Legal Educators

The Firm’s attorneys are regularly invited to lecture, prepare articles, and teach in their particular fields of expertise, reflecting the Firm’s leadership position in the securities, class action, consumer protection, and trial bars.

Partner Stanley Bernstein, for example, is a frequent lecturer on directors and officers’ liability, class-action practice, and securities law at seminars organized nationwide by Practising Law Institute, the New York City Bar Association, the AIG/National Union insurance companies, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.  In October 2013, Mr. Bernstein spoke to corporate counsel and insurance carriers on the topic of mediation and settlement negotiations with respect to D&O coverage.  He was a featured speaker representing the plaintiffs’ securities bar at the National Association of Corporate Directors’ Directorship Forum in June 2010, where he led a discussion concerning the liability environment facing board directors; he was a featured speaker at the Chartis Executive Liability 2010 D&O Market Trends Seminar Series in May 2010, where he led a discussion concerning the involvement of institutional investor plaintiffs in securities litigation; and he was a featured speaker on behalf of the plaintiffs’ bar at the National Association of Corporate Directors’ and Directorship’s Global Forum in June 2009, where he led a discussion concerning directors’ liability.

Partner Seth Ottensoser is a frequent lecturer on the issues of civil procedure, federal practice, class actions, and corporate governance and has written extensively and been published on those matters.  Mr. Ottensoser is also a frequent guest lecturer at Harvard Law School, lecturing most recently in February 2015 on “Investment Banking: The Critical Component in Merger and Acquisition Litigation,” in January 2014 on “Stock Valuation in the Context of Delaware Litigation and Appraisal Actions,” in January 2013 on the topic of “Valuation of Securities:  The Devil Is In The Details,” in October 2010 on the topic of “Global v. Golden and Maric v. Plato: The Importance of Discounted Cash Flow Analyses in Delaware Litigation,” and, in September 2009 on the topic of “Merger Multiples in the Context of Delaware Litigation.”

In addition, Mr. Ottensoser has co‑authored many articles including:  “Developments in Private Securities Litigation Pleading Standards and Other Significant Case Law Developments,” Practising Law Institute 33rd Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, November 8-10, 2001 and “Leveraged Buyouts – Issues From the Shareholder Plaintiffs’ Perspective,” Association of The Bar of the City of New York, Leveraged Buyouts and Other Private Equity Investments, Structuring and Negotiating Investments in Today’s Market, September 24, 2001.

Partner Stephanie M. Beige often speaks on issues relating to securities litigation, most recently addressing institutional due diligence with respect to hedge fund investing.  Ms. Beige also co-authored Recent Class Action Developments, PLI Class Action Litigation:  Prosecution & Defense Strategies 2004, July 29-30, 2004, at 31-58.