The current focus of regulatory scrutiny may be a leadingindicator of which industry sectors will be targeted for futuresecurities lawsuits, a former plaintiffs' lawyer said recently.

Adam Savett, a former securities case litigator, responding tothe question of what might be the next worrisome trend fordirectors and officers liability insurers during a webinar onsecurities litigation trends, said he would look to highlyregulated industries for clues.

"I think you will continue tosee… contagion events," and they "are almost always started off bya regulatory investigation," said Mr. Savett, who is director ofSecurities Class Actions at Claims Compensation Bureau.

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