Alexander Platt on Piggyback Securities Litigation

Alexander Platt, Climenko Fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School, joins the Business Scholarship Podcast to discuss his forthcoming article Gatekeeping in the Dark: SEC Control over Private Securities Litigation Revisited. In this article, Platt considers the potential for SEC enforcement actions to catalyze “piggyback” litigation by private plaintiffs. To mitigate the potential for nonoptimal combinations of public plus private enforcement, he calls on the SEC to use its existing authority to account for potential “piggyback” effects in its own enforcement activities.