Gregory A. Markel

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Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate & Securities Litigation
  • Financial Products Litigation
  • Investment Management Litigation
  • Litigation
 
University Columbia University, B.A., 1967; University of Michigan, M.B.A., 1968
 
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1972
 
Admitted1972, New York; Alabama; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
 
Memberships V2N1 Mar 26, 2014

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Biography

Greg Markel is a nationally known trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on securities litigation, corporate governance litigation, mergers and acquisition litigation and antitrust litigation particularly in bet your company cases.

He has been recognized for years as a leader in the profession by many publications including: LawDragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America, and one of the 100 Securities Litigators You Need to Know, one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New York by Super Lawyers, highly ranked by Chambers for Securities Litigation, Benchmark as a National Litigation Star, for outstanding performance by Best Lawyer's in America, 2013 Lawyers of the Year for Mergers and Acquisition by Best Lawyers, Legal 500 Leading Commercial Litigators, “Best in Class” in the legal profession by BestofUS.com, The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators and many others.

Greg is a graduate of Yale Law School, the University of Michigan with an MBA in Finance and Columbia College.

Greg has played a lead counsel role in many bet-your-company litigation on behalf of many leading corporations and financial institutions.

He is a member of the Litigation and Antitrust sections of the American Bar Association; the Federal Bar Council; the City Bar Committee on Securities Litigation; the Securities Industry Association - Compliance & Legal Division; the New York State Bar Association, Commercial Litigation Section, is a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and is a member of the Boards of the Legal Aid Society, the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) and Junior Achievement of New York.

He is frequently called on to comment on legal issues for the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The Daily and the Associated Press. Greg also frequently speaks to the press and others on a range of topics, such as securities law, commercial litigation, accountants' defense, director's and officer's liability, law firm management and Internet litigation.

Recognition

•2014 “New York - Leading Lawyer Of The Year”, Acquisition International Magazine Global Awards
•2013 Lawyer of the Year for Mergers and Acquisition Litigation, Best Lawyers in America
•New York County Lawyers' Association - The Boris Kostelanetz President's Medal on December 17, 2013
•Top 100 Lawyers in New York, New York SuperLawyers (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
•Chambers USA Tier 1 for Securities Litigation Defense Attorneys
•LawDragon.com as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), one of the 500 Leading Litigators in America (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), and one of the 100 Securities Litigators You Need to Know (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
•Benchmark Litigation Leading Commercial Litigators (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Litigation Star
• The Best Lawyers in America, as one of the top litigators for Commercial Litigation
•Legal 500 Leading Commercial Litigators in the United States
• Best in Class in the legal profession by BestofUS.com
•The International Who's Who of Commercial Litigators
•The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
•Who's Who of American Law
•Who's Who in the United States
•Best Lawyers in New York
•New York Super Lawyers - Manhattan edition
•2007 Burton Award for Legal Achievement

