Years after the financial crisis and the burst of the housing bubble, securities litigation and enforcement proceedings arising from these events continue to multiply. Investors and insurers have sued issuers, underwriters, mortgage servicers, auditors and credit rating agencies. At the same time, federal and state regulators have commenced numerous, parallel investigations and enforcement actions. As these lawsuits, investigations and enforcement actions continue apace, 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 and enforcement. The panels will include prominent securities litigators, senior enforcement officials, in-house counsel, economists and academics, including Professor John C. Coffee, Jr., the Adolf A. Berle professor of law at Columbia Law School.
The morning keynote address will be given by Judge Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and the afternoon keynote address will be given by Judge Reena Raggi, United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The morning plenary session will cover hot button issues in mortgage-backed securities litigation. The afternoon plenary session will provide
an update on the priorities and enforcement activities of the SEC, CFTC and FINRA. The panelists for this session will include: Andrew J. Ceresney, Co-Head of Enforcement for the SEC; David Meister, Head of Enforcement for the CFTC; and J. Bradley Bennett, Head of Enforcement for FINRA. Break-out sessions will explore: the latest developments in class certification, including the impact of Amgen and Comcast; trends in auditor liability litigation and PCAOB enforcement actions; critical issues in credit rating agency litigation; and strategies for defending multiple regulatory investigations in today’s challenging enforcement climate.