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June 28, 2017
Jayme J. Herschkopf

This pocket guide is designed to offer judges an introduction to the law and practice of securities litigation. It provides an overview of the types of legal and practical issues judges may confront in litigation arising under the securities laws, and, where possible, offers suggestions. This guide also identifies the areas of securities law most prone to circuit splits or frequent change, so that judges know where to be particularly vigilant about looking at up-to-date case law and legislation.

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January 1, 2009

For convenience the Guide's exhibits are assembled here as a single downloadable file. To access the exhibits individually, or to download or order a hard copy of the Guide itself, follow the source link below.

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January 1, 2004
Judicial Conference of the United States, Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System

The purpose of the conference, held in Washington, D.C. January 30-February 1, 2003, was to identify the factors that influence the selection of venue for Chapter 11 cases of large companies irrespective of the statute; evaluate the effect of venue choice on parties-in-interest and the courts; and determine whether legislation or judicial action related to venue was necessary and appropriate.

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January 1, 1997
Gordon Bermant, Arlene Jorgensen Hillestad, Aaron Kerry

A report that responds to a request by the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System for empirical information and analysis on whether the bankruptcy case venue statutes and procedural rule should be amended. The report presents the results of a 1996 survey of federal bankruptcy judges about Chapter 11 venue and judges' views of a proposal to amend 28 U.S.C.

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