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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
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Work +1 212 335 4500
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Fax +1 212 335 4501
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Caryn Schechtman

Tel:
Work +1 212 335 4593
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/s/schechtman-caryn-g/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Corporate and Securities Litigation; Financial Services

Position

Partner

Career

Caryn Schechtman practices in the areas of private securities litigation as well as securities regulatory law. 

Caryn represents companies and individuals in investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General's Office, FINRA and other federal and state agencies. Caryn represents both foreign and US clients.

Caryn has focused on matters involving market manipulation or allegations of false representations in the purchase or sale of securities and insider trading. Her clients include individuals, hedge funds, public companies, private companies, investment advisors, brokerage firms and other financial services firms.

Education

J.D., University of Virginia; B.S., Rutgers University


United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) has 'great lawyers who are very strong communicators and have excellent drafting skills'. John Clarke in New York 'consistently provides excellent service and is very responsive to client needs'. Clarke co-chairs the corporate and securities litigation practice with James Mathias in Baltimore. San Diego-based Shirli Fabbri Weiss secured the dismissal of class certification in In re Finisar Corp Sec. Litig., which related to the impact of analyst reports on stock prices. On the SEC enforcement side, the firm has specialists in offices across the US, including Deborah Meshulam in Washington DC and John Hillebrecht in New York. Hillebrecht also led major cases, including three related securities and shareholder class actions in state and federal court for food company Hain Celestial Group, all arising from allegations of a fraudulent channel stuffing scheme. Caryn Schechtman obtained summary judgment on SEC claims against Yorkville Advisors, which alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of the value of hedge fund investments.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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