Securities Litigation

Securities Litigation

Professor Allen Ferrell
Winter 2016 course
M, T, W, Th, F 1:00pm - 4:15pm in WCC Room 3007
3 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None.

Exam Type: In-class exam.

The class will explore a variety of issues that arise in securities litigation. These issues will include accounting fraud, proxy fraud, underwriter liability, the interplay of SEC, criminal, class, and opt-out actions, the extraterritorial application of U.S. securities law, and insider trading. The class will also cover the recurring themes of securities litigation - state of mind, pleading, gatekeeper liability, duty, materiality, class certification, causation, damages, and settlement -- as they arise in various settings.

Subject Areas: Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Regulatory Law