Wendy Gerwick Couture

University of Idaho College of Law

James E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law

501 W. Front St.

Boise, ID 83702-7232

United States

http://www.uidaho.edu/law/people/faculty/wgcouture

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

White Collar Crime's Gray Area: The Anomaly of Criminalizing Conduct Not Civilly Actionable

Albany Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 409 (135,018)

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white collar crime, civil-criminal divide, securities regulation

2.

Securities Regulation of Alternative Litigation Finance

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 42, p. 5, 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2014
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 400 (138,568)

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Securities Regulation, Alternative Litigation Finance, Litigation Funding, Investment Contract, Howey

3.

Prosecuting Securities Fraud Under Section 17(a)(2)

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 50, p. 669, 2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2019
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 343 (164,299)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Securities Fraud, White Collar Crime

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The PSLRA Discovery Stay Meets Complex Litigation: Five Questions Answered

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 42, p. 243, 2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2014
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 323 (175,149)

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Securities Litigation, PSLRA, Discovery Stay, Complex Litigation, Civil Procedure

5.

Criminal Securities Fraud and the Lower Materiality Standard

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 41, p. 77, 2013.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 21 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2013
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 268 (212,500)

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White Collar Crime, Securities Fraud, Insider Trading, Materiality

6.

Top Ten Issues in De-SPAC Securities Litigation

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Mar 2022
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 236 (240,949)

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securities litigation, special purpose acquisition companies, SPACs, securities fraud

7.

False Statements of Belief as Securities Fraud

Securities Regulation Law Review, Vol. 43, p. 351, 2015
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2016
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 235 (242,930)

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Securities Fraud, Opinions, Omnicare

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Around the World of Securities Fraud in 80 Motions to Dismiss

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 45, p. 553, 2014
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2014
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 222 (256,461)

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Securities Fraud, Motions to Dismiss, Class Actions, PSLRA, Scienter, Materiality, Puffery

9.

Slack v. Pirani: Brief for Amici Curiae Law and Business Professors in Support of Respondent

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 4391777, The Wharton School Research Paper
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2023
Columbia Law School, Columbia Law School, Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, Duke University School of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, Columbia University - Law School, Columbia Law School, University of North Carolina School of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington University in St Louis, School of Law, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Boston University School of Law, Cornell Law School and George Washington University Law School
Downloads 165 (333,363)

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securities law, direct listings, Section 11, tracing, FINRA, investor protection

10.

The Collision Between the UCC and the Securities Act: Foreclosure Sales of Unregistered Securities

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jul 2022
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 159 (344,003)

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securities regulation, secured transactions, exemptions from registration, commercially reasonable foreclosure sale, public foreclosure sale

11.

Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 17, p. 453, 2015
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2015
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 151 (359,128)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Fraud, Materiality, Circularity, Self-Fufilling Prophecy, Rule of Law

12.

Price Fraud

Baylor Law Review, Vol. 63, p. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 31 Mar 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 149 (362,979)

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Securities Fraud, Securities Pricing, Financial Crisis, Bubble

13.

The Collision Between the First Amendment and Securities Fraud

Alabama Law Review, Vol. 65, p. 903, 2014
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 07 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2014
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 143 (375,179)

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securities regulation, securities litigation, securities fraud, First Amendment, defamation

14.

Opinions Actionable as Securities Fraud

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 73, p. 381, 2013
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 20 May 2012 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2013
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 141 (379,372)

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Securities Fraud, Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Opinions, Defamation

15.

Cyan, Reverse-Erie, and the PSLRA Discovery Stay in State Court

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 47, p. 21, 2019
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 29 May 2019
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 137 (387,931)

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Securities Litigation, PSLRA, Discovery Stay, Preemption, Reverse-Erie

16.

Answering Halliburton II's Unanswered Question: Burdens of Production and Persuasion on Price Impact at Class Certification

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 43, p. 167, 2015
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2015
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 119 (432,035)

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Securities Litigation, Class Actions, Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption of Reliance, Price Impact, Halliburton, Wal-Mart, Federal Rule of Evidence 301, McDonnell Douglas

17.

Mixed Statements: The Safe Harbor's Rocky Shore

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 39, p. 257, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 116 (440,366)

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securities litigation, forward-looking statements, safe harbor, Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

18.

The Securities Acts' Treatment of Notes Maturing in Less than Nine Months: A Solution to the Enigma

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 31, p. 496, 2003
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 116 (440,366)

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Security, Registration, Note, Commercial Paper, Family Resemblance Test

19.

Citing Counsel's Opinion About the Merits of Legal Proceedings in SEC Filings

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 46, p. 117, 2018
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Sep 2018
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 111 (455,154)

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Securities Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Disclosure, Legal Proceedings, Securities Fraud

20.

The End of the Vexatiousness Rationale

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 41, p. 301, 2013.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2014
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 108 (464,172)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Policy, Class Actions, Fraud-on-the-Market Presumption of Reliance

21.

The Evolutionary Biology of Fungi and Fraud

John Marshall Law Journal, Vol. V, p.85, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 May 2011 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture and B. Clifford Gerwick
University of Idaho College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 101 (486,710)

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mail fraud, wire fraud, white collar crime, legislation

22.

