A panel of experts will examine recent cases while detailing the nuances and scope of the litigation, risk points each institutional investor claimant should understand before choosing to participate, and to provide an update on the status many high profile cases. Two of the many important topics the team will address includes the increase in IPO securities litigation within the United States and the growth of securities litigation in Europe and Australia. Panelists will also discuss best practices and next steps for institutional claimants still establishing a workflow within opt-in markets.
Event speakers will include:
Mr. Lubitz is Head of ISS’ Securities Class Action Services (SCAS) LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Institutional Shareholder Services focused on delivering critical asset recovery solutions to financial institutions and professional services firms across the globe. In this capacity, Mr. Lubitz works closely with a wide array of institutional investors, including many of the world’s largest asset managers and pension funds, to ensure clients fully leverage SCAS solutions and services to maximize settlement recoveries. Mr. Lubitz is Managing Editor of all SCAS thought leadership, overseeing the production of webinars, white papers, and reports, including RecoverMax Monitor, SCAS’ monthly newsletter. Mr. Lubitz is a frequent speaker on the complex topic of global securities litigation and related matters with recent appearances before the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, the Institutional Investor Educational Foundation and Sydney-based Investment Magazine’s 2018 Investment Operations Conference, among others. He is also a contributor to the press with his expert commentary featured in Reuters, Bloomberg Law, Law360, and elsewhere. Mr. Lubitz received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The American University and an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Mr. Eisenhofer is the co-founder and managing director of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.; he has been counsel in more multi-hundred million dollar cases than any other securities litigator, including the $3.2 billion settlement in the Tyco case, the $922 million UnitedHealth Group settlement, the $486 million settlement with Pfizer, the $450 million settlement in the Global Crossing case, a $400 million settlement with Marsh & McLennan, a $303 million settlement with General Motors and a $300 million settlement with DaimlerChrysler. Internationally, Mr. Eisenhofer has organized cases on behalf of investors leading to substantial recoveries, including the $1.5 billion settlement with Fortis in the Netherlands, the $1 billion recovery against Royal Bank of Scotland in the United Kingdom, and the historic $450 million pan-European settlement in the Royal Dutch Shell case in the Netherlands. Mr. Eisenhofer was also the lead attorney in the seminal cases of American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Employees Pension Plan v. American International Group, Inc., where the U.S. Court of Appeals required shareholder proxy access reversing years of SEC no-action letters, and Carmody v. Toll Brothers, wherein the Delaware Court of Chancery first ruled that so-called “dead-hand” poison pills violated Delaware law. Mr. Eisenhofer is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Order of the Coif. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo, President Judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Ms. Mackintosh is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer, practicing in the areas of corporate and securities litigation. She has represented institutional investors, both public and private, in corporate cases in the Delaware Court of Chancery and in securities fraud class actions in federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Mackintosh’s practice primarily focuses on litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, where she has played significant roles in several landmark actions challenging mergers and acquisitions (including In re Del Monte Foods Company Shareholder Litigation, which resulted in an $89.4 million recovery for the class, and In re El Paso Corporation Shareholder Litigation, which resulted in a $110 million recovery for the class). Ms. Mackintosh is a leading member of G&E’s appraisal litigation practice and has tried numerous appraisal cases in the Court of Chancery, including In re Appraisal of Dell, Inc., In re Appraisal of Solera Holdings, Inc., and Verition Partners Master Fund Ltd. v. Aruba Networks, Inc. A magna cum laude graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Ms. Mackintosh earned her law degree at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is the co-author of two articles published by the Practising Law Institute’s Corporate Law & Practice Course Handbook Series. “Ethical Issues and Their Impact on Securities Litigation,” published in September-October, 2003, was co-authored with Marc J. Sonnenfeld, Viveca D. Parker and Marisel Acosta. “Lessons From Sarbanes-Oxley: The Importance of Independence In Internal Corporate Investigations,” published in July, 2003, was co-authored with Alfred J. Lechner, Jr.
|8:30–9:00 AM||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00–9:45 AM||Panel Discussion|
|9:45–10:00 AM||Interactive Q&A|
8:30am – 10:00am