Brattle Associate Dr. Adrienna Huffman will participate in a Knowledge Group webcast, “The Rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs): How to Minimize Securities Litigation Risks,” which will take place Friday, August 6, from 9:00–11:00 a.m. (PT) | 12:00–2:00 p.m. (ET). A recording will be available 24–48 hours after the webinar.

The use of SPACs to raise capital through initial public offerings (IPOs) is becoming increasingly popular due to its efficiency and cost-saving benefits. With this rapid growth, however, comes stricter legal and regulatory probes from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as other risk issues ­– including negotiation time constraints and conflicts of interest – that can result in threats of litigation. Panelists will provide a legal primer on SPACS, discuss recent trends and developments, and provide best practices for effectively managing SPAC transactions to prevent securities litigation risks.

For more information or to register, please visit the event website.