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SEC Chairman’s Comments Signal Likely Changes to Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans

Rule 10b5-1 trading plans have faced increased scrutiny since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding public focus on stock sales by executives of public life sciences companies. On June 7, 2021, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler continued that scrutiny when he delivered prepared remarks to the Wall Street…

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2020 Year in Review: Securities Litigation Against Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies

Despite the turmoil and disruption of 2020, plaintiffs’ lawyers and courts appear to have adapted readily to our “new normal.” Although at lower rates than previous years, plaintiffs’ firms continued to file securities class actions against publicly traded pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare product and services companies in 2020,…

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