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FINRA Proposes Rule Changes Aimed to Increase Protection of Vulnerable Clients

The agency looks to help the elderly and people with disabilities.

Ethics Board Explains Proper Conduct under Flat-Fee Arrangements

Advisory opinion addresses where to keep flat fees and related issues.

Pro-Defense Post-Halliburton II Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling: IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund v. Best Buy

It's the first appellate court opinion interpreting and applying the rebuttable presumption of reliance standard at the class certification stage.

Articles »

Did the Supreme Court's Omnicare Decision Create a Distinction Without a Difference?

By Aaron T. Morris

The Court's distinction between a misstatement claim and an omission claim is tenuous.

Will Securities Antitrust Cases Invite More Objections Because of the Complexity of Their Distribution Plans?

By Terry McMahon, Joel D. Rothman, and Peter M. Saparoff

Objections in a recent case could signify that class members will start to examine distribution plans more closely.

Securities Fraud Class Actions: A Practical Approach to Your Initial Case Assessment

By Jessie M. Gabriel and Sumon Mazumdar

Four issues that may be more important to your client than your knowledge of Basic v. Levinson and Halliburton I and II.

Sound Advice »

The Billable Hour and the Eternal Recurrence: A View on Work-Life "Balance" from a Young Lawyer (Not Me), Nietzsche, and the Ancients

By Joshua Jones

Committee cochair Joshua Jones discusses the Eternal Recurrence and how the idea can help young lawyers appreciate and take control of their careers.

Strategies for Tackling Trial Ready Regulators

By Nicola Paterson

Nicola Paterson discusses the "broken windows" strategy that the SEC currently uses and some of the potential best practices for your clients.

Federal Jurisdiction under the Exchange Act

By Jessie M. Gabriel

If there is no federal question, can federal courts still exercise jurisdiction over state securities law claims? Learn about the issues in Merrill Lynch v. Manning.

Roundtables »

How to Work with an Expert in Mediation: Practice Tips from the Mediator, Expert, and Lawyer

We know that in complex commercial litigation choosing the correct expert is an essential step in putting your case together. What happens when you mediate the resolution of your case? Under what circumstances should you bring your expert to the mediation?

Announcements »

Securities Litigation Update: 2016–2017

Learn about this month's goings-on with the committee.

Securities Litigation Committee Seeks Input on Resolutions

The committee is seeking input from its members regarding resolutions for potential submission to the ABA House of Delegates.


Securities Litigation Leadership

Cochairs Web Editors Journal Editors

Joshua D. Jones

Birmingham, AL

Helen B. Kim

Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan L. Frank

New York, NY

Patrick G. Rideout

New York, NY

Kathryn Dietrich Perreault

Birmingham, AL

Noah Katsell

San Diego, CA

Laura J. O'Rourke

Dallas, TX

Breton Leone-Quick

Boston, MA

Jessica Valenzuela Santamaria

Palo Alto, CA