Jan Messerschmidt to Moderate Panel on Economics and Securities Laws

DC Bar

April 29, 2024

Jan Messerschmidt, an associate in our Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice and vice chair of DC Bar’s Retail Investor Protection Subcommittee, will moderate a DC Bar panel on Economics and Securities Law on April 29 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Economics and economists play a uniquely important role in securities litigation, enforcement, and regulation. From regulatory investigations to settlement negotiations to trial testimony, financial and economic experts help to assess the economic materiality of information, estimate damages, and apply financial economics to a multitude of cases in corporate and securities litigation.

Panelists will discuss ways in which economic analysis interacts with securities law, perspectives from the plaintiff-side versus defense-side, and updates on the current government regulatory environment, recent enforcement developments, and securities litigation trends.

Pre-registration for this program is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend. Non-members will need to create a profile to register and access the content.


  • Jan Messerschmidt, Associate, Securities Litigation & Investor Protection, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC


  • Matthew Cain, Senior Fellow, Berkeley Law School, University of California 
  • Alex Russell, Managing Director, White Collar, Regulatory & Internal Investigations, Bates Group 
  • Carmen Taveras, Assistant Director, Office of Litigation Economics, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission  

Learn more and register at the DC Bar.