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 their webcast entitled: “Securities Class Actions: Navigating Halliburton II, Materiality and Price Impact Rule Issues.” This event is scheduled on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 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.

    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.

    Event Synopsis:
    The number of securities class-action lawsuits involving materiality and price impact rules has remained high in recent years. With the Halliburton II decision in the backdrop, allowing defendants to rebut fraud-on-the-market presumption at the class certification stage, courts have struggled in providing clear guidance on assessing rebuttal evidence. Thus, creating a more complex litigation environment.

    With the ever-evolving securities class action landscape, trends and developments surrounding this area of law are expected to continue to emerge. As anticipated, the need to understand and to remain updated with the trends and recent court rulings remains vital to avoid potential risks and legal pitfalls in this increasingly complex securities class action landscape.

    Join a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group as they provide an in-depth discussion of the evolving landscape of securities class action. They will discuss notable cases and court rulings involving Halliburton II, materiality, the price impact rule and other recent topics. Speakers will also address risk issues and offer best practices to successfully bring or defend against this type of lawsuits.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Securities Class Action Litigation: A 2019 Update
    • Recent Court Rulings
    • Litigation Challenges
    • Practical Tips and Strategies to Avoid Pitfalls
    • What Lies Ahead

    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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