Current Developments in Shareholder Derivative Litigation

ACC Webcast

20 Nov 2014 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Morrison & Foerster, at the request of the Association of Corporate Counsel, has prepared a white paper (InfoPAK) to help internal counsel address the issues they are likely to encounter in shareholder derivative litigation.

This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Tips on when derivative litigation is likely
  • How to respond to a shareholder demand to inspect corporate documents
  • How to respond to a shareholder derivative complaint
  • The legal framework for derivative litigation
  • How to structure representation of the various parties in derivative litigation
  • When and how to create special litigation committees
  • Coordinating derivative litigation with related proceedings
  • Settling derivative litigation

The guide includes flowcharts, checklists, and exemplars designed to bring in-house counsel up to speed quickly on this important issue. We invite you to register for ACC’s webcast on November 20, 2014.

Participants will learn:

  • What you can do now to reduce future exposure to derivative litigation
  • The warning signs for impending derivative litigation
  • What to look for in a directors and officers liability insurance policy
  • What to do when you get a shareholder litigation or inspection demand
  • When to bring in separate representation for directors and officers
  • Lessons learned from past special litigation committee investigations
  • Defense strategies
  • Settlement strategies


  • Judson E. Lobdell
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco
  • Philip T. Besirof
    Partner, Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco
  • James C. Maroulis
    Senior Corporate Counsel, Oracle



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