Gillian Groarke Burns

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New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 5696

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Corporate & Securities Litigation
 
University Duke University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
 
Law SchoolFordham University, School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
 
Admitted2007, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
 
Biography

Gillian represents a broad range of financial institutions, investment advisors and other public and privately-held companies and their officers and directors in corporate and securities litigation and complex business litigation matters. Gillian's representations include securities class actions, derivative actions, energy and commodities litigations, antitrust actions, litigation involving structured financial products and investments, and other complex commercial litigation before various federal and state courts. Gillian also represents clients in connection with governmental inquiries and investigations.

Gillian is an active member of the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative, where she serves as chair of the professional development committee. Gillian actively participates in pro bono representation, and received a Pro Bono Publico award from the Legal Aid Society in 2009 for her outstanding pro bono service. Gillian is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the New York Women's Bar Association.

Gillian received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University and her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham Law School. At Fordham, she was chairperson of Fordham's nationally ranked Dispute Resolution Society and a staff member of the International Law Journal. During law school, Gillian interned for Judge Richard Wesley of the United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit.

Experience

A financial institution in connection with a FERC investigation and lawsuit related to alleged manipulation of commodity prices

An investment bank in class action involving alleged manipulation of Brent crude oil

Officers and directors of AK Steel Corporation in a shareholder derivative litigation

A German asset manager in connection with its efforts to enforce rights and remedies arising from their respective municipal guaranteed investment contract (GIC) portfolio

Morgan Stanley, Jefferies and Deutsche Bank in a securities class action arising out of a secondary offering

Outside Directors of a digital production and animation company for alleged state law violations in New York and Florida

A commodities exchange in a breach of contract action

An investment bank in suits in various federal courts involving trustees' demands that the bank repurchase commercial loans included in securitization trusts

Pfizer in securities and derivative litigation relating to the marketing and sale of certain drugs

Morgan Stanley in securities class actions and derivative litigation relating to auction rate securities

40 companies and more than 180 individual defendants in 40 separate securities class actions that were part of the IPO laddering coordinated litigation

News

News Releases

More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition

Sep 15, 2014

Cadwalader Lawyers Recognized by The Legal Aid Society

Oct 27, 2009

Cadwalader Attorneys Honored by the New York State Bar Association as Empire State Counsel

Feb 24, 2009

Recognition

More Than 40 Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Edition

Sep 15, 2014

Articles

Secondary Actors in Securities Transactions Beware: The Supreme Court May Have Aided and Abetted the Prospect of Increased State Court Litigation

Apr 18, 2014

Settling Class Actions: Process and Procedure

Oct 01, 2013

Failure of Oversight Claims Bar Still High

Nov 30, 2009

 
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Office Information

Gillian Groarke Burns


New YorkNY 10281-0006




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