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Loyola University Chicago

Institute For Investor Protection

School of Law


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October 25, 2013 


Cosponsored by
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Institute for Investor Protection
and the Institute for Law and Economic Policy

Strategies for Investigating and Pleading Securities Fraud Claims  

Investors who are victimized by securities fraud must overcome heightened pleading requirements in order to have access to effective judicial remedies.  They must gather evidence supporting particularized allegations of fraud before filing -- without the benefit of traditional discovery methods.  This workshop will bring together the nation’s leading judges, scholars and practitioners who will discuss traditional and creative pre-filing strategies for successfully uncovering and pleading all of the critical elements of securities fraud.  Panelists will address the effective use of whistleblowers, confidential witnesses, collaboration with regulatory agencies and alternative funding sources.

To Register: e-mail LawInvestorProtection@luc.edu. Please include your name and contact information.

Program Details:

8:50 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Legal and Empirical Landscape: Securities Fraud Pleading Requirements

Moderator and Presenter: Charles Murdock, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

The Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer, US District Court, NDIL
Wendy Couture, University of Idaho College of Law
Sharon Nelles, Sullivan & Cromwell
Marc Steinberg, SMU Dedman School of Law
John Wunderlich, Kirkland & Ellis

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Effective and Ethical Use of Confidential Witnesses

Moderator: Marc Gross, Pomerantz Law

The Honorable Jed Rakoff, US District Court, SDNY
Carol Gilden, Cohen Milstein
Christopher Hines, Northern Illinois University College of Law
Gideon Mark, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Mark Whitacre, the Whistleblower who is the subject of  best-selling book The Informant
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The Law, Policy and Ethics Governing Whistleblowing

Moderator: Mark Labaton, Motley Rice

Richard Moberly, University of Nebraska College of Law
Jerome (Jay) Pontrelli, Labaton Sucharow LLP
Geoffrey Rapp, University of Toledo College of Law

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Resource Sharing: Collaborating with State and Federal Regulatory Agencies and Alternative Funding Sources                                                                               

Moderator and Presenter: Steven Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

The Honorable Alvin Hellerstein, US District Court, SDNY
Allison Fakhoury, Securities and Exchange Commission
Alison Frankel, Reuters
Maya Steinetz, University of Iowa College of Law

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reception

Continuing Legal Education will be offered.


Philip H. Corboy Law Center · 25 E. Pearson Street · Chicago, IL 60611 · 312.915.7120

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