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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2013

Pacific McGeorge’s Annual Global Symposium, held on March 1, 2013, featured leading experts delving into transnational securities and regulatory litigation issues that arose in the aftermath of Morrison v. National Australia Bank. Franklin Gevurtz, distinguished professor of law and co-director of the Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development, organized and directed the symposium. After opening remarks by Dean Francis J. Mootz III, Gevurtz led off the conference with a presentation titled “The Aftermath of Morrison: Issues Presented.” The first panel took a comparative look at global collective actions in the aftermath of Morrison. Presenters were Richard Buxbaum, UC Berkeley School of Law; Marc Steinberg, SMU Dedman School of Law; and Winifred H.A.M. van den Muijsenbergh, senior partner at Loyens & Loeff, Netherlands, and Pacific McGeorge International Board of Advisors chair. Distinguished Professor Brian Landsberg moderated a panel discussion about extraterritoriality of U.S. laws after Morrison. Presenters were Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; William Dodge, UC Hastings College of the Law; and Kenneth Gallant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. Professor Paul Paton introduced and moderated the final panel of the symposium, which examined transnational securities enforcement after Morrison. Presenters were Katherine Florey, UC Davis School of Law, and Marco Ventoruzzo, Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Boccini University in Milan, Italy, and director of the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg. The Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development organized the symposium as the first of a two-part, two-location examination of these issues from both a U.S. and a European perspective undertaken in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law. The second session, on March 25, organized by and held at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, focused on European developments dealing with cross-border collective actions. A New Look at Cross-Border Coll ective Actions Global Center for Business & Development Annual Symposium Examines Transnational Securities and Regulatory Litigation Top: Distinguished Professor Franklin Gevurtz speaks to crowd. Above: Pacific McGeorge International Board of Advisors held its annual meeting on Feb. 28, 2013. In attendance were (from left) Maurizio Maiano, Hansjuergen Schnur, Francis J. Mootz III, Joseph Smallhoover, Chris Delfino, Keith Pershall, Carol Mates, Frank Wang, Richard Goldstone, Lloyd DeVos, Kate Baragona, Claude Rohwer and Winfried van den Muijsenbergh. 10 summer 20 1 3 s t e v e y e at e r Areas of Excellence


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Summer 2013
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