Amicus Briefs

In re Goldman Sachs Securities Litigation


SIFMA has submitted an Amicus “Friend of the Court” Brief.


U.S. Court of Appeals
(Second Circuit)

(Rule 23(f) petition)

Amicus Issue:

Whether the court erroneously certified an investor class based solely on the type of general, aspirational statements about a financial services firm’s business principles and internal controls that the Second Circuit has repeatedly held are not actionable, because no reasonable investor would rely on such statements.

Whether the court erroneously ruled that to rebut the fraud-on-the-marketpresumption of classwide reliance by showing that the challenged statements did not impact the issuer’s stock price, as authorized by Halliburton II, Defendants must “demonstrate a complete absence of price impact” with “conclusive evidence.”

Counsel of Record:

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Charles E. Davidow
Marc Falcone
Robyn Tarnofsky

Other Amici: