LIABILITIES OF ATTORNEYS & ACCOUNTANTS IN SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS
This course examines the legal and professional responsibilities and potential liabilities of attorneys and accountants in the context of securities transactions. The course will focus on the roles and duties of these professionals when advising clients, as well as the regulatory framework governing their conduct, and the potential civil and criminal liabilities arising from their involvement in securities transactions. Students will develop an understanding of the critical legal and ethical issues surrounding securities transactions, and will analyze and discuss relevant case law, statutes, and regulations.
Understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of attorneys and accountants in securities transactions.
Analyze and evaluate the relevant statutory and regulatory framework governing professional conduct.
Identify potential civil and criminal liabilities arising from securities transactions, and evaluate the defenses available to professionals.
Develop the ability to recognize and manage potential conflicts of interest.
Critically assess case law and scholarly articles on the subject matter.