Event Details


Global | May 26, 2021

As the global economy begins to emerge from COVID-19, the cross-border regulatory and litigation landscape remains challenging for public companies, financial institutions and insurers. A new US administration, a SPAC-fueled surge in public company transactions and lingering effects of the pandemic pose significant challenges for public companies, particularly those with securities listed in multiple jurisdictions, their officers, directors and insurers. 

Join Norton Rose Fulbright's global regulation and investigations team and securities litigators for a discussion about recent trends and anticipated challenges in relation to regulatory investigations and litigation to help you better navigate and proactively mitigate major cross-border litigation and enforcement risks.

Trends in regulatory investigations and enforcement 

  • What to expect from the Biden Administration
  • Current initiatives in Canadian securities regulation and enforcement
  • ESG disclosure requirements and best practices
  • Regulatory perspectives on the SPAC boom
  • Enforcement risk from cybersecurity lapses
  • Financial reporting and internal controls
  • Specific enforcement risks for financial institutions
  • In-house perspective

Securities litigation trends 

  • Securities litigation filing trends in the US and Canada 
  • Key 2020–21 court decisions in both jurisdictions
  • Litigation risks in SPAC and de-SPAC transactions
  • Trends and key issues in merger and proxy disclosure litigation
  • How to reduce risks of event-driven and director-oversight suits
  • The latest on venue selection clauses and state court securities litigation
  • Looking forward: Climate change impacts


11:30 am – 12:20 pm ET | Trends in regulatory investigations and enforcement

12:20 – 12:25 pm ET | Break

12:25 – 1:15 pm ET | Securities litigation trends


Kevin Harnisch, US Head of Regulation, Investigations, Securities and Compliance, Washington DC, Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright speakers

Celia Cohen, Partner, New York

Linda Fuerst, Senior Partner, Toronto

Katie Stephen, Co-Head of the Contentious Financial Services Group, London

Peter Stokes, Partner, Austin

Continuing education information

This program is eligible for 2.0 hours of professional practice CLE credit in New York, 2.0 hours of participatory CLE credit in California and 2.0 hours of general CLE credit in Texas.

Closed captions

As part of our commitment to accessibility, we are pleased to provide closed captions as part of our webinar.


Head of White Collar Defense and Investigations, United States
Co-Head of the Contentious Financial Services Group, London