Complex Financial Litigation and Mediation

Trends and Approaches to Risk Assessment

November 16, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (EST)

Banks and other financial institutions face growing litigation risks, including potentially huge exposure related to mortgage-backed securities and other complex investment offerings where they have played a role. Originators, underwriters and trustees have all been named in securities class actions, monoline insurance fraud claims and most recently, False Claims Act claims brought by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York related to government-insured loans, which potentially exposes issuers of these securities to treble damages.

JAMS and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP invite you to attend a 2.0 hour CLE program on the case law and the trends we have observed in complex financial litigation, approaches to assessing risk, and best practices for effective mediation and settlement. Objectives for this program designed for in-house counsel are to present cases that illustrate particular risks and provide practical guidance for managing litigation and settlement in the current legal environment, as well as highlight your ethical obligations as a legal advisor to officers, directors and other key business executives in your organization.

Topics will include:

  • Supreme Court and securities litigation case rulings impacting issues such as standing, discovery and fraud claims
  • Analysis of potential liability in False Claims Act and Dodd-Frank whistleblower cases
  • Risk assessment and approaches to valuation of settlements
  • Trends in mediation of complex financial markets cases
  • Ethical considerations and obligations for in-house counsel in complex financial litigation and mediation

In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board, these non-transitional continuing legal education programs are not approved for the newly admitted attorneys within the first two years of admission to the Bar.