Securities Class Actions: American Phenomenon Goes Global

Law360, New York (May 6, 2016, 1:04 PM EDT) -- Jay P. Lefkowitz

Matthew Solum

Adam T. Humann At present, the bulk of securities class actions are filed in the United States. According to Cornerstone Research, plaintiffs filed 189 new federal securities class actions in the United States in 2015. But the tide is shifting. Countries outside the U.S. are implementing class action systems, and it is becoming increasingly important for issuers to pay attention to this evolving landscape given the increasing likelihood of parallel securities claims brought both in the United States and abroad. In considering securities class action defense, defendants should focus on the class action regimes in all...

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