Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide provides you with the guidance you need to help your clients get the competitive edge in securities class actions. This timely reference helps you master relevant federal procedural rules for securities class actions • effective defenses against such actions • appellate standards of review, and • the steps involved in achieving favorable settlements.
Securities Litigation also makes sure you’re ready to go to trial if it’s necessary, by showing you how to develop persuasive trial themes • strengthen your trial presentation • use facts and arguments that resonate with jurors • maximize the impact of expert witnesses • get valuable deposition testimony admitted at trial, and • strengthen other litigation skills.
Securities Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide is an invaluable roadmap to success for securities practitioners, and vital reading for executives and managers in securities firms, compliance officers, general practitioners engaged in securities litigation, investors, and federal and state regulators.
Jonathan C. Dickey is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Palo Alto and Co-Chair of the firm’s national Securities Litigation Practice Group. He has been engaged in civil litigation practice since 1979, specializing in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, corporate investigations, and SEC enforcement matters. He represents public companies, underwriters, venture capital firms, and accounting firms in securities fraud class action litigation matters. He also has acted as counsel to boards of directors and board committees on securities disclosure and compliance issues, SEC and stock exchange investigations, insider trading, and corporate governance issues. Mr. Dickey has served as an advisor to various industry organizations, including the American Electronics Association, on securities class action law reform matters, and was significantly involved in passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. He also helped draft, and was directly involved in efforts to obtain passage of, the Uniform Standards Act of 1998, which bars state court securities class actions involving nationally traded securities. He has been a frequent lecturer on securities-related topics. Since 1996, Mr. Dickey has been a regular faculty member at the annual Directors’ College sponsored by Stanford Law School, where he has spoken on corporate governance, audit committees, litigation, and D&O insurance topics. His education includes an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan.