Securities and SEC Regulatory Litigation in 2020

Firm Event | March.12.2020 | 8:00am - 9:30am (Pacific Standard Time)

Orrick Silicon Valley
Orrick is hosting a panel on March 12, 2020 in our SV office. This panel will include plaintiff’s lawyers, defense lawyers and insurance brokers to discuss recent developments and trends in the securities litigation and regulatory enforcement world and what to expect in 2020. Breakfast and CLE will be provided. For more information on this event or if you are interested in attending, please contact Amabel Yeung, Client Relations Coordinator and Gina Abramo, Marketing Manager.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Trials

James N. Kramer Partner Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

San Francisco; Silicon Valley

James N. Kramer leads Orrick's Securities Litigation Practice. Jim has more than 25 years of experience defending companies, officers and directors in shareholder class actions, derivative suits and regulatory proceedings.

Jim is acknowledged by Chambers as a "Leader in Their Field" for Securities Litigation and has also been acknowledged as one of "America's Leading Litigators" by Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark has also recognized Jim in their securities rankings as a "California State Litigation Star", a "San Francisco Litigation Star", and in their "Practice Area Rankings California".

Jim has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in securities class actions, derivative actions, merger and acquisition related litigation, SEC enforcement proceedings and other complex commercial litigation. In addition, he has extensive experience representing board committees in internal investigations, including SEC- and SRO-related investigations.

Jim regularly advises companies on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and disclosure issues. He is a frequent lecturer on issues involving securities matters and class action litigation.

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Practice:

  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Corporate Governance
  • Class Action Defense
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • ERISA & Benefits Litigation

Alex Talarides Partner Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, Corporate Governance

San Francisco

Alex Talarides is a Partner in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.  His practice focuses on defending companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, and regulatory proceedings.

Alex is acknowledged by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" for Securities Litigation: Defense.  He has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, regulatory proceedings and other complex commercial litigation.  He also regularly advises companies and their boards on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and disclosure duties.  In addition, he has extensive experience representing companies in consumer class actions alleging violations of state deceptive marketing laws, and class actions alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Security Income Act.

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Practice:

  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trials
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Michael C. Tu Partner Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Los Angeles

Michael Tu leads the firm's securities litigation practice in Southern California, with nearly 25 years of experience obtaining successful results for clients in stockholder litigation, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and mergers and acquisitions disputes under the federal and state securities laws.  He provides practical and business-focused advice to business executives and boards on securities and corporate governance matters.

Michael is recognized as a leading trial lawyer who has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous trials to verdict in federal and state courts, and is among the few lawyers in the country who have defended a securities class action trial to verdict.  That shareholder class action trial, which resulted in a complete defense verdict, was recognized as one of the "Top Defense Verdicts" in California by the Daily Journal.

In addition to his representation of clients in litigation disputes, he provides counsel to public and private companies regarding securities, corporate governance and disclosure issues, and has represented numerous board committees and accounting firms in connection with investigatory and litigation matters. He frequently advises multi-national companies and executives based in the United States, Asia and Europe with respect to business disputes and securities matters. His successful representation of clients in high-profile securities and corporate governance disputes has been widely reported in the media (Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, New York Times, Fortune, The Recorder), and he has been recognized as one of the "Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles" by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Michael is:

  • Recommended for his “range of expertise, including the defense of securities class actions and M&A litigation,” “for the fact that he ‘takes a macro approach and looks very far down the line’” with a "'good oratory style'” (Chambers USA, 2015), and "The knowledge level that he has, his attention to detail and his communication skills are outstanding." (Chambers USA, 2017)
  • “Praised” “for his litigation skills” defending securities matters “in both federal and state courts”, noted as “particularly strong in securities class actions with a cross-border element” (The Legal 5002015) and "cares about clients and has innovative ways of solving their problems."  (The Legal 500, 2016)
  • Rated by clients and peers as an “Excellent trial attorney with practical sense” who has “a high level of expertise in the securities litigation field,” “practices with the highest ethical standards,” and “has a remarkable ability both to see the big picture and to sweat the details, and brings excellent judgment to bear on both fronts.” (Martindale-Hubbell)

Michael has moderated and spoken at numerous events on securities law and corporate governance developments, including as a past faculty member of the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program, where he has taught business executives and leaders on subjects such as cross-border litigation, risk management and securities and accounting liability issues.

Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he has served as the Court Alerts Editor, and as Co-Chair of the Federal Courts, Programs and Breakfast at the Bar Committees.  He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the monthly Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter publication.  He served as a Lawyer Representative for the Central District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2006-2009.

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