Litigation: China’s latest export—Securities litigation

Reports indicate a dramatic rise in securities suits filed against Chinese-domiciled firms.

Earlier this summer, at a roundtable forum of securities litigators, one topic was raised time and again—the dramatic rise in securities litigation involving Chinese-domiciled companies.

Anecdotally, American litigators explained that their caseload has increasingly been dominated by securities cases involving companies domiciled in China. A July 26 study by NERA Economic Consulting, “Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2011 Mid-Year Review,” substantiated this anecdotal evidence. It shows an explosion of securities litigation in the U.S. involving companies domiciled in China.


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Jamie Fleckner

Jamie Fleckner is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department and heads the firm’s ERISA Litigation Practice. He can be reached at

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