Lieff Cabraser partner Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Spring 2018 Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC from March 12-14, 2018. On Tuesday, March 13th at 4:30 p.m., Mr. Leppla will be presenting “Where Are The Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets.” The presentation will cover the role investment funds play in efforts to curtail corporate misconduct and fraud. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s May 4, 2017 General Members Meeting on “Where are the Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets.” Mr. Leppla and his partners represent institutional investors in major class and opt-out investment loss recovery litigation in circumstances where such losses are due to fraud or serious corporate misconduct. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s May 19, 2016 General Meeting on “Non-Traditional Approaches to Antitrust and Securities Litigation.” Mr. Leppla and his partners represent institutional investors in investment loss recovery in circumstances where such losses are due to fraud or serious corporate misconduct. He will discuss the Credit Default Swap and Foreign Exchange (FX) antitrust litigation as well as creative legal approaches that have been used to resolve securities opt-out litigation matters. As one Lieff Cabraser client said, “the days of leaving money on the table are over.” [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Legal Executive Institute’s October 8, 2015 meeting on Board of Director fiduciary duties related to intellectual property valuation in the context of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. With the dramatic rise of M&A activity involving the acquisition of companies with valuable intellectual property, the issue arises as to whether the Board of the company to be acquired has taken appropriate steps to value its intellectual property. Conventional valuation methods (e.g., discounted cash flow analysis, the use of comparables, etc.) may be of limited help. Mr. Leppla will examine the legal standards with respect to board fiduciary duty in this area and also review new, more innovative financial methods to assess valuation.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute’s 2015 Legal Forum “ICI at 75: Facing the Future” on May 7, 2015, in Washington D.C. Leppla will be discussing the topic of investment funds as litigation plaintiffs at this year’s legal forum. The Legal Forum invites selected lawyers to give presentations to the investment management industry at the 2015 General Membership Meeting (GMM), the Legal Forum and various other conferences and workshops. Leppla is speaking this year at both the GMM meeting and the Legal Forum. He is the only plaintiffs’ lawyer to be invited, and is a frequent speaker at other ICI, International Foundation and NCPERS events.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Bruce W. Leppla will be speaking at the Investment Company Institute‘s Annual Mutual Funds Conference on March 17 in Palm Desert, CA. He will be featured on a panel, discussing the topic of “Investment Funds as Plaintiffs: Considering When and How to Act.” The panel will cover the different types of actions that investment companies bring, the fiduciary duties of advisors and boards as relevant to plaintiffs’ litigation, relevant investment management policies, the process of case evaluation, and the reasons both for and against serving as a lead plaintiff or opting out of pending class litigation. The 2015 ICI conference will be sponsored by Brown Brothers Harriman, Bloomberg For Enterprise, Command Financial, Confluence, McGladrey, U.S. Bancorp, and Gunn, Steers & Company.