Trends in Forum Selection Provisions, Merger Objection Class Actions and SPACs Continue To Shape Securities Litigation

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Virginia F. Milstead William J. O'Brien III

Partner Virginia Milstead and counsel William O’Brien look back at securities litigation in 2022. The authors discuss how state courts’ willingness to enforce federal forum provisions governing Securities Act claims and a tactical shift by plaintiffs’ firms toward bringing individual merger objection suits have altered securities class action filing trends.