A Winning Strategy For Beating IPO Class Actions

Law360, New York (April 4, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT) -- As the economy recovers from the credit crisis, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisition activity are on the rise. These transactions present fresh targets for securities class action plaintiffs’ lawyers. As the volume of IPO and M&A activity accelerates, the volume of shareholder class action is likely to grow apace. Plaintiffs’ lawyers are seeking new revenue streams as the litigation wave triggered by the credit crisis recedes.[1]

In responding to these lawsuits, defense counsel should take stock of lessons learned from credit-crisis-spawned securities litigation. In...
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