Inez H. Friedman-Boyce, Partner, Goodwin to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s The Supreme Court’s Cyan Decision: Implications to Securities Class Actions

Top Quote The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Inez H. Friedman-Boyce, Partner, Goodwin will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Supreme Court’s Cyan Decision: Implications to Securities Class Actions LIVE Webcast” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @12pm to 1:00 End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) November 09, 2018 - About Inez H. Friedman-Boyce
    Inez Friedman-Boyce, a Securities Litigation + White Collar Defense partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, has spent over two decades defending securities class action and shareholder litigation matters against financial institutions and publicly-traded and privately-held operating companies. Ms. Friedman-Boyce also has significant experience in mediating and arbitrating securities and shareholder-related matters, and she has represented numerous clients in investigatory proceedings brought by the SEC, FINRA, and other agencies. Her clients include banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, venture capital firms, computer hardware and software manufacturers, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences companies, and other high technology companies.

    Her practice is national in scope, and she has represented U.S. and foreign-based issuers, directors and officers in securities matters across the country. In addition to defending shareholder litigation matters, Ms. Friedman-Boyce advises companies on how to minimize securities liability, and how best to manage such exposure when it arises. Ms. Friedman-Boyce also writes and speaks nationally to the legal and business communities on securities and shareholder litigation, risk management, and corporate governance matters.

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    Event Synopsis:
    The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision on Cyan Inc. v. Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund rules that Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (SLUSA) cannot eliminate state courts' concurrent jurisdiction to adjudicate private causes of actions, especially claims under the Section 11 of Securities Act of 1933 (the “1933 Act”) and such actions cannot be barred from state to federal court.
    This remarkable court decision may potentially expose directors and officers, who sign registration statement related to these offerings, to a Section 11 litigation in both federal and state courts. Thus, companies may incur higher defense costs and adverse judgements or settlements.
    Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of bringing or defending against Securities Class Actions in light of the Supreme Court’s Cyan decision. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in bringing out the best in these lawsuits in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

    Key topics include:
    • Cyan Inc. v. Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund: An Overview
    • Implications and Inferences
    • Common Red Flags
    • Addressing Risks and Pitfalls
    • Litigation Strategies in Light of Cyan
    • What Lies Ahead

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