June 19, 2008
BLB&G Partner Jerry Silk participated at the Mealey’s Subprime Mortgage Litigation & Insurance Coverage Conference, which was held on June 19-20, 2008 in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Silk served on the panel entitled, “An Update on the Latest United States Litigation-Securities Actions,” and focused on legal theories and bases of claims associated with subprime mortgage litigation; jurisdictional and other threshold issues; and pleading issues, including scienter and loss causation.
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.