Mortgage-backed securities have played a prominent role in the wave of financial litigation, and claims have raised a complex web of legal questions. This program explored these claims and analyzed the recent trends in some of the most high profile cases to date. Issues explored included: an explanation of the typical structure of an RMBS transaction; more advanced concepts in put-back and monoline litigations such as statistical sampling as a method for proving defaults; issues related to claims stemming from violations of federal and state securities laws; statute of limitations issues; loss-causation standards and recent settlements in the MBS space.