Sunday, September 26, 2010

Securities Docket (finance)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle

MY RECOMMENDATION: YES, with reservations

AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Securities Docket, by Bruce Carton


BLOG DESCRIPTION: Securities Docket, the Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement Report, is the industry’s most comprehensive and timely source of news, commentary and data. Continuously updated throughout the day, Securities Docket is the only publication that delivers important news and developments concerning securities class actions, enforcement and white-collar matters as they occur – not days or weeks later. Lawyers, institutional investors, executives, accountants, consultants and professionals throughout the securities litigation industry rely on Securities Docket as their “one-stop” way to quickly and easily stay informed.

MY REVIEW: This is one of those blogs that I'm not really qualified to review, in one sense. This blog is for people who have millions of bucks to play with. And of course, it's about litigation - so only lawyers will really be able to benefit from this. On the other hand, it is pretty interesting to read the entries, to see how incestuous this litigation industry is...people go from one firm to another to another, and sometimes you think that the money they're talking about is play money - it certainly seems to be.

And it's also interesting to see what kinds of things are being litigated - if you invest major money in stocks, I think you'll find this blog of interest.

The blog is based out of England, but it does cover world-wide litigation, so US folks will be interested in it.

The only caveat is that you might find it better to go straight to the website. The blog does use links a lot. They'll give a few paragraphs saying some litigator has joined this firm or that firm, and then provide a link to the press release. Weekend news is strictly links to the web.

Nevertheless, check it out with your two week free subscription option, to see what you think.

--William Freeman Joins Jones Day in Silicon Valley
--Securities litigator joins Jones Day from Cooley.
--Paul Enzinna Joins Brown Rudnick in Washington, DC
--White-collar litigator joins Brown Rudnick from Baker Botts.
--Lisa Noller Joins Foley & Lardner in Chicago


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