Adam C. Pritchard

University of Michigan Law School

Professor

625 South State Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

45

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Self-Regulation and Securities Markets

Regulation, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Jul 2002
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 1,389 (9,384)
Citation 8

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Behavioral Economics and the SEC

Michigan Law Econ. Paper No. 03-002;Georgetown Law Econ. Paper No. 389560;UC Berkeley Public Law Paper No. 115;CLEO Research Paper No. C03-6
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 09 Feb 2004
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 1,340 (10,049)
Citation 13

Abstract:

behavioral economics, securities regulation

Behavioral Economics and the SEC

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 56, p. 1, 2003
Posted: 21 Mar 2003
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School

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Too Busy to Mind the Business? Monitoring by Directors with Multiple Board Appointments

University of Michigan Law School, Working Paper No. 99-013; CORI Working Paper No. 2001-02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 1999
Adam C. Pritchard, Stephen P. Ferris and Murali Jagannathan
University of Michigan Law School, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton
Downloads 1,084 (14,059)
Citation 174

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Too Busy to Mind the Business? Monitoring by Directors with Multiple Board Appointments

Journal of Finance, Vol. 58, p. 1087, 2003
Posted: 18 Jun 2002
Adam C. Pritchard, Stephen P. Ferris and Murali Jagannathan
University of Michigan Law School, University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance and State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton

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In re Silicon Graphics Securities Litigation: Shareholder Wealth Effects of the Interpretation of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act?s Pleading Standard

University of Michigan Law School, Law and Economics Working Paper No. 99-018
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Dec 1999
Marilyn F. Johnson, Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 1,002 (15,928)
Citation 20

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Litigation Risk and Voluntary Disclosure: The Use of Meaningful Cautionary Language

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Jul 2007
Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 923 (14,331)
Citation 14

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Voluntary disclosure, litigation risk, safe harbor, forward-looking information

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What Counts as Fraud? An Empirical Study of Motions to Dismiss Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

University of Iowa College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2010
Adam C. Pritchard and Hillary A. Sale
University of Michigan Law School and Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law
Downloads 779 (22,616)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Securities litigation, accounting fraud, insider trading

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Do the Merits Matter More? Class Actions Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 02-011; Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 249
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 08 Nov 2002
Marilyn F. Johnson, Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 729 (24,892)
Citation 16

Abstract:

Securities litigation, litigation risk, accounting fraud, insider trading

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Stock Price Reactions to Securities Fraud Class Actions Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 01-009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Oct 2001
Adam C. Pritchard and Stephen P. Ferris
University of Michigan Law School and University of Missouri at Columbia - Department of Finance
Downloads 718 (24,018)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Securities fraud, litigation, corporate fraud

SEC Investigations and Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Comparison

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-022, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-38
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2015
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 523 (39,908)
Citation 1

Abstract:

fraud, SEC Enforcement, securities class actions

SEC Investigations and Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Comparison

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 27-49, 2016
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Feb 2016
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 1 (549,838)
Citation 1

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10.

Self-Regulation and Securites Markets

Regulation, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 32-39, Spring 2003
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Feb 2004
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 504 (39,398)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Securities exchange, markets, investors, government regulation, self regulation, financial markets, firm regulation, law, finance

Carrot or Stick? The Shift from Voluntary to Mandatory Disclosure of Risk Factors

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-013
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2015
Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 482 (44,277)

Abstract:

risk factors, disclosure regulation, litigation risk, information content

Carrot or Stick? The Shift from Voluntary to Mandatory Disclosure of Risk Factors

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 266-297, 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 12 May 2016
Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
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Do Institutions Matter? The Impact of the Lead Plaintiff Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 83, p. 869, 2005, NYU, Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-08
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 475 (44,126)
Citation 10

Abstract:

securities regulations, class actions, procedure, lead plaintiff, pslra

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Tender Offers by Controlling Shareholders: The Specter of Coercion and Fair Price

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 07 Jan 2004
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 470 (44,720)
Citation 6

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Attorneys as Arbitrators

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2010): 109-57, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-18, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 09-001
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 440 (48,101)
Citation 2

Abstract:

attorneys, procedure, litigation, arbitration, securities regulation, investors, brokers, brokerage firms

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Should Issuers be on the Hook for Laddering? An Empirical Analysis of the IPO Market Manipulation Litigation

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Apr 2004
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 432 (49,986)
Citation 2

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Should Congress Repeal Securities Class Action Reform?

Michigan Law and Economics Research Paper No. 03-003; Georgetown Law and Economics Research Paper No. 389561
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Mar 2003
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 432 (50,411)
Citation 2

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Scandal Enforcement at the SEC: The Arc of the Option Backdating Investigations

U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 11-009, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 11-20
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2013
Stephen J. Choi, Adam C. Pritchard and Anat Carmy Wiechman
New York University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 294 (80,048)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Option Backdating, SEC Enforcement

Scandal Enforcement at the SEC: Salience and the Arc of the Option Backdating Investigations

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2012
Stephen J. Choi, Adam C. Pritchard and Anat Carmy Wiechman
New York University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 58 (295,659)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Option backdating, SEC enforcement

Scandal Enforcement at the SEC: Salience and the Arc of the Option Backdating Investigations

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 15 May 2012
Stephen J. Choi, Adam C. Pritchard and Anat Carmy Wiechman
New York University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and New York University (NYU)
Downloads 56 (300,894)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Option backdating, SEC enforcement

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The Regulation of Public Auditing in Canada and the United States: Self-Regulation or Government Regulation?

Fraser Institute Digital Publication, pp. 1-43, 2006
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Oct 2009
Adam C. Pritchard and Poonam Puri
University of Michigan Law School and York University - Osgoode Law School
Downloads 365 (56,985)

Abstract:

Auditors, Public Auditing in Canada, CPAB, PCAOB, accuracy of financial statements

19.

The Irrational Auditor and Irrational Liability

Lewis & Clark Law Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2006): 19-55, Michigan Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-015
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 357 (63,140)
Citation 1

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Do the Merits Matter More? The Impact of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Forthcoming, Michigan Legal Studies Research Paper No. 02-011
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 14 Feb 2006
Adam C. Pritchard, Karen K. Nelson and Marilyn F. Johnson
University of Michigan Law School, Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems
Downloads 355 (64,380)
Citation 37

Abstract:

securities litigation, litigation risk, accounting fraud, insider trading

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The Screening Effect of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies,Vol. 6, No. 1 (2009): 35-68, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 07-008
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Stephen J. Choi, Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law, Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 337 (64,583)
Citation 17

Abstract:

Stockholder litigation, accounting restatements, earnings forecasts, insider trading

Securities Class Actions Move North: A Doctrinal and Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Actions in Canada

U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 09-009, Alberta Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 May 2009 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2009
Adam C. Pritchard and Janis P. Sarra
University of Michigan Law School and University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law
Downloads 208 (115,429)
Citation 1

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Ontario Securities Act, Supreme Court of Canada, director and officer insurance

Securities Class Actions Move North: A Doctrinal and Empirical Analysis of Securities Class Actions in Canada

Alberta Law Review, Vol. 47, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Jul 2011
Janis P. Sarra and Adam C. Pritchard
University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 119 (187,839)
Citation 1

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Canada, Securities law, Class actions, Comparative law, Director liability, Director & Officer Insurance

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Citation 1

The Price of Pay to Play in Securities Class Actions

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, vol. 8, no. 4, (2011): 650-81 , 5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper, U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 09-025
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Stephen J. Choi, Drew T. Johnson-Skinner and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 318 (73,317)
Citation 1

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securities class action, attorney fees, plaintiffs' attorneys, pension funds

Markets as Monitors: A Proposal to Replace Class Actions with Exchanges as Securities Fraud Enforcers

University of Michigan Law School, Working Paper No. 99-006
Number of pages: 98 Posted: 23 Feb 1999
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 319 (73,059)
Citation 13

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Markets as Monitors: A Proposal to Replace Class Actions with Exchanges as Securities Fraud Enforcers

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, Pp. 925-1020, 1999
Posted: 31 Aug 2000
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School

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Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.: The Political Economy of Securities Class Action Reform

Cato Supreme Court Review, 2008, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 08-010
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Jul 2008
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 310 (69,603)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Stoneridge, class action reform

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The Influence of Arbitrator Background and Representation on Arbitration Outcomes

Virginia Law & Business Review, Vol. 9, P. 43, 2014, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 285, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-17, U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-35
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Stephen J. Choi, Jill E. Fisch and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School - Institute for Law and Economics and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 294 (67,480)

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Securities Law and the New Deal Justices

