DRRT Managing Partner Alexander Reus, LL.M. (Miami), J.D. to Speak at KC’s Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Presumption and Other Significant Issues and Updates in 2016

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alexander Reus, LL.M. (Miami), J.D., J.D., Managing Partner, DRRT will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Presumption and Other Significant Issues and Updates in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for December 16, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

New York, NY, August 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– DRRT Managing Partner Alexander Reus, LL.M. (Miami), J.D., J.D. to Speak at KC’s Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Presumption and Other Significant Issues and Updates in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast.

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alexander Reus, LL.M. (Miami), J.D., J.D., Managing Partner, DRRT will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Presumption and Other Significant Issues and Updates in 2016 and Beyond Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for December 16, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

More information and registration is available on the event website:
http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/fraud-on-the-market-theory-presumption-and-other-significant-issues-and-updates-in-2016-and-beyond-live-webcast/

About Alexander Reus
Alexander Reus, J.D. (Germany/USA), LL.M. is a Board Certified International Lawyer with German and U.S. law degrees, licensed to practice law in the United States (NY, DC, FL) and in Europe as a solicitor in England and Wales and a European attorney in Germany. He is the founding partner of DRRT and has over 20 years of experience in advising and representing international investors around the world.

Mr. Reus focuses his practice on global investor protection and loss recovery for the world’s largest institutional investors. As a partner in both small and large international law firms, Mr. Reus has worked on many complex international matters and is currently involved in a variety of multi-billion dollar securities lawsuits across the world.

Mr. Reus is currently active in various committees and boards, including as member of the ICGN Shareholder Rights Committee, Totalbank’s Board of Directors as well as Chairman of Totalbank’s Audit Committee. He is also a Board Leadership and Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Mr. Reus has been published widely in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, is a frequent lecturer and speaker on various topics of international law, practice and procedure, and has served as arbitrator in the United States and Dubai.

Event Synopsis:
In June 2014 the US Supreme Court in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., Halliburton called into question, but upheld, the foundation of a securities class action – the presumption of class-wide reliance – which makes it easier for plaintiffs in securities fraud class actions to prove reliance and obtain class certification. The Court’s decision may give defendants new opportunities to rebut the presumption in the earlier stages of a case; which benefits defendants.

The Court confirmed Basic’s premise that market prices will adjust to newly disclosed information, and that Halliburton challenges were not sufficiently compelling to overturn presumption. A decision overruling Basic and the ‘fraud-on-the-market’ presumption would have undermined pursuit of securities fraud cases on a class action basis.

This decision will heighten the importance of the class certification in potential securities fraud class actions. Defendants will be able to introduce expert testimony to show that alleged misstatements did not affect stock prices. Plaintiffs may choose to present contrary expert testimony which will result in increased focus on Daubert motions challenging the admissibility of expert testimony.

In a two-hour live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues relating to Fraud-on-the-Market Theory: Presumption and Other Significant Issues and Updates in 2016 and Beyond. The panel also will help the audience better understand the best practices to challenge and defend cases.

Key topics include:
• Fraud-on-the-Market Theory – An Overview
• Basic, Inc. v. Levinson Supreme Court Review
• Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. – Presumption
• Challenges for Fraud-on-the-Market Theory
• Scope and Limitations of Fraud-on-the-Market Theory
• Reaffirming Presumed Reliance Doctrine
• Tool for Defendants to Contest Clarification
• Implications of Arising Litigation
• Mitigating Risks and Threats

About DRRT
DRRT is an international law firm, institutional claims filing provider and litigation funder in non-class action jurisdictions. DRRT counsels and assists global institutional investors with over $10 trillion in AuM. The main focus of DRRT is to help investors recover losses resulting from false, misleading or omitted information by publicly listed companies.

In investor terms, DRRT helps its clients generate “Legal AlphaSM” through uncompromising pursuit of loss recovery in private and class actions, shareholder derivative suits, appraisal disputes, and in the class action and semi-class action settlement claims filing area through Pro-Active Portfolio MonitoringSM. DRRT has a long track record of successfully representing institutional investors in more than a dozen countries around the world and has recovered over $1 billion for institutional investors. DRRT is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in global class-action alternatives for loss recovery.

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