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Winter 2025 Course

Securities Litigation

Prerequisites: None

Exam: In Class

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.