Jonathan A. Shapiro, Head of West Coast Litigation for Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will participate in a panel discussion and the 2nd Annual Western Regional CLE Program on Class Actions and Mass Torts presented by the Securities Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA). The conference will take place Friday, June 19 at the Bar Association of San Francisco.
Mr. Shapiro’s session is entitled, “Expert Testimony at Class Certification a Year after Halliburton.” Panelists will debate how the lower courts have applied Halliburton II, the impact of economic analysis and event studies at the class certification stage, and whether Halliburton has transformed securities class action litigation. Mr. Shapiro will be joined by Judge Beth Labson Freeman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; Sumon Mazumdar, Ph.D., Navigant Economics; and Suzan Alexander, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd. James Goldfarb of Murphy & McGonigle, PC will moderate the discussion.
Mr. Shapiro’s practice is focused on the defense of business and securities litigation and government enforcement actions. He has successfully litigated class actions, challenges to corporate transactions and governance, and other matters regarding allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, including jury and bench trials. Mr. Shapiro’s clients include public and financial services companies, officers and directors, and investment bankers. He also serves as counsel defending and conducting internal investigations to those subject to enforcement action under the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA, and other government agencies and self-regulatory organizations.