Pomerantz Monitor, January/February 2016
As part of its commitment to education, Pomerantz presented a moot court in January 2016 for advanced law students of Bar Ilan University in Israel. Daniel J. Kramer, Partner at Paul, Weiss, acted as counsel for the defense; Jeremy Lieberman as counsel for plaintiffs; and Marc Gross as judge. They argued Polycom, an actual securities fraud class action in which Pomerantz is lead counsel for the plaintiff class. The case alleges that the company was making positive statements about its operation and prospects, while it did not disclose that its CEO had submitted numerous false expense reports, claiming personal expenses as business expenses, and thereby misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company.
Meanwhile, on the home front, Pomerantz is proud to announce that Brenda Szydlo has joined the firm as Of Counsel in our New York office. Brenda has more than twenty-five years of experience in complex civil litigation in federal and state court on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, with a particular focus on securities and financial fraud litigation, litigation against pharmaceutical corporations, accountants’ liability, and commercial litigation.
Brenda is a 1988 graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where she was a St. Thomas More Scholar and member of the Law Review. She received a B.A. in economics from Binghamton University in 1985.