David Kistenbroker and Joni Jacobsen

David Kistenbroker is Global Co-Leader of the white collar and securities litigation practice of Dechert LLP and Managing Partner of the firm’s Chicago office. He represents publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class actions, SEC investigations, internal investigations and corporate governance disputes. He is recognized annually by peers and clients across the country as a leading trial lawyer. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners (2008-2019) and is currently listed in their top tier – Band 1 – for Illinois Securities Litigation. He has also been consistently recognized by Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer,” Lawdragon as among the top 500 leading lawyers in America and the National Association of Corporate Director’s Directorship 100 list. David frequently writes and lectures on the topics of securities litigation, directors’ and officers’ insurance matters and corporate governance. He served as co-chair of the Practising Law Institute Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute.

Joni Jacobsen, a partner at Dechert LLP, defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers when they become entangled in securities class-action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations and corporate governance disputes. Ranked in The Legal 500 (U.S.) in four categories, Ms. Jacobsen was named among the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2017 and has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list every year since 2013. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, her alma mater, where she teaches a seminar in Strategic Considerations in Securities Litigation.

Angela Liu is a partner in Dechert LLP’s litigation practice group, where she focuses on the defense of publicly traded companies and their directors and officers in securities class-action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations, merger litigation, corporate governance disputes and other complex commercial litigation.

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Despite being headquartered outside the U.S. or having a minimal connection with the U.S., non-U.S. issuers are increasingly becoming targets in securities class actions filed in the U.S. Dechert LLP’s David Kistenbroker, Joni Jacobsen and Angela Liu explain. with co-author Angela M. Liu As companies expand globally and securities markets become increasingly interconnected, non-U.S. public companies must continue to prepare for substantial...

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