RICO 2.0: State RICO Statutes in Opt-Out Securities Litigation

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 44, p. 51, 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 90 (524,498)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Racketeering, RICO, Opt-Out Litigation

23.

The Falsity-Scienter Inference

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 40, p. 303, 2012
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 03 Sep 2012
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 90 (524,498)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Scienter, Falsity, Pleading

24.

Optimal Issuer Disclosure of Opinions

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 86, p.587, 2018
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 18 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2019
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 88 (531,897)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Disclosure, Omnicare

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Securities Regulation as Gap-Filler: The Example of Hydraulic Fracturing

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 41, p. 207, 2013.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2013
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 88 (531,897)

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Securities Regulation, Disclosure, Proxy Access, Regulation, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas

26.

Professor Alan R. Bromberg and the Scholarly Role of the Treatise

SMU Law Review, Vol. 68, p. 703, 2015
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2016
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 82 (555,243)

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Securities Fraud, Legal Scholarship, Role of Treatises

27.

Rest in Peace, Rule 505

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 45, p. 133, 2017
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2017
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 79 (567,586)

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Securities Regulation, Regulation D, SEC, Exemptions from Registration

28.

The Risk of Regulatory Arbitrage: A Response to Securities Regulation in Virtual Space

74 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 234 (2018)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Feb 2018
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 69 (612,043)

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securities regulation, investment contract, howey, context clause, weaver

29.

Principles for State Prosecution of Securities Crime in a Dual-Regulatory, Multi-Enforcer Regime

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2019
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 68 (616,709)

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Securities regulation, white collar crime

30.

The Bank Bailout: A License for Sovereign Securities Fraud

Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2009
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 68 (616,709)

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Securities, Insider Trading, Bank Bailout

31.

Conley v. Gibson’s ‘No Set of Facts’ Test: Neither Cancer Nor Cure

Penn State Law Review – Penn Statim, Vol. 114, p. 19, 2010
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 66 (626,465)

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Pleading, Factual Sufficiency, Legal Sufficiency, Twombly, Iqbal, Conley

32.

Texas Gulf Sulphur: A Case Study on Responding to Market Rumors

SMU Law Review, Vol. 71, p. 675, 2018
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2018
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 65 (631,414)

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Texas Gulf Sulphur, Securities Regulation, Market Rumors, Disclosure

33.

Class Action Tolling, Federal Common Law, and Securities Statutes of Repose: A Recommendation

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 45, p. 525, 2015
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2015
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 62 (646,794)

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Securities Class Actions, Statutes of Repose, Class Action Tolling, American Pipe, IndyMac

34.

Shapeshifting Securities

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 48, p. 320, 2020
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Jan 2021
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 61 (652,007)

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Securities, Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, Investment Contracts

35.

Loud Rules

Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 34, p. 715, 2007
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Mar 2011
Wendy Gerwick Couture and David Coale
University of Idaho College of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 58 (668,190)

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Holding, Dicta, Sanctions, Inherent Power

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Data Set Appendix: Around the World of Securities Fraud in 80 Motions to Dismiss

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 03 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2014
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 53 (696,538)

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Securities Fraud, Motions to Dismiss, Class Actions, PSLRA, Scienter, Materiality

37.

Price Impact Possibilities

Securities Regulation Law Journal, Vol. 44, p. 255, 2016
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 17 May 2017
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 52 (702,580)

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Securities Fraud, Reliance, Fraud-on-the-Market, Price Impact, Basic, Halliburton

38.

Apples & Oranges: Scienter & Rule 10b5-1 Plans

Securities Regulation Law Journal, 2023, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Jun 2023
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 45 (747,330)

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securities fraud, scienter, insider trading, 10b5-1

39.

Preview of Oral Argument in Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani

American Bar Association, PREVIEW of United States Supreme Court Cases, Issue No. 7, Vol. 50, April 17, 2023.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Apr 2023
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 38 (797,375)

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Securities Act, Statutory Standing, Securities Litigation

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A Glass-Half-Empty Approach to Securities Regulation

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 76, p. 360, 2017
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 May 2017
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 38 (797,375)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Registration, Exemptions, Disclosure

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Preview of Oral Argument in Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. v. Moab Partners, L.P.

American Bar Association, PREVIEW of United States Supreme Court Cases, Issue No. __, Vol. ___, forthcoming 2024.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Jan 2024
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 35 (820,520)

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Securities Exchange Act, Securities Fraud, Securities Litigation, Mandatory Disclosures, Management Discussion and Analysis

42.

Strategically Restated Defaults

forthcoming 16 William & Mary Business Law Review
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Mar 2024
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 32 (845,045)

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Default Rules, Business Statutes, Commercial Statutes, Private Ordering

43.

Data Set Appendix: Optimal Issuer Disclosure of Opinions

in Optimal Issuer Disclosure of Opinions, __ U. CIN. L. REV. __ (2018 Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 855 Posted: 23 Jan 2018
Wendy Gerwick Couture
University of Idaho College of Law
Downloads 29 (870,621)

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Securities Regulation, Securities Litigation, Disclosure, Omnicare