Approximately 15% of the securities class action suits filed in 2019 were filed against non-U.S. issuers, marking a 2% increase from 2018, according to a recent report published by Dechert.

According to “Non-U.S. Issuers Targeted In Securities Class Actions Files in the United States,” 64 of the 404 securities class action lawsuits in 2019 were filed against non-U.S. issuers. In 2018, 54 of the 403 securities class action suits filed, or 13%, were against non-U.S. issuers.

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