8th Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Sean Griffith
Fordham Law School

Program Co-Chairs:

Brad S. Karp
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
Wharton & Garrison LLP

Gregory A. Markel
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • In the past year and a half the United States has seen changes in the way regulations are enforced and regulators have been treated. As a nation built on the rule of law and dedicated to the integrity of its systems it has faced and will face challenges not only in the area of securities but across the spectrum of areas of regulation. Civil Litigation has seen important shifts in types of cases and venues.

    Our panels of prominent and respected experts will describe how the current environment affects regulation and law enforcement. There have been numerous, significant developments in securities, merger and acquisition, and corporate governance and crypto-currency in connection with litigation, enforcement and related regulation. While most lawsuits arising from the credit crisis are in the rear view mirror, a new wave of traditional securities class actions has replaced them. The courts in which cases are being filed has shifted a great deal due to court decisions and plaintiffs’ cases.

    The types of M&A cases that are being filed has also changed significantly. At the same time, financial institutions are still being confronted with a number of investigations and enforcement actions conducted by a variety of regulators. Audit firms are facing and participating in investigations. Finally, the courts continue to issue decisions that substantially affect the strategies to be employed in prosecuting and defending securities and derivative litigation. As these lawsuits, investigations and enforcement actions continue, it is critical that securities litigators and enforcement lawyers keep up with the latest developments.

    This full-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of recent trends, developments and cutting-edge issues in securities litigation, regulation and enforcement. The panels will include prominent securities litigators, senior in-house counsel at major financial institutions and corporations, nationally recognized trial lawyers, professors of law, and economists.

    Program Fee:
    $599 for Members | $699 for Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: $349 for Members | $449 for Nonmembers
    Government/Nonprofit/Academic/Judiciary: $249 for Members | $349 for Nonmembers

  • Alexander “Sasha” Aganin
    Cornerstone Research

    Marla Alhadeff
    Deputy General Counsel
    Global Head of Litigation and Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR)
    The Bank of New York Mellon

    Michael Bongiorno
    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

    Raymond J. DiCamillo
    Richards, Layton & Finger, PA

    Giovanna Ferrari
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Katherine Goldstein
    Milbank LLP

    Steven Haber
    Head of Litigation, Bloomberg Legal

    Adam Hakki
    Shearman & Sterling

    Elizabeth Hyon
    Americas Head of Investment Banking Litigation

    Meredith Kotler
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    Daniel Laguardia
    Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Elena Norman
    Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

    Laura H. Posner
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

    Lorin Reisner
    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

    Susan Saltzstein
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Jeffrey Scott
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights II
    Court of Chancery, Kent County

    Andrew Stemmer
    Head of Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement – Americas
    Deutsche Bank

    Jeroen Van Kwawegen
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

    Richard Zabel
    General Counsel
    Elliott Management

  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am – 9:05 am

    9:05 am – 9:20 am
    Statistics on Trends in Case Filings
    Sasha Aganin

    9:20 am – 10:35 am
    The Current State of Litigation in Delaware
    Panel Leader: Daniel Laguardia
    Panelists: Ray DiCamillo, Elena Norman, Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights, Jeroen Van Kwawegen

    10:35 am – 10:50 am
    Networking Break

    10:50 am – 12:05 pm
    Biggest Litigation Concerns of In-House Leaders
    Panel Leader: Gregory A. Markel
    Panelists: , Marla Alhadeff, Steven Haber, Elizabeth Hyon, Andrew Stemmer, Richard Zabel

    12:05 pm – 1:15 pm
    Networking Luncheon

    1:15 pm – 1:40 pm
    Keynote: The Rule of Law
    Brad S. Karp

    1:40 pm – 2:10 pm
    Keynote: Securities Litigation Reform Mootness Fees
    Professor Sean Griffith

    2:10 pm – 3:25 pm
    Developments in Securities Class Actions
    Panel Leader: Gregory A. Markel
    Panelists: Adam Hakki, Brad S. Karp, Meredith Kotler, Laura Posner, Susan Saltzstein

    3:25 pm – 3:45 pm
    Afternoon Break

    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
    SEC Enforcement Today
    Panel Leader: Giovanna Ferrari
    Panelists: Michael Bongiorno, Katherine Goldstein, Lorin Reisner, Jeffrey Scott 

  • New York: 7.0 Professional Practice
    New Jersey: 7.0 General
    California: 7.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 5.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Securities Litigation, Laura H. Posner, Chair
    Securities Regulation, David S. Huntington, Chair
    White Collar Crime, Michael S. Schachter, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org