CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced that Bruce G. Vanyo, chair of the Firm’s National Securities Litigation Practice, will be featured as a guest speaker on timely securities litigation issues at a high-profile conference.

  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute 2006, September 11-12, 2006, San Francisco – Presented by the Practising Law Institute, this conference will feature a faculty of leading practitioners, SEC officials, federal prosecutors and judges that will discuss the latest securities case law, enforcement initiatives, emerging trends and breaking developments in defending securities class actions.

    Mr. Vanyo will serve as a panelist in a session on defending securities class actions. Topics that he will discuss include pleading motions; the handling of confidential witnesses; dealing with the problem on multiple fronts; preparing for trial, including Limine motions, Daubert motions and other pre-trial proceedings; and issues surrounding AOL/Time Warner.

Bruce G. Vanyo

Mr. Vanyo has practiced in the area of securities litigation for more than 30 years and has defended more than 200 major securities cases in 20 states. His practice includes the defense of securities class actions, defense of derivative litigation, representation before the SEC and representation of board committees in conducting internal investigations. Mr. Vanyo also provides counseling in corporate governance matters.

Although many of Mr. Vanyo’s clients have been technology companies, he has also served clients from such diverse industries as life sciences, airlines, motion pictures, banking, and insurance. His clients have included: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Dell Computer Corporation, The Boeing Company, Fluor Corporation, America West Airlines, Amdocs Limited, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

Mr. Vanyo has been highly successful in winning cases. In the last five years, he has achieved complete victory in 21 cases, including seven appellate victories in five different federal courts of appeal. Over his career, he has pioneered much of the securities law that has been favorable to defendants. In recognition of his experience in this area, he was asked by the technology industry to help lead its effort to accomplish securities litigation reform and, subsequently, by Congress to draft the pleading and safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Mr. Vanyo is available for interviews on all of the above topics, as well as on other issues related to securities litigation, including stock options backdating.

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