Article: What To Know About Short-Seller Risks During Pandemic

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What To Know About Short-Seller Risks During Pandemic

Avi Weitzman, Barry Goldsmith and Jonathan Seibald

Law360, 3 June 2020

As the world struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, and volatile markets are rattled by the latest virus and economic news, publicly traded companies are increasingly susceptible to fraudulent short-seller attacks. While legitimate short selling plays an important and well-recognized role in the public markets, there are a few who have abused and misused short selling to manipulate the price of public company stock.

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