Daily Archives: June 10, 2009, 10:08 pm

Mark Kirsch, Joel Cohen and Christopher Joralemon Join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York

Mark Kirsch, Joel Cohen and Christopher Joralemon have joined law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as partners in its New York office. All three were previously with Clifford Chance, where Kirsch (pictured) served as the Global Chair of the Litigation Practice and a member of its Global Management Committee, and Cohen served as head of its U.S. Litigation & Disputes…

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Guest Column: Sonia Sotomayor’s Securities Law Opinions – What President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Might Mean for Private Securities Litigation

Guest columnists Mary Eaton and Roger Netzer of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP write that Judge Sotomayor’s track record both as a United States District Court Judge and as a member of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit belies the suggestion that she has an “anti-business” tendency with respect to private securities law issues. Their analysis shows that, with few exceptions, Judge Sotomayor has tended to side with corporate defendants on private securities litigation matters during her 17 years on the bench.

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Webcast Today (June 10), 2 pm Eastern – CDO Litigation Reaching Crucial Stage

Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) have been the focus of much attention and ire in the wake of the credit crisis. But litigation over these structured financial products has been largely overshadowed by more high profile actions, such as subprime class actions and Ponzi scheme litigation. That could change in the coming months as a number of courts decide motions to…

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Securities Docket A.M. News Wire for June 10, 2009

Two More Securities Litigation Partners Leaving Clifford Chance; “Spoofed” Email Harshly Critical of SEC Chairman and IG Causes Stir at the SEC; UK’s FSA calls for single European financial regulator; Bank Of America Paying Mozilo’s Legal Fees; Sen. Grassley Continues to Probe the SEC on Pequot Capital Management; Nacchio argues case never should have gone to trial; and more.

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