February 27, 2008
On February 27, 2008, BLB&G firm partner Jerry Silk was a guest lecturer at Brooklyn Law School, where he presented a "litigator's perspective" on the mechanics of Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, focusing in particular on Rule 23 in the securities litigation context.
Mr. Silk's practice focuses on representing public pension funds and other institutional investors on matters involving federal and state securities laws, accountants' liability and the fiduciary duties of corporate officials. He is one of the partners at the firm responsible for advising institutional shareholder clients on legal matters arising out of the subprime mortgage crises and the recent options backdating scandal. Mr. Silk also oversees the firm's new matter department, in which he, along with a group of financial analysts and investigators, counsels clients on potential legal claims.