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Michael Hefter, Partner, Hogan Lovells to Speak at The Knowledge Group's Webcast
The Knowledge Group has announced today that Michael Hefter with Hogan Lovells will speak at its webcast, "Securities and Shareholder Litigation in 2018: Trends and Developments to Look For," scheduled on June 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET).
About Michael Hefter
Michael Hefter is a trial lawyer with decades of experience leading clients through complex jury and bench trials in federal and state courts. He brings bold solutions to clients facing complicated disputes. Michael's litigation portfolio includes matters involving: breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business disputes, securities litigation, RICO actions, construction litigation, structured finance disputes, post-acquisition disputes, corporate governance (including mergers and acquisition litigation), claims involving lender liability issues, shareholder class and derivative actions, claims involving LLC and limited partnership issues and structures, bankruptcy related. Michael has represented clients in numerous industries, including energy, power and utilities, insurance, healthcare, investment and commercial banking, private equity and hedge funds, venture capital, real estate, shipping, accounting, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, chemicals, and computer software.
About Hogan Lovells
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Our 2,500 lawyers work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you're expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we help you stay on top of your risks and opportunities.
The securities and shareholder litigation landscape has been very active in 2017 and 2018. Plaintiffs filed more federal securities fraud class actions in 2017 than in any previous year since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and that trend seems likely to continue in 2018. And while event-driven securities class actions are still only a small proportion of the total, their numbers are rising, and they are starting to pay off for plaintiffs. Also, during this period, the Supreme Court issued several decisions of importance to securities and shareholder litigation practitioners, as have the federal courts of appeal and the Delaware courts. These decisions, as well as the activities of federal and state legislators and regulators, have led to a number of notable developments, leaving many practitioners anticipating what the next fiscal year will have in store.
Listen as a panel of distinguished securities and shareholder practitioners organized by The Knowledge Group provide the audience with an overview of Securities and Shareholder litigation and class actions. Speakers, among other things, will offer helpful insights on the trends and developments to look out for in 2018. They will also provide an analytic survival tip to cope with such developments.
In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
• Fiscal Year 2017's Key Highlights
• 2017 Trends and Issues in the First Half of 2018
• Recent Court Decisions
• Securities Class Action Litigation Trends
• Helpful Defense and Litigation Strategies
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/