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Jenner & Block Partner Larry P. Ellsworth will speak at an American Law Institute-American Bar Association program titled, “The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: From A to Z,” to be held September 18-19 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
The program will include a full-scale assessment of the legal fallout of the subprime mortgage crisis now that our experience has matured to a point where more definitive and useful guidance can be provided. Leading practitioners, as well as key state and Federal regulators, will examine the causes of the subprime meltdown, the legal turmoil that has arisen, and how the legal landscape has and is being changed.
More specifically, Mr. Ellsworth on September 19th will address “Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits Brought by Investors,” including lawsuits against lenders, servicers, purchasers, and investment banking firms, and whether the rating agencies can be held responsible for injury to local communities.
Mr. Ellsworth is a a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Corporate, White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling, and Securities Practices. Prior to joining the Firm, he was Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the SEC. He is presently defending some of the largest companies in the United States in confidential securities investigations, as well as in private class actions, and derivative actions. Mr. Ellsworth is Chair of the DC Bar’s Broker Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement Committee and a member of the Steering Committee for the Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section.
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