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SEC Charges Healthcare Tech Company and CEO with Massive Fraud

For as long as "Silicon Valley" has been part of the popular vernacular, investors have always been willing to invest in that sector based on faith and the promise of what a new technology can bring. As the SEC's recent charges against Theranos Inc. and its former CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, show, promise can only get you so far and there is no substitute for healthy skepticism and detailed due diligence.

The Currency of Capitalism with a Social Conscience

When the masters of the universe gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, the topic of conversation was Larry's letter. The week before the Forum – on January 16, 2018 – Larry Fink, founder and chief executive of the $6.3 trillion asset manager BlackRock, circulated a letter to CEOs of the largest public companies across the globe requesting that they to commit to sustainable growth. Mr. Fink was not merely requesting a pledge to financial growth; rather, he was asking companies to articulate long-term plans to contribute to the betterment of society.

Supreme Court Limits Financial Whistleblower Protections Only To Individuals Who Report Violations Directly To The SEC

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision holding that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act do not extend to employees who report suspected securities law violations solely to their employer and not the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Supreme Court’s Docket Blooms with Diverse Securities Cases this Spring

The Supreme Court is poised to tackle a variety of securities matters that range from technical issues involving state court jurisdiction and statutes of limitation, to substantive topics such as whistleblower protections and the status of Securities and Exchange Commission administrative judges.

Orenstein Promoted To Partner

Berman Tabacco is pleased to announce that Nathaniel Orenstein has been promoted to the position of partner. The promotion recognizes the important contributions Nathaniel has made to the firm's success in prosecuting complex securities and antitrust cases.

Berman Tabacco In The News

Berman Tabacco Prominently Represented on The Top 100 U.S. Class Action Settlements of All Time

Securities Class Action Services (SCAS) recently published its annual report, The Top 100 U.S. Class Action Settlements of All Time. Berman Tabacco is among those firms with the most cases on the list of largest securities class actions settlements since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA).

Berman Tabacco Helps Secure Key Ruling In Delaware Books And Records Case

Berman Tabacco, as co-lead counsel for Amalgamated Bank, secured a key ruling in its fight for documents concerning whether UnitedHealth overbilled Medicare by millions of dollars over a 12-year period.

Heffelfinger Elevated to Executive Committee of Legal Aid at Work

Partner Christopher Heffelfinger was elevated from member of the general board of directors to the Executive Committee for Legal Aid at Work (formerly, the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center).

McGrath Confirmed as Treasurer of Federal Bar Association For Northern District of California

Berman Tabacco is pleased to announce that San Francisco attorney Sarah Khorasanee McGrath has been confirmed as the Treasurer for the Federal Bar Association, Northern District of California.

Kathy Becker Named BASF Paralegal of the Year

Berman Tabacco is delighted to announce the Bar Association of San Francisco named Senior Paralegal Kathy Becker Paralegal of the Year.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Corporate Disputes
"Delaware Corporations Turn to Bylaws, Again, to Discourage Lawsuits" by Norman Berman and Nathaniel Orenstein

Corporate Disputes
"US Supreme Court to Decide Whether Investors Must Take Individual Actions to Preserve Securities Act Claims" by Nicole Lavallee and Jay Eng

The TexPERS Pension Observer
"Supreme Court Hands Investors Victory in Amgen Class Action" by Nicole Lavallee