Janeen McIntosh, Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Janeen McIntosh, Consultant, NERA Economic Consulting will speak at its webcast entitled: “Securities Class Action Litigation in the 2020 Landscape: What You Should Know and Do”. This event is scheduled on Tuesday, May 05, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Janeen McIntosh
    Ms. McIntosh has over 15 years of experience in financial and economic advisory and litigation consulting for matters in the area of securities and finance, product liability and mass torts, and labor and employment. Ms. McIntosh has consulted on securities class actions examining materiality, loss causation and liability. Her work on these cases has included estimating inflation, damages, and settlement ranges. She has also done analyses for class certification and market efficiency. She frequently works with large data sets, designing models to evaluate liability and performing various statistical analyses. Ms. McIntosh is also the lead author for NERA’s annual securities class action trends report series. She earned her BA in Mathematics and Economics from Grinnell College and her MS in Statistics from Texas A&M University.

    About NERA Economic Consulting
    NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For over half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real-world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.

    NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

    Event Synopsis:
    While securities class action filings maintained a historic three-year high through the end of 2019, largely driven by standard (Rule 10b-5, Section 11, and/or Section 12) cases, a decline in filings was observed in Q1 2020. Recent decisional law and critical trends in securities class actions, and the emergence of new “event-driven” filings, foreshadow an active year of key issues being fleshed out in courts around the country. Paramount among these issues are questions about whether certain types of cases can be filed in state courts and the role that Delaware corporations can play with forum selection clauses in trying to prevent that. Plaintiffs will push to assert scheme liability causes of action under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in an effort to broaden the universe of defendants they can hold accountable.

    But COVID-19 might now be the largest issue on the securities-litigation landscape. While companies are focused on event-driven claims resulting from corporate mismanagement following negative events in connection with companies’ operations, the event to beat all this year will be the pandemic—a global medical emergency and a driver of the economy. Companies are on alert from the SEC to consider material weaknesses related to the pandemic when reporting, and significant fraud could be alleged out of business decisions being made in the pandemic’s wake. With COVID-19 comes significant financial uncertainty and market headwinds—circumstances where fraud tends to be more visible.

    To better understand what’s ahead, a look back at recent filling and settlement trends is necessary, particularly for event-driven claims related to COVID-19, the cannabis industry, and cyber security.

    In this LIVE Webcast, securities class action experts Daniel Barenbaum (Berman Tabacco) and Janeen McIntosh (NERA Economic Consulting) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of recent trends in class action cases and settlements, developments in securities class action litigation, and an outlook of what is coming.

    Key topics include:
    • Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation
    • Expectations for Securities Class Action Litigation for 2020
    • Risks and Issues as a Result of Recent Supreme Court Decisions
    • The Role of “Event-Driven” Claims
    • The potential impact of COVID-19 on Securities Litigation
    • Outlook and Expectations for 2020

    About The Knowledge Group
    The Knowledge Group is a leading provider of Continuing Legal Education, CLE, for lawyers, Continuing Professional Education, CPE, for accountants and a variety of other types of continuing education for other professions. Our mission is to deliver quality continuing education programs utilizing industry trends and the latest technology to communicate regulatory shifts and contributions made to different fields. Our insightful and engaging webcasts are brought to you by leading influencers to offer a multitude of perspectives and outlooks.

    In bringing together thought leaders, regulators, and subject matter experts from around the world, The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education. The experts we engage with analyze the latest trends, insights, and developments in their industries to bring forth content you can’t get anywhere else.

    We can be reached via our website, over the phone at (646) 844-0200 or email us at info ( @ ) theknowledgegroup dot org. We look forward to having you learn with The Knowledge Group.

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