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 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.