Publications and Speeches

•Complex Dispute Resolution Panel, New York City Bar's 3rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, December 10, 2014
•Trial By Jury, Panel: Making a Compelling Closing Argument, PLI, November 19, 2014
•Corporate Governance Panel, New York City Bar's Third Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute, November 17, 2014
• The Fraud on the Market Presumption, Practical Law The Journal, August/September 2014
• Class Action Litigation 2014: Halliburton and Trends in Securities Class Actions, PLI, July 9, 2014
•“Third Annual Commercial Litigation Academy: Litigating Commercial Cases Efficiently,” New York State Bar Association: Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, June 6, 2014
• Litigating Claims Involving Mergers and Acquisitions: Evolving Theories of Liability and Defenses, American Conference Institute National Forum on Securities Litigation & Enforcement, February 27, 2014
•Author of Chapter on Directors & Officers Liability, in multi-volume treatise, New York Business Litigation, New York Law Journal Press, 2014
• Negotiating the Crossroads of Regulation and Litigation, City Bar center for CLE 2nd Annual Institute for Corporate Counsel: Navigating the Boardroom, the Courtroom & the Space Between, December 6, 2013
•Trial By Jury, Panel: Ethical Issues in Jury Trials, PLI, November 20, 2013
•Second Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute, New York City Bar, November 12, 2013
• Settling Class Actions: Process and Procedure, Practical Law The Journal, October 2013
• Settling Class Actions: Approval, Opt-Outs and Objectors, PLI, July 10, 2013
• Class Action Settlements: Approval, Objection and Discovery, PLI Class Action Litigation Handbook 2013
• Jury Research, Mock Juries, and Shadow Juries, Magna Legal Conference, January 2013
• First Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute, New York City Bar, December 11, 2012
• Institute for Corporate Counsel 2012, New York City Bar, December 7, 2012
• Ethics Issues in Internal Investigations, 2012 Energy & Commodities Conference, October 2012
•Seminar: Civil Appeals and Argument, New York State Bar Association, October 2012
• Predictive Coding: Another Tool to Address the Costs of E-Discovery, New York Law Journal, May 25, 2012
•Author of Chapter on Internal Investigations, in multi-volume treatise, “Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts” 2012
•Author of Chapter on Derivative Litigation, in multi-volume treatise, “Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts” 2011, 2009
• Class Certification Under Attack, New York Law Journal Litigation Section, December 12, 2011
• The Value of Mediation in Securities Actions Settlement Discussions, Securities Litigation & Enforcement: Current Developments & Strategies, New York City Bar 2011
•New York Roundtable: Corporate Governance, Institutional Investor Education Foundation, December 9, 2011
•City Bar's Securities Litigation Program, December 6, 2011
• Trial by Jury, PLI, November, 2012
• Trial by Jury, PLI, November, 2011
• Trial by Jury, PLI, December 1, 2010
• Trial by Jury, PLI, December 2, 2009
• Trial by Jury, PLI, September 12, 2008
• Lower Courts Divided on Standard for Pleading Loss Causation Post-'Dura', New York Law Journal, March 31, 2011
•Securities Litigation During the Credit Crisis: Current Developments & Strategies, Panel: Settlement Trends and Tactics, New York City Bar, December 9, 2010
• Class Action Litigation Strategies 2010, PLI, July 2010
• Core Operations' Doctrine May Undermine PSLRA, New York Law Journal, April 29, 2010
• Enforcement Procedures and Rules in the U.S. Courts, New York Law Journal, April 12, 2010
• Securities Litigation, PLUS D&O Symposium, February 3, 2010
• Settlement Trends and Tactics, New York City Bar, December 8, 2009
• Failure of Oversight Claims Bar Still High, New York Law Journal, November 30, 2009
•Use of Confidential Witnesses in Securities Litigation, New York City Bar, June 2009
• Litigating Claims Related to Credit Default Swaps, American Conference Institute Advanced Forum on Securities Litigation, May 13, 2009
•41st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2009, Securities Litigation Panel
•40th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2008, Securities Litigation Panel
•39th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2007, Securities Litigation Panel
•38th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2006, Securities Litigation Panel
•37th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2005, Securities Litigation Panel
•36th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2004, Securities Litigation Panel
•35th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2003, Securities Litigation Panel
•34th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2002, Securities Litigation Panel
•33rd Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2001, Securities Litigation Panel
•32nd Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 2000, Securities Litigation Panel
•31st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, 1999, Securities Litigation Panel
• How to Reduce Corporate Litigation Costs and Still Win Your Case, New York City Bar Association, October 30, 2008
• Credit Crisis Effects on the U.S. Economy, AIG's 21st Annual Stowe, Vermont Conference, September 9, 2008
• Current Trends in Financial Regulation and Enforcement, Mealey's Emerging Securities Litigation, August 2008
