NASCAT, founded in 1988, is a volunteer membership organization and public policy voice for lawyers interested in a strong set of legal protections for investors and consumers. NASCAT and its members are committed to representing victims of fraud in cases with the potential to advance the state of the law, educate the public, ensure corporate accountability, and improve access to justice for those who have been harmed by wrongdoing. NASCAT advocates for the principled interpretation and application of the federal securities laws – including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 – to protect investors from manipulative, deceptive and fraudulent practices, and to ensure this nation’s capital markets operate fairly and efficiently. NASCAT similarly advocates for consumer deception statutes and related consumer protection laws.
NASCAT is committed to preserving access to our nation’s courts for shareholders and consumers, whether by organizing conferences and events for members of our bar to interact with legal scholars and judges, engaging in dialogue with our elected officials, or filing amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court on cases that are likely to have far-reaching effects on the rights of investors and the fair functioning of our capital markets and consumers in commerce.
NASCAT is governed by a volunteer Executive Committee, which consists of senior attorneys from the nation’s premier law firms who are dedicated to a strong system of federal and state legal protections for investors and consumers. The Executive Committee meets several times a year to discuss issues of importance to our bar, and to direct the activities of NASCAT as an organization.
NASCAT’s Women’s Committee meets one to two times a year to network and raise money for worthy causes. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact Janine Pollack at [email protected].