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Aaron R. Megar

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Aaron focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has experience drafting memoranda and filings, conducting legal research, and arguing motions in court.

Before joining Mintz, Aaron was a judicial intern for The Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr. in the District of Massachusetts, where he drafted bench memoranda for cases related to business disputes, securities law, and habeas petitions, amongst other key responsibilities. Aaron also held the role of research assistant for the co-director of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he researched issues related to climate change policy, federal regulatory regimes, and private environmental governance. During his third year of law school, Aaron interned for the District Attorney’s office in Nashville, Tennessee. In this role, he argued multiple motions before a judge in court, assisted attorneys during hearings and in trial, and drafted a variety of memoranda and motions.

Prior to earning his JD, Aaron served as a Summer Litigation Associate at Mintz, where he drafted memoranda, motions, and research summaries in addition to working with and assisting a team of four Mintz attorneys for arbitration. In law school, Aaron was an articles editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review, the director of the school’s Street Law pro bono project, and was named to Dean’s List. His student note, The Road to Reform: The Case for Removing Police from Traffic Regulation, was published by Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, and he has assisted with research for other published articles.

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On August 10, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit took an important step in Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Goldman Sachs Group toward clarifying the circumstances in which federal class action plaintiffs can – and cannot – rely on mere presumptions to proceed to the merits phases of logically weak securities fraud cases.
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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court solidified the “tracing” requirement for private plaintiffs to be able to assert Section 11 claims pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, holding that plaintiffs asserting such securities fraud claims must show that they own stock that was issued pursuant to an allegedly misleading registration statement—even though such tracing may be impossible in the context of a direct listing.  In effect, the decision likely protects future direct listings from Section 11 liability so long as the direct listing does not involve a “lock-up period” pursuant to which unregistered and registered shares enter the market at different times.

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Members Douglas P. Baumstein and John Condon, and Associates Patrick McDonough and Aaron Megar co-authored an article published in the May 2023 Issue of The Banking Law Journal. The article provides an in depth review of the case Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani.

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