Laura Comstock, Vice President, Analysis Group to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Halliburton II and the Price Impact Rule Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group has announced today that Laura Comstock, Vice President, Analysis Group will speak at its webcast: “Halliburton II and the Price Impact Rule: Changing the Tides of Securities Litigation LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET). End Quote
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    About Laura Comstock
    Ms. Comstock specializes in the application of financial economics and data analysis to litigation and other complex business situations. She has assisted clients in all phases of the litigation cycle, from discovery through trial preparation. Ms. Comstock’s case work has involved litigation related to the bankruptcies of Enron, Global Crossing, and Lehman Brothers. Ms. Comstock has also supported experts in numerous litigations involving allegations of violations of Sections 10b-5 and 11, and litigation related to mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

    Event Synopsis:
    Consequent to the Halliburton II decision, which allowed defendants to rebut fraud-on-the-market presumption at the class certification stage, many courts struggled as it did not provide a clear guidance on how to assess a rebuttal evidence. The long-awaited guidance was finally provided when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its Arkansas Teachers Retirement System v. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. opinion. It opposed the district court's statement that defendants needed proof that would serve as “conclusive” evidence of the price impact’s “complete absence.” The Second Circuit further opines the sufficiency of a mere “preponderance of the evidence” to negate the presence of price impact.

    The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth review and analysis of recent Price Impact court rulings impacting the securities litigation landscape. 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:
    • Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.: An Overview
    • The Price Impact Rule
    • Guidelines for Rebutting Price Impact
    • Best Practices in Assessing Defendant's Rebuttal Evidences
    • Regulatory Changes and Consequences
    • Emerging Critical Issues

    About Analysis Group, Inc.
    Analysis Group is one of the largest economics consulting firms, with more than 900 professionals across 14 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise.

    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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