Douglas W. Greene

Douglas W. Greene

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The Future of Securities Class Action Litigation

Securities litigation has a culture defined by multiple elements: the types of cases filed, the plaintiffs’ lawyers who file them, the defense counsel who defend them, the characteristics of the insurance that covers them,...more

7/31/2015 - Books & Records Class Action D&O Insurance Demand Futility Derivative Suit Securities Litigation Shareholder Activism Shareholder Litigation

Cybersecurity Securities Class Actions: A Wave or Trickle?

One of the foremost uncertainties in securities and corporate governance litigation is the extent to which cybersecurity will become a significant D&O liability issue. Although many D&O practitioners have been bracing for a...more

3/18/2015 - Class Action Cybersecurity D&O Insurance Data Breach Popular

Securities Litigation Economics: A Blast from the Past

Securities litigation headlines are dominated by mega-cases. But the majority of securities class actions are brought against smaller companies. And it appears that plaintiffs’ lawyers are filing an increasingly large number...more

2/2/2015 - Big Law Board of Directors Class Action Corporate Officers D&O Insurance Securities Securities Litigation

The Root Cause of Skyrocketing Securities Class Action Defense Costs

Why do the costs of defending securities class actions continue to increase? Because of my writing on the subject) I’m asked about the issue a lot. My answer has evolved from blaming biglaw economics – a combination of...more

9/10/2014 - Big Law Board of Directors Class Action Corporate Officers D&O Insurance Derivative Suit Litigation Fees & Costs Litigation Strategies Securities Securities Litigation Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

D&O Discourse Authors Davis and Greene to File Amicus Brief in Omnicare Case

My partner Claire Loebs Davis and I are honored to be working with Washington Legal Foundation on a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in the Omnicare securities class action. Omnicare concerns what makes a statement of opinion...more

4/15/2014 - Board of Directors Class Action Corporate Officers D&O Insurance Omnicare SCOTUS Securities

Practical Tips For Avoiding Securities Litigation, Understanding D&O Insurance, And Selecting Defense Counsel

In my last post of 2013, I thought I’d share some thoughts about how public companies can better protect themselves against securities claims – practical steps companies can take to help them avoid suits, mitigate the risk if...more

12/30/2013 - C-Suite Executives Compliance Corporate Counsel Corporate Governance D&O Insurance

SEC’s Shift in No-Admit-or-Deny Policy Would Create Dilemma for Defendants if Applied in Close Cases

Last Tuesday, new SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said at The Wall Street Journal’s annual CFO Network Event that the SEC “in certain cases” will seek admissions of liability as part of settlements. The statement made headlines,...more

6/26/2013 - D&O Insurance Enforcement Actions Mary Jo White Neither Admit Nor Deny Settlements SEC Settlement

Director Service: Is It Safe to Serve on a Public Company Board of Directors?

I am frequently asked about the safety of director service. Below is the text of a short article I wrote for a forthcoming issue of a business publication....more

12/11/2012 - Board of Directors D&O Insurance

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