August 25, 2018 Articles

Protecting Venture Capital Firms Against Securities Litigation

Why it is nearly always appropriate to move to dismiss the claims

Stephen L. Brodsky

Venture capital firms and their members are frequent targets of securities litigation. It is quite common for plaintiffs in securities suits to name them as defendants, along with others, to cast a wide net of liability among as many defendants as possible. Knowing the potential liability that venture capital firms and their representatives may face, the securities laws on which such liability may be premised, and how courts have construed legal doctrines typically employed against them is critical to successfully defending them and avoiding costly litigation.

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