The New Global Legal Norms
As multinationals move around the globe, legal systems are cross-pollinated. China is a case in point, says Reuben Guttman who has just returned from an event in Shanghai dealing with securities dereliction.
On a Saturday afternoon this month, I was part of a team of four faculty members from Emory University Law School’s Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution participating in a training dialogue with Shanghai financial fraud prosecutors. The topic of the training was investigation and prosecution of insider trading cases… Read the full March 21 commentary
Are These LIBOR Fines All Fine?
Lack of accountability and minuscule nature of payouts throws doubt on whether fines are a serious deterrent.
Almost every week there seems to be an announcement that some regulator has settled claims for a sum of money that to most seem staggering. Yet the question remains: are eye-wateringly high US dollar settlements true deterrents for trillion-dollar enterprises?… Read the full February 18 commentary
Doping and How We Play the Game
Now that Lance Armstrong has admitted that he doped, fans across the globe must be wondering what was he thinking? Perhaps he surmised that breaking anti-doping rules is just a part of the game.
One thing that Lance Armstrong probably did not anticipate was a federal statute known as the False Claims Act, which encourages private citizen whistle-blowers with monetary bounties when their efforts are successful. Undoubtedly, he also did not anticipate that his own teammate, Floyd Landis, would sue him under that statute… Read the full January 26 commentary
Grant & Eisenhofer was named Delaware Firm of the Year at the first-ever nationwide US Benchmark Annual Awards ceremony held in NYC (click here to read the article). The Firm is in the Highly Recommended rankings for 2013 in the areas of United States – Securities as well as Delaware and New York – Plaintiff. In addition, we are thrilled to have 16 of our directors recognized as Local Litigation Stars. More information regarding the Firm’s ranking and analysis is available on the Benchmark site.
Levitt has directed major consumer and business class actions, recovering more than $1 billion in the last two years for plaintiffs; currently litigating cases against ConAgra, DuPont, and Porsche; will head G&E’s new Chicago office, expanding firm’s platform to include high-profile consumer litigation.
CHICAGO (January 28, 2013) – Leading shareholder and corporate governance law firm Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. has launched a national consumer class action litigation practice led by prominent Chicago-based litigator Adam J. Levitt. Mr. Levitt, who joins G&E as a director, will also head the firm’s newly opened Chicago office, which is expected to add more lawyers in 2013. Mr. Levitt was previously a partner with Wolf Haldenstein in Chicago… Read the full Press Release