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Eighth Circuit Reverses Class Certification Based on Price Impact Evidence

The case pitted shareholders against electronics retail giant Best Buy.

New Regulations Impose Fiduciary Standard on Retirement Fund Brokers

Financial advisors must now put the client's best interests first.

Second Circuit Rules in Indiana Public Retirement System v. SAIC, Inc.

The court addressed pleading requirements for Item 303 violation in 1934 Securities Exchange Act claim.

Articles »

The Increasing Application of Antitrust Claims to Securities Transactions

By Peter M. Saparoff, Robert G. Kidwell, Joel D. Rothman, and Kevin C. Mortimer

There is potential for high-value settlements and high-stakes litigation.

Emerging Concerns About Risk Tolerance and Suitability

By Tyler D. Nunnally

These two things have not fallen off FINRA's radar.

Circuit Split over Whistleblower Protections

By Matthew P. Allen

Important questions about Dodd-Frank and the SEC's reach.

Sound Advice »

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.

Drafting Your ESI Protocols: Dos and Don'ts

By Julie Firestone and Heidi Fessler

Julie Firestone and Heidi Fessler share their experience with ESI protocols and how to make them work for you and your client.

Two Thoughts on Witness Prep Taken from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

By Joshua Jones

Is it ever acceptable for a witness to become upset on the stand? Joshua Jones explains that it depends on the witness.

Fee-Shifting Provisions: ATP Tour and Beyond

By Jessie Gabriel

Can corporations put shareholders on the hook for litigation expenses when the shareholder sues and loses? Jessie Gabriel discusses the ATP Tour decision and where the issue stands today.

Considerations When Class Certification Has Been Denied

By James Goldfarb

A defendant who defeats class certification then quickly settles may have won the battle but has lost the war. Learn practical considerations after class certification denial.

Dispelling E-Discovery Myths in Internal and Government Investigations

By Julie Firestone and Dan Supalla

FINRA arbitration cases have many unique rules and regulations. Listen to securities litigators Julie Firestone and Dan Supalla share their experience and knowledge on these special situations.

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: February 2016

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