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By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 9:53 pm
Haywood Gilliam has joined law firm Covington & Burling as a partner in its San Francisco office. The firm announced yesterday that Gilliam has joined its white collar defense and investigations group. Gilliam previously served as a federal prosecutor for nearly eight years. From 2004 to 2006, he served as chief of the Securities Fraud […]
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 4:33 pm
The civil case against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy is now in the hands of the court, after both sides finished post-trial summaries Tuesday. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Allwin Horn will decide the case, as a jury was waived by consent of the parties. As previously discussed here, shareholders suing on behalf of HealthSouth allege […]
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 4:19 pm
The UK’s resurgent FSA struck again today, as five men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of insider trading after raids in London and Essex, England. “It’s clear that the FSA is stepping up its criminal investigation arm,” said Gerallt Owen, a regulatory lawyer at Crowell & Moring LLP in London who advised a […]
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 4:11 pm
Eric B. Halper has joined law firm McKool Smith as senior counsel in its New York office.The firm announced today that Halper has joined its International White Collar Litigation practice. Halper joins McKool Smith from Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where he focused on white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement actions, securities and […]
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 3:58 pm
The archived version of today’s webcast (“Calling off an M&A Deal: Legal and Damage Ramifications)” and the presentation materials are now available here.
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 1:10 pm
The presentation materials for today’s webcast (2 pm Eastern) entitled “Calling off an M&A Deal: Legal and Damage Ramifications” are now available here. Please visit the link below to download the presentation. Materials: “Calling off an M&A Deal: Legal and Damage Ramifications”
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 11:07 am
In the current economic climate of declining revenue, falling profits, and disappearing credit, the parties to many merger and acquisition agreements are not consummating the deal. This webcast will address issues that Buyers, Sellers, and Lenders face in transaction termination scenarios. The webcast will cover essential legal considerations relating to merger and acquisition contract terms, […]
By Securities Docket on May 27, 2009, 6:55 am
Canadian Securities Litigation Ramps Up; Sotomayor’s Record in Securities Class Actions; Judge Explains Choice of Mississippi Fund to Lead Subprime Class Action; PwC Rejects Global Plan for Lehman Recoveries; Court Hears Argument in Mark Cuban’s Motion to Dismiss SEC’s Case; and more.