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SEC Enforcement Heuristics: An Empirical Inquiry
(Duke Law Journal, 2003)
This Article examines the overlap between SEC securities enforcement actions and private securities fraud class actions. We begin with an overview of data concerning all SEC enforcement actions from 1997 to 2002. We find ...
Using State Inspection Statutes for Discovery in Federal Securities Fraud Actions
(Boston University Law Review, 1997)
We propose that plaintiffs in securities fraud actions should use state inspections statutes to obtain discovery about potential securities fraud cases. First, we argue that the Private Securities Law Reform Act has ...
Does the Plaintiff Matter? An Empirical Analysis of Lead Plaintiffs in Securities Class Actions
(Columbia Law Review, 2006)
The PSLRA's lead plaintiff provision was adopted in order to encourage large shareholders with claims in a securities fraud class action to step forward to become the class' representative. Congress' expectation was that ...
Public and Private Enforcement of the Securities Laws: Have Things Changed Since Enron?
(Notre Dame Law Review, 2005)
In this paper, we examine how those corporations that have been the targets of SEC enforcement efforts compare in terms of their size and financial health vis-a-vis firms that are targeted only by the private securities ...
Public Pension Funds as Shareholder Activists: A Comment on Choi and Fisch
(Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, 2008)
In an important paper recently appearing in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Professors Stephen Choi and Jill Fisch generate survey evidence from public pension fund respondents that documents the low cost activism practiced by ...