September 10, 2014
BLB&G partner John Rizio-Hamilton was a featured speaker in the Securities Docket Webcast - "The Supreme Court's Janus Decision After Three Years - Impact on Private, SEC and DOJ Cases" - on September 10, 2014.
Mr. Rizio-Hamilton discussed how courts have applied Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders over the last three years, and the impact of Janus and its progeny on the SEC, DOJ, and private enforcement landscape. He focused primarily on the extent to which courts have extended Janus to the criminal and SEC enforcement context, the SEC’s approach to charging individual defendants post-Janus, Janus and the continuing vitality of “scheme liability,” and pleading considerations in the private litigation context.
Mr. Rizio-Hamilton has successfully prosecuted high-profile cases arising from the subprime crisis, and recovered billions of dollars for harmed investors from major Wall Street banks and financial institutions. He is a member of the teams that prosecuted the 3 largest subprime-related recoveries: $2.425 billion from Bank of America, $730 million from Citigroup, and $627 million from Wachovia. Currently, he is a leading member of the team prosecuting In re Facebook Securities Litigation, along with a number of other major pending actions.