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The New Landscape of Securities Fraud Class Actions

Luncheon Address
“The Supreme Court and the Securities Fraud Class Action” by Thomas Goldstein
Goldstein is an appellate advocate, experienced Supreme Court practitioner, and the current publisher of SCOTUS blog

Save The Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson Street

The nation’s leading jurists, scholars, expert witnesses and litigators will present their insights into recent court decisions changing the rules governing securities fraud class actions. Panelists will engage in lively discussion and debate about burdens of proof at the class certification stage and beyond on issues such as reliance, causation, and damages. They will also explore alternatives to federal securities fraud actions through state court and opt-out litigation. The conference will conclude with a capstone address from Thomas Goldstein, who will share his reflections on the Supreme Court’s evolving securities fraud case law.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Welcome 
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Understanding the New Evidentiary Burdens at the Class Certification Stage

Moderator: Charles Murdock, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Jill Fisch, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Alon Klement, Radzyner School of Law
Donald Langevoort, Georgetown Law
Adam Pritchard, University of Michigan Law School
Stephen Radin, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

10:25 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. 

Litigating the New Evidentiary Burdens: At the Class Certification Stage and Beyond

Moderator: Marc Gross, Pomerantz Law

The Honorable Shira Scheindlin, US District Court, SDNY
Marcia Mayer, NERA
Joshua Rabinovitz, Kirkland & Ellis
Amanda Rose, Vanderbilt Law School
Margaret V. Sachs, University of Georgia School of Law
David Tabak, NERA

11:50 - a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Navigating Alternatives to Securities Fraud Class Actions: State Law and Opt-out Litigation

Moderator: Steven Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Wendy Couture, University of Idaho College of Law
Carol Gilden, Cohen Milstein
Ann Lipton, Duke University School of Law
Jeff Mahoney, Council of Institutional Investors
Daniel Morrissey, Gonzaga University School of Law
Marc Steinberg, SMU Dedman School of Law

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Luncheon and Capstone Address:  Appellate Advocate, Experienced Supreme Court Practitioner and current Publisher of SCOTUS blog, Thomas Goldstein, “The Supreme Court and the Securities Fraud Class Action.”




Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7120

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