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Adobe PDFHalliburton II: A Triumph for Investors’ Rights and Market Integrity
Thomas C. Goldstein; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In an important victory for investors’ rights in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (Halliburton II), the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed on June 23, 2014 that investors are entitled to rely on the integrity of the prices of securities that are traded in well-developed...

 

Adobe PDFWho Can You Trust? The Failure of RMBS Trustees to Protect Investors
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 25, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In the aftermath of the largest financial crisis since the Great Depression, investors in residential mortgagebacked securities (“RMBS”) who sustained billions of dollars in losses are still trying to figure out who is legally responsible for the mess. Naturally, the banks that...

 

Adobe PDFInvestors Can Toll the Dutch Statute of Limitations with a Simple Letter
Flip Wijers; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
In the early 2000s, a massive accounting scandal at Dutch international supermarket chain Royal Ahold N.V. (“Ahold”) shocked the global investment community and resulted in criminal and civil charges being filed in the Netherlands and the U.S. Almost a decade later, a Dutch shareholder...

 

Adobe PDFFive Years Later, No Criminals?
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on Summer 2014
Judge Jed S. Rakoff recently delivered a powerful speech at the New York City Bar Association addressing corporate accountability after the 2008 financial crisis. The number of high-level executives criminally prosecuted for fraud related to the crisis is zero. Even though the U.S. federal...

 

HTMLMississippi PERS v. Indymac - Prominent Pension Funds Band Together to Support Amicus Curiae Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court
Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
With broad support from the institutional investor community, an amicus curiae ("friend of the Court") brief was filed yesterday with the U.S. Supreme Court in Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. The brief - which was supported by more than forty public...

 

Adobe PDFListed in America: How Investors Respond When Foreign Firms on U.S. Exchanges are Sued for Financial Fraud
Lei Chen; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on Fall 2013
Financial fraud is extremely expensive for investors. But not enough attention is paid to financial fraud committed by foreign firms cross-listed on a U.S. exchange. Recognizing the importance of this topic to the global investing community, I have investigated how corporate governance influences...

 

Adobe PDF10b5-1 Trading Plans: Pressure Mounts for Reforms to Curb Insider Trading
Joseph W. Goodman, Laurence Reza Wrathall; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on Fall 2013
Corporate executives who own stock in their companies have access to information that public investors simply do not have — so-called “inside information.” In addition to knowing a company’s financial results before they are publicly announced each quarter, corporate...

 

Adobe PDFMore Bite, Less Bark at the SEC?: With Fewer No-Admit Settlements, Enforcement May Be Getting New Teeth
Scott R. Foglietta; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on Fall 2013
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or the “Commission”) is finally taking a tougher stance against corporate executives who violate the federal securities laws. For decades, when the SEC leveled charges of securities fraud, a fine was paid and there was...

 

Adobe PDFM&A Litigation and the Institutional Investor Factor: As Lead Plaintiffs, Does Their Leadership Make a Difference?
David Webber; Bernstein Litowitz Berger Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on Fall 2013
Mergers and Acquisitions litigation (“M&A litigation”) typically involves the shareholders of a target company (i.e., the company being purchased) suing the boards of the target and acquiring companies for failing to maximize the price for the target’s shares - and for misleading...

 

Adobe PDFSocial Media and Cyber Security Risk: The Tricky Business of Managing Corporate Disclosures in the Information Age
Evan M. Berkow; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on Fall 2013
These days, posts on Twitter and Facebook can move markets and news of a cyber attack on a corporation can send its stock price tumbling. While there are immeasurable benefits derived from the informational age in which we live, the technological innovations that drive today’s businesses also...

 


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