Mark Kornfeld

Mark Kornfeld

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A Further Harbinger on the Application of SLUSA

On March 30, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed claims in a putative class action against New York-based hedge fund manager Philip A. Falcone (“Falcone”), his advisory firm Harbinger...more

4/22/2015 - Dismissals Fund Managers Harbinger Capital Partners LLC Hedge Funds Issue Preclusion Negligent Misrepresentation Putative Class Actions Securities Fraud SLUSA

Omnicare and the "Reasonable Investor" Standard for Statements of Opinion

On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided the closely followed case of Omnicare v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund concerning liability for false statements of opinion made in...more

4/3/2015 - Issuers Material Misstatements Omnicare Omnicare v Laborers District Council Registration Statement SCOTUS Section 11 Securities Act of 1933

2014 Year-End Securities Litigation Enforcement Highlights

In This Issue: - I. Supreme Court Cases Review - II. Securities Law Cases - III. Insider Trading Cases - IV. Settlements - V. Investment Adviser and Hedge Fund Cases - VI. CFTC Cases and...more

2/10/2015 - CFTC Compliance Enforcement Enforcement Actions Financial Institutions Hedge Funds Insider Trading Investment Adviser SCOTUS SEC Tolling

The Boundaries for Insider Trading Prosecutions See a Resurgence: The 1980s Are Back!

In a closely followed appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on December 10, 2014, delivered an important decision in United States v. Newman by vacating the insider trading convictions of two...more

12/18/2014 - Hedge Funds Illegal Tipping Insider Trading Material Nonpublic Information Personal Benefit Portfolio Managers Rule 10b-5 Securities Securities Fraud US v Newman

Basic Is Dying a Slow Death: The Supreme Court Upholds the Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption in Halliburton but Allows Rebuttal

Given the opportunity to overrule its landmark 1988 decision in Basic v. Levinson, in which it created the fraud-on-the-market presumption, the Supreme Court declined. The Court found in its decision this week in Halliburton...more

6/27/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Action Class Certification Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Deference and Compromise Reigns over Establishment of Truth: Second Circuit Validates SEC Use of "Neither Admit Nor Deny"...

On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals vacated U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff’s influential and controversial decision to reject a consent injunction between the SEC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (Citigroup)...more

6/11/2014 - Citigroup Civil Monetary Penalty Disgorgement Judge Rakoff Neither Admit Nor Deny Settlements SEC SEC v Citigroup

SEC Continues Crack Down on Short Sale Rule Violations: Settles $7.3 Million Case Against Worldwide Capital

In the largest Rule 105 (Short Sale Rule) enforcement case to date, the SEC reached a $7.3 million settlement against Worldwide Capital and its principal last Wednesday, March 5. The SEC's message has been consistent since...more

3/12/2014 - Disgorgement Enforcement Actions SEC Short Sales Worldwide Capital

2013 Year-End Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

We are pleased to share with you the 2013 Year-End Highlights Report from the BakerHostetler Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Team, a periodic survey, in addition to our Executive Alerts, which...more

1/30/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Complex Litigation Compliance Corporate Counsel Enforcement Enforcement Actions Investment Funds Securities Litigation

Not in My House: Mark Cuban Defeats the SEC's Insider Trading Charges

The high profile long-running saga between Mark Cuban -- entrepreneur, television personality, and billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks -- and the SEC has finally ended with Mr. Cuban emerging victorious. On October 16,...more

11/15/2013 - Insider Trading Sales SEC Shareholders Stocks

Basic Is Anything But: Courts Continue to Wrangle with the Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption

It has been 25 years since the Supreme Court announced the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance in Basic Inc. v. Levinson, 485 U.S. 224 (1988). Yet many courts, including the Supreme Court itself, continue to struggle...more

10/1/2013 - Amgen Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Class Certification Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Loss Causation SCOTUS Securities Exchange Act Securities Fraud

The Falcone Settlement: A Harbinger of Things to Come?

On August 19, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that New York-based hedge fund adviser Philip A. Falcone and his advisory firm Harbinger Capital Partners -- which once boasted $26 billion under...more

9/3/2013 - DOJ Fraud Hedge Funds SEC Settlement

2013 Mid-Year Securities Litigation and Enforcement Highlights

Table of Contents - I. Supreme Court Case Review (October 2012 Term) II. Rule 10b-5 Cases III. Investment Adviser and Hedge Fund Cases IV. Settlements V. Commodities and Futures Litigation and...more

7/31/2013 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Comcast Commodities Enforcement Actions Gabelli v SEC Hedge Funds Investment Adviser Rule 10b-5 SCOTUS SEC Securities Litigation

Third Circuit Holds Rule 10b-5 Violations May Be Imputed to Investment Management Company on Basis of Apparent Agency

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued a decision that highlights the importance of investment management companies using extreme caution when promoting investment products to their clients,...more

3/19/2013 - FINRA Fraud Hedge Funds Investment Management Marketing Ponzi Scheme Securities Exchange Act Vicarious Liability

A Big Week for the Securities Bar: Amgen and Gabelli

The Supreme Court last week issued two opinions of major importance to the securities bar. In Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, 568 U.S. (2013), the court held that no proof of materiality was required...more

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