Jenner & Block

“Subprime Summit,” DC Bar, Washington, DC

Jenner & Block Partners Larry P. Ellsworth and Matthew L. Jacobs will participate in a District of Columbia Bar program titled, “Subprime Summit,” to be held April 28 at the DC Bar Conference Center in Washington, DC.

The program will include an overview of the subprime crisis, including its origins and effects, an update on regulatory developments, and a review of related litigation.  Speakers will include key regulators from the SEC, FINRA, DOJ and OCC, as well as experienced attorneys who will explain actions and tactics from the perspectives of loan originators, securitizers, insurers and institutional investors.

Mr. Ellsworth, a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Corporate, White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling, and Securities Practices, will moderate the panels of regulators and of litigators. 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.

Mr. Jacobs, a member of the Firm’s Insurance Litigation and Counseling and Reinsurance Practices, is one of the litigation panelists. He is responsible for complex, multi-party insurance coverage litigation matters in state and federal courts, and he regularly advises corporations on the availability of insurance coverage for a wide variety of claims, including those related to directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, mortgage lending practices, mold and water damage, business interruption losses, product liability, mutual fund late-trading and market timing lawsuits and regulatory investigations and environmental matters.  Mr. Jacobs has written extensively on issues of insurance coverage for D&O liabilities and related matters, and has spoken at over 50 conferences both domestically and internationally in the past 15 years on various insurance coverage issues.

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