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 95, 2009, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 08-014
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 20 Sep 2008
Adam C. Pritchard and Robert B. Thompson
University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown University Law Center
Downloads 251 (90,336)

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Securities Act, New Deal justices, bankruptcy reorganization

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Facebook, The JOBS Act, and Abolishing IPOs

Regulation, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2012, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-020, U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 293
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2014
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 215 (102,016)

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capital markets, initial public offereings, IPOs, private markets, accredited investor market, two-tier market system

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Revisiting 'Truth in Securities Revisited': Abolishing IPOs and Harnessing Private Markets in the Public Good

U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2012
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 215 (105,203)

Abstract:

Public offerings

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Do Delaware CEOs Get Fired?

U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 08-024
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2016
Murali Jagannathan and Adam C. Pritchard
State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 215 (103,348)

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Corporate governance, charter competition, CEO turnover

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London as Delaware?

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 2 (2009): 473-500, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 09-008
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 143 (162,317)

Abstract:

London Stock Exchange, corporate law, SEC disclosure

London as Delaware?

Regulation, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 22-28, Fall 2009
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 12 Oct 2009
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 67 (273,908)

Abstract:

Delaware General Corporation Law, Model Business Corporation Act, Issuer Choice, Anti-takeover Provisions, Anti-takeover statutes, bedrock principle, Sarbanes-Oxley Act

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The Supreme Court’s Impact on Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment of Tellabs

Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 2011, U of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 09-016, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-34
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 206 (109,500)
Citation 4

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Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), Tellabs, Inc., Supreme Court

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Do the Merits Matter More After Securities Litigation Reform? Evidence from Restatements, Earnings Forecasts, and Insider Trading

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Sep 2004
Marilyn F. Johnson, Karen K. Nelson and Adam C. Pritchard
Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems, Texas Christian University - Department of Accounting and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 161 (143,262)
Citation 2

Abstract:

stockholder litigation, restatements, earnings forecasts, insider trading

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Securities Law in the Roberts Court: Agenda or Indifference?

U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-026
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 14 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2016
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 125 (174,689)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Supreme Court, Chief Justice Roberts, securities regulation

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Launching the Insider Trading Revolution: SEC v. Capital Gains Research Bureau

Research Handbook on Insider Trading, Stephen Bainbridge, ed., 2013, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 12-005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 May 2012 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 100 (195,693)

Abstract:

Insider trading, statutory interpretation, Supreme Court

36.

Dirks and the Genesis of Personal Benefit

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-011
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 May 2015 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2015
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 83 (103,792)

Abstract:

Insider trading

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Populist Retribution and International Competition in Financial Services Regulation

Creighton Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 2 (2010): 335-55, U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 81 (239,227)

Abstract:

Regulatory competition

38.

Halliburton II: A Loser's History

Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, Vol. 10, 2015, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 15-007
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2015
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 61 (229,041)

Abstract:

Securities fraud class actions, Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court's Impact on Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment of Tellabs

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2009
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 60 (277,535)
Citation 2

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The SEC's Shift to Administrative Proceedings: An Empirical Assessment

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-10, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-003
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2016
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 0 (111,004)

Abstract:

SEC enforcement, administrative law judges

41.

Piling On? An Empirical Study of Parallel Derivative Suits

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-05, U of Michigan Law & Econ Research Paper No. 16-001
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2017
Stephen J. Choi, Jessica Erickson and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law, University of Richmond School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 0 (174,689)

Abstract:

Derivative suits, securities class actions

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SEC Enforcement Attorneys: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2017
Stephen J. Choi and Adam C. Pritchard
New York University School of Law and University of Michigan Law School
Downloads 0 (481,476)

Abstract:

SEC Enforcement; lawyers

43.

Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., and the Counter-Revolution in the Federal Securities Laws

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 52, p. 841, 2003
Posted: 08 Nov 2002
Adam C. Pritchard
University of Michigan Law School

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The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998: The Sun Sets on California's Blue Sky Laws

The Business Lawyer, Vol. 54, No. 1, 1998
Posted: 21 Feb 1999
David M. Levine and Adam C. Pritchard
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and University of Michigan Law School

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Finding the Constitution: An Economic Analysis of Tradition's Role in Constitutional Interpretation

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 77, 1998
Posted: 14 Dec 1998
Todd J. Zywicki and Adam C. Pritchard
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and University of Michigan Law School

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