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Berger Montague Attorneys Jon Lambiras and Lane Vines Present Securities Fraud Class Action CLE to Delaware County Bar Association

DATE: May 3, 2017

Berger Montague attorneys Jon Lambiras and Lane Vines presented a 1-hour CLE to the Delaware County Bar Association on May 3, 2017.  The presentation was titled “Securities Fraud Class Actions: A Bird’s Eye View.”  They discussed the anatomy of typical securities fraud litigation, including the initial case investigation, filing of the Complaint, the Lead Plaintiff appointment process, motion to dismiss issues, discovery issues, expert witness matters, class certification, summary judgment, trial, settlement, and claims administration.

Jon Lambiras

Mr. Lambiras is a member of Berger Montague’s Securities Litigation and Consumer Protection practice group.  In the Securities Litigation group, he concentrates on class action and opt-out litigation involving accounting fraud and financial misrepresentations.  In the Consumer Protection group, he concentrates on unfair business practices and data breach litigation involving the theft of personal information by computer hackers.

Jon is an attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fraud Examiner.  Prior to law school he practiced accounting for four years as a financial statement auditor, including with a Big-Four accounting firm.

Jon has obtained the highest peer review rating, “AV Preeminent,” in Martindale-Hubbell for his legal abilities and ethical standards.  Also, for several years from 2012 to today he was selected as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” or “Rising Star,” an honor conferred on less than 5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Jon’s clients are plaintiffs such as individual investors, institutional investors, and consumers. He strives to provide a smooth, comfortable litigation experience for his clients.  He welcomes inquiries from potential clients and referring counsel regarding new matters.  Fees in his cases are generally earned on a contingent basis, meaning clients do not pay out-of-pocket attorneys’ fees.

Lane Vines

Mr. Vines’ practice is concentrated in the areas of securities/investor fraud, consumer and qui tam litigation.  For more than 17 years, Mr. Vines has prosecuted both class action and individual opt-out securities cases for state government entities, public pension funds, and other large investors.  Mr. Vines also represents consumers in class actions involving unlawful and deceptive practices, as well as relators in qui tam, whistleblower and False Claims Act litigations.

Mr. Vines is a Master member of the J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court and has served as Team Captain in presenting Continuing Legal Education programs.  He also serves as the Vice-Chairman for the Radnor Township (PA) Board of Ethics and as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop Paoli 1 in Wayne, PA.

Prior to law school, Mr. Vines worked as an auditor for a Big 4 public accounting firm and a property controller for a commercial real estate development firm, and served as the Legislative Assistant to the Minority Leader of the Philadelphia City Council.

Mr. Vines has achieved the highest peer rating, “AV Preeminent” in Martindale-Hubbell for legal abilities and ethical standards.

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