class action and lead plaintiff selection process, the drafting of a securities complaint and the briefing of a motion to dismiss. The panel will address the fundamentals of a securities claim, existing precedent and evolving theories, as seen from both sides of the bar. The panel will also offer practical suggestions to increase each side’s chance of success. The presentation will be particularly useful for litigators who are beginning a securities litigation practice as well as seasoned litigators returning to the practice who would like to refresh their knowledge.

Serena will be joined on the panel by Kayvan Sadeghi, Morrison Foerster LLP, and Stephen Sinaiko, Cohen & Gresser LLP. Laura Posner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, is the Program Chair.

Areas of Discussion

  • Pre-Motion Issues
  • Material Statements and Omissions
  • Scienter
  • Loss Causation

Securities Litigation 101: Commencing and Contesting a Federal Securities Class Action
Monday, November 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm

New York City Bar Association
42 West 44th St
New York, NY 10036