Joni S. Jacobsen, Partner, Dechert LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Joni S. Jacobsen, Partner, Dechert LLP will speak at its webcast entitled: “Securities and Shareholder Litigation: What Lies Ahead in 2019.” This event is scheduled on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Joni S. Jacobsen
    Ms. Jacobsen, a partner at Dechert LLP, defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers when they become entangled in securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations and corporate governance disputes. Ranked in The Legal 500 (U.S.) in four categories, Ms. Jacobsen was named Among the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2017, and has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list every year since 2013. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches a seminar in Strategic Considerations in Securities Litigation. She received her B.A. from the University of Utah, with honors. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Jacobsen has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the country. She consistently succeeds in having the vast majority of her cases dismissed outright on motions to dismiss, thereby reducing the distraction and burden on her clients and resulting in significant savings for clients and insurance carriers alike.

    Event Synopsis:
    Companies, either big or small, new or already an expert in the industry face considerable challenges in applying precautionary measures to prevent matters that might put the institution at risk. Shareholder lawsuits, which are among the most complex area of the law to litigate and often require an expensive cost to process, can bring the most damage to the company and its directors.

    Since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, a growing number of fraud cases involving shareholders were filed on federal courts to address unwarranted shareholder lawsuits.

    Join a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of defending against Security and Shareholder lawsuits and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving Securities and Shareholder Litigation. 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:
    • Securities and Shareholder Litigation in the 2019 Landscape: An Outlook
    • Notable Court Decisions and Case Law Updates
    • Prosecution and Defense Strategies
    • Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
    • Recent Trends in Securities Case Filings
    • Trends in Shareholder Case Filings

    About Dechert LLP
    Dechert is a global specialist law firm with 27 offices and 1,000 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel at delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters. In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence. We are relentless in serving our clients – delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

    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:

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