Lisa Goldstein Takes Award in Writing Competition

Law student Lisa Goldstein's student Note in the George Mason Law Review, entitled "The Janus-Faced Supreme Court: The Decision in Janus Capital Group and Implications of the Court's Third Look at Secondary Liability for Securities Fraud," has been selected for the second-place award in the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) Writing Competition. 

The decision in  Janus Capital Grp., Inc. v. First Derivative Traders is the most recent in a line of cases examining what is necessary to allege primary versus secondary liability under the securities laws. 

The writing competition is held in the fall and open to students currently enrolled at an accredited degree-granting law school in the United States. The topic may be any subject within the field of securities law. Submissions are screened by a panel of judges consisting of securities practitioners and law professors, with winners chosen by the Board of Directors of ASECA from among the top papers.

Goldstein's second-place finish brings with it a cash prize of $3,000, which will be awarded at the annual ASECA dinner in Washington, D.C., on Friday, February 22, 2013.

A 2013 JD candidate, Goldstein currently serves as Associate Editor of the George Mason Law Review. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies.