Cornerstone Research Connects: 2019 Securities Class Action Settlements


Cornerstone Research Connects is the firm’s podcast series in which we interview Cornerstone Research staff and in-house experts about their research and what the data can tell us about litigation trends. The authors discuss the annual Securities Class Action Settlements report and some of its key findings.

Laura Simmons and Laarni Bulan, coauthors of the report, Securities Class Action Settlements—2019 Review and Analysis, join David Marcus to discuss their findings, including:

  • Key drivers that led to higher median settlement amounts.
  • Important determinants of settlement outcomes.
  • Settlements in the pharmaceutical sector.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Cornerstone Research.


  • Boston

Laarni T. Bulan


  • Boston

David F. Marcus

Senior Vice President

  • Washington

Laura E. Simmons

Senior Advisor