William S. Freeman

Palo Alto,  CA  U.S.A.

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  • Securities Litigation
  • SEC Enforcement
University Harvard University, A.B., 1974
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., 1978
Admitted1978, California

Phi Beta Kappa. Trial Attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1981.


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Supreme Court Clarifies Liability Standard for Opinions Expressed in Registration Statements
William S. Freeman, April 17, 2015
On March 24, 2015, the United States Supreme Court clarified the circumstances under which a company can be liable under § 11 of the Securities Act for statements of opinion contained in a registration statement. The Court held that a company is not liable for stating an opinion that turns out...

New Support for Joint Representation of Company and Directors in Derivative Litigation
William S. Freeman, February 26, 2015
When a shareholder seeks, by derivative litigation, to hold a corporation's officers or directors liable to the company, one of the first questions that arises for company counsel is whether the company and the individual defendants need separate counsel. A recent opinion from the Northern District...

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William S. Freeman

1755 Embarcadero Road
Palo AltoCA 94303


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