Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Even Associates Can Be On TV

A reader, who has requested anonymity for reasons that will become clear in a moment, has tipped us off to a story that is already making the rounds in the securities litigation world.

Marisa N. DeMato, an associate in Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP's Boca Raton office is the latest person to be "fired" by The Donald in his "world's toughest job interview," The Apprentice.

This is of potential interest to readers because according to her Lerach Coughlin bio, "[a] substantial portion of Ms. DeMato’s time is currently devoted to aggressively representing investors in class actions involving securities fraud by public companies and their officers."

Ms. DeMato's official Apprentice biography, interview, picture gallery, etc., can be found here.

A Change of Scenery

Dear Readers:

First, an apology for the extended absence.

Now, for the news.

I have joined Institutional Shareholder Services as the Vice President for Product and Market Segment Management for their Securities Class Action Services (SCAS) suite of products.

SCAS provides the industry’s most comprehensive securities litigation database and performs professional notification, tracking and claims filing services for institutional investors in securities class action suits.

Sometime in early to mid-February I will be reviving Securities Litigation Watch, the blog started in 2003 by Bruce Carton, my predecessor at ISS.

Bruce has joined The Garden City Group and started a new class action centered blog, Best in Class.

To complete the muscial blogging chairs - I am putting this blog (Lies, Damn Lies, & Forward Looking Statements) up for adoption.

Interested parties should e-mail me at liesdamnliesblog@gmail.com.

Postings here will be light until the transition to Securities Litigation Watch is complete.