Professor Julian Swearengin
This course is designed to be a practical, nuts-and-bolts guide to managing complex securities and financial services-related litigation from the perspective of a financial institution that is named as a defendant. The course will examine in detail, class and other actions typically faced by financial institutions and explore litigation strategies for responding to such matters. The course will thoroughly address the life cycle of a large, multi-party securities class action and the strategic issues that arise when managing high-risk litigation, including the selection of counsel, motion practice, the need to set aside financial reserves, mediation, opposing class certification, use of expert witnesses, settlement negotiations, and the impact of simultaneous regulatory investigations. Open to JD students who have previously taken Securities Regulation.