20th Annual Stanford Directors’ College

22 Jun 2014 - 24 Jun 2014

Stanford Law School
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305

Jordan Eth will moderate a panel discussion, “Defend your Company, Defend Yourself: Modern Litigation Strategies,” on Tuesday, June 24 at 11:00 am. This session focuses on legal risks that present the greatest threat to publicly traded corporations and their directors. The SEC’s new bounty program has already paid a single informant $14 million for information leading to a major SEC enforcement action and has the potential to increase dramatically the Commission’s ability to bring powerful enforcement procedures. The SEC’s decision to step back from its traditional “neither admit nor deny” settlement practice also portends a more difficult litigation path for some defendants. The plaintiff bar continues to develop new legal theories and causes of action designed to maximize corporate and individual director liability. Data also suggest that directors and senior executive are more likely to lose their positions at companies that are successfully targeted with securities fraud litigation. This panel explores a series of cutting-edge litigation issues that can threaten corporations, boards, and senior executives, with an emphasis on practical strategies for minimizing these risks and responding to litigation if the challenge arises.



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