Ashley Burden

Ashley Burden

Dechert LLP

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In Halliburton II, SCOTUS Upholds Presumption of Reliance in Securities Fraud Class Actions, but Allows Defendants to Rebut with...

In a decision that has important implications for both plaintiffs and defendants in securities class actions, the Supreme Court of the United States in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. (Halliburton II), No. 13-317...more

6/25/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund Presumption of Reliance SCOTUS Securities Fraud

DOJ and SEC Scrutinize Potential Misuse of Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans by Corporate Directors Affiliated with Investment Advisers

Over the past four years, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) have focused on insider trading involving private funds as one of their key targets in the fight against...more

5/10/2013 - DOJ Insider Trading Investigations Private Funds Rule 10b-5 SEC White Collar Crimes

Delaware Supreme Court in Pyott Reverses Chancery Court Ruling That Collateral Estoppel Does Not Apply in Certain Shareholder...

The Delaware Supreme Court in Pyott v. Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System reversed on April 4 a controversial ruling by the Chancery Court that a California federal court’s dismissal with prejudice of a...more

4/17/2013

SCOTUS Ruling in Amgen Case Allows Plaintiffs to Certify Securities Classes Without Proving Materiality

In Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, No. 11-1085, 568 U.S. ___ (2013), decided on February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that, in a case...more

3/4/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification Fraud-on-the-Market SCOTUS Split of Authority

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