Blair Nicholas and Ian Berg Analyze Institutional Investors' Pursuit of Individual Securities Actions for PLI Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute

October 15, 2009

Partner Blair Nicholas and co-author Ian Berg’s article, “Why Institutional Investors Opt-Out of Securities Fraud Class Actions and Pursue Direct Individual Actions” will be published for distribution to attendees at the the Practising Law Institute’s upcoming Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute seminar, to be held at the PLI California Center in San Francisco on October 15, 2009.

In the article, Mr. Nicholas and Mr. Berg examine investor trends in recent securities class actions, in particular the factors spurring institutional investors into opting out of high-profile class actions in favor of direct action. When is opting out the right choice for these investors? The article demonstrates how investors must selectively weigh, with the advice of counsel, the potential benefits of opting out vs. the risks of pursuing individual claims.

At the PLI seminar, Mr. Nicholas will join a panel examining plaintiff and defense perspectives amidst the backdrop of the global financial crisis, including recent developments in pleading standards and auditor liability, the application of the Supreme Court’s Stoneridge decision, as well as other trends and breaking developments in securities law.

External Link: PLI Seminar Site (link will open in a new window)

Download: "Why Institutional Investors Opt-Out of Securities Class Actions and Pursue Direct Individual Actions" (PDF, 70.73 K)

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