Dates: March 7 - 9, 2021
Location: Venue, TBA
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 highly knowledgeable leading attorneys and a few in-house lawyers specializing in securities litigation from across the United States.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion at this annual meeting, the group examines the most pressing issues they face on behalf of their clients, learn how others address these problems and identify practical solutions that can work for them.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Penny Shane’s practice focuses on litigation involving financial institutions, including class actions and governmental investigations arising out of the issuance and trading of securities, commodities or currency trading, interbank communications regarding interest rates or benchmarks, and other practices in connection with lending activities, trust administration and investment advisory services. She also litigates complex commercial disputes, including disputes over technology, contract performance and corporate governance.
In addition, Ms. Shane has extensive constitutional litigation experience, including landmark cases involving civil rights.
Ms. Shane is admitted to practice in New York state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2006, Ms. Shane was commended in an opinion handed down by the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York relating to a prolonged pro bono case, Ingles v. Toro, et al., which resulted in an overhaul of use of force policies and practices at Rikers Island.
Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent leaders specializing in securities litigation.
"A wonderful opportunity to spend productive time with an incredible group of attorneys in the securities litigation practice. The thoughts and ideas shared in the unique environment were incredibly valuable."Michael G. Bongiorno Partner & Co-Chair, Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
"The Forum stood out from other conferences because it attracted the top minds in the field and facilitated open and interesting dialogue on key topics we face as securities litigators."Matthew Popowsky Executive Director and Counsel UBS Group AG
"The Forum was excellent. It broadened my perspective. The format was very interactive. The one thing I would say distinguishes the Forum from other conferences is hearing diverse perspectives."Penny Shane Partner Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
The Forum on Securities Litigation has been postponed to March 7 – 9, 2021. For further details, please see Our COVID-19 Guarantee.