Hot Topics in Securities Litigation and Enforcement, Omnicare, Halliburton III (?), Home Courts, and the Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 9 am – 1 pm 


PROGRAM CO-CHAIR Todd G. Cosenza Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Todd G. Cosenza
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

PROGRAM CO-CHAIR James K. Goldfarb Murphy & McGonigle

PROGRAM CO-CHAIR James K. Goldfarb
Murphy & McGonigle, PC

  • The securities litigation and enforcement bar is grappling with developments set in motion by recent Supreme Court decisions and Securities and Exchange Commission initiatives.  These include Omnicare and its impact on litigation and corporate disclosures; Halliburton II and the bench’s and bar’s attempts to apply the Court’s price impact rule; the defense bar’s robust counterattack on the SEC’s increasing reliance on ALJs; and the SEC’s renewed focus on policing financial reporting and audit irregularities.  Four panels of jurists, regulators, and private practitioners will explore these developments and how they might unfold in 2016 and beyond.

    Live Program: $239 Member | $339 Nonmember


  • Jordan M. Engelhardt
    Paterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

    Jill Fairbrother
    Associate General Counsel & Director
    Bank of America         

    Todd S. Fishman
    Allen & Overy LLP

    Professor Merritt B. Fox
    Columbia Law School

    Jeff G. Hammel
    Latham & Watkins LLP

    Daniel H.R. LaGuardia 
    Shearman & Sterling

    Alan M. Lieberman  
    Blank Rome LLP

    Richard J.L. Lomuscio 
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Grant R. Mainland 
    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

    Thomas J. McGonigle
    Murphy & McGonigle, PC

    Natalie A. Napierala
    Carlton Fields Jordan Burt, LLP

    Brian E. Pastuszenski
    Goodwin Procter LLP

    Laura H. Posner
    Bureau Chief
    New Jersey Bureau of Securities

    Katherine M. Sinderson
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

    Stephen W. Tountas
    Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP

    Bradley R. Wilson 
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP

  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am                                                                                   

    Welcome and Introductions
    Todd G. Cosenza

    9:10 am – 10:00 am

    An Omnicare’s Dilemma:  What Lessons Should Disclosure, Litigation, and Enforcement Counsel Draw from Omnicare, Nvidia, and Stratte-McClure
    Moderator:  Brian E. Pastuszenski
    Speakers: Grant R. Mainland, Jeff G. Hammel, Stephen Tountas, & Bradley R. Wilson

    10:00 am – 10:50 am

    The Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force – The SEC Goes Back to the Future
    Moderator:  James K. Goldfarb
    Speakers:Todd S. Fishman, Jordan M. Engelhardt, & Jill Fairbrother, & Lara Mehraban

    10:50 am – 11:05 am Break
    11:05 am – 11:55 am

    Halliburton III (?)
    Moderator:  Daniel H.R. LaGuardia
    Speakers: Richard J.L. Lomuscio, Jeff G. Hammel, Professor Merritt B. Fox, Stephen Tountas, & Katherine M. Sinderson

    11:55 am – 12:45 pm

    Home Court Rules?  What Will Become of Administrative Proceedings
    Moderator:  Natalie A. Napierala
    Speakers: Thomas J. McGonigle, Alan M. Lieberman, &
    Richard J.L. Lomuscio

    12:45 pm – 1:00 pm  

    Closing Remarks      
    Todd G. Cosenza


  • NY: 4.0 PP
    NJ: 4.3 general
    CA (Live): 4.0 general
    PA: 3.5 general



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