• Current Issues in D&O Liability & Insurance, New York City Bar, June 6, 2008
• Complex Litigation: Sometimes, the Witness is a Cipher, National Law Journal, April 2008
• Parallel Proceedings in Securities Cases 2008, PLI, January 2008
• Attorney-Client Privilege for the In-House Lawyer, PLI, December 2007
• The Mediation of Securities Class Actions, JAMS, September 25, 2007
• Legal Developments in Directors & Officers Insurance, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, June 2007
• Imperfect Scheme, The Deal, June 18, 2007
• When Can Financial Institutions Be Liable for Federal Securities Fraud in Connection With Securities Issued by Others: The Uncertain State of the Law, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Palgrave Macmillan May 2007)
• Don't Blame the Culprit's Bank, Legal Times, April 30, 2007
• Defending Claims Against Underwriters of Asset-Backed Securities: The Due Diligence Defense, Andrews Litigation Reporter: Securities Litigation & Regulation, December 2006
• In re Charter Communications, Inc. Securities Litigation and Simpson v. AOL Time Warner Inc.: Circuits Split Over the Validity of 'Scheme' Liability Under Section 10(b), Securities Regulation Law Journal, Winter 2006
•West Legalworks' Litigation and Resolution of Complex Class Actions, panel on Defending Accountants and Attorneys under the Securities Laws, November 29, 2006
• The Due Diligence Defense for Underwriters of Asset-Backed Securities, Andrews Litigation Reporter: Derivatives, November 2006
• Primary Violators, Aiders and Abettors and Manipulative Schemes Under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, PLI's Managing Complex Litigation Course Handbook, November 2006
• 10b-5 'Scheme' Liability, The National Law Journal, November 13, 2006
• The Evolution of 'Scheme' Liability Under Section 10(b), PLI's 38th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation Course Handbook (Vol. 2), November 2006
•PLI's Managing Complex Litigation 2006, panel on Overlapping Civil Litigation and Regulatory Investigations: Just When You Thought it Couldn't Get Worse . . . November 2006
• Recent Developments in Delaware Case Law, International Journal of Disclosure and Governance (Vol. 3.3), September 2006
• Business Judgment and Delaware Boards. Portions of this article first appeared in the New York City Bar's Course Handbook on Current Issues in D&O Liability & Insurance 2006
• D&O Mediations: A Method to the Madness, The New York City Bar, 2006
• Help or Hindrance? CAFA's Effect on Corporate Defendants' Litigation Strategy is Not So Clear, GC New York, February 13, 2006
• Enron on Trial panel discussion, Forbes.com Video Network, January 2006
• New Trends in SEC Investigations and Class-Action Litigation, The SEC Institute's 21st Annual National SEC Reporting Conference, New York, December 19, 2005
• Appealing Class Certification Orders, New York Law Journal, October 11, 2005
• Dura Pharmaceuticals. National Law Journal, August 8, 2005
• The Aftermath of Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo, article published by New York State Bar Association, June 2005
• D&O Liability & Insurance 2005, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, June, 2005
• Recent Developments in Shareholder Litigation & Related Government Enforcement Initiatives, New York State Bar Association, June 2005
• The High Price of Misconduct, Risk & Insurance, March 2005
•2005 D&O Market Trends Seminar Series, February 2005
•Financial Institution's Liability Developments, Bermuda, September 2005
•D&O Liability Developments, Bermuda, September 2005
•Litigation Leadership Roundtable, August 2005
• Pleading Loss Causation in Securities Litigation, New York Law Journal, October 18, 2004
•Commentary and Instruction to Various Banks and Investment Banks on the Interagency Statement on Sound Practices Concerning Complex Structured Finance Activities, July and August 2004
•Financial Institution's Liability Developments, Bermuda, June 2004
•D&O Liability Developments, Bermuda, June 2004
• The New Era of Litigation Against Financial Institutions, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, June 2004
• A Sarbanes-Oxley Update, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, June 2004
• The Financial Institution Crisis: An In depth Look, PLUS D&O Conference, February 2004
• Litigating A Class Action Case, What Every Litigator Needs to Know, NYSBA, January 2004
• Litigating the Financial Fraud Case, NYSBA, January 2003
• Litigation and Resolution of Complex Class Actions, December 2002
•Speech to Professional Liability Insurers on IPO Allocation Cases, September 2001
• OnLine Securities Trading Litigation, November 2000
• The PSLRA After Silicon Graphics, The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, November 24, 1999
• Internet Litigation and How to Avoid It, New York Law Journal, May 24, 1999
• How to Settle a Class Action, PLI, July 1998
• Directors Duties and Responsibility, Directors Roundtable
• Liability of Accountants for Fraud, Pennsylvania Certified Public Accountants
•Numerous speeches on disclosure issues, including Regulation FD

 
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Revlon: Motive, Market Checks and Injunctions
Joshua Apfelroth,Gregory A. Markel,William P. Mills,Brittany Schulman,Martin L. Seidel, January 8, 2015
In two separate December 19th decisions, the Delaware Supreme Court and the Delaware Chancery Court declined to enjoin stockholder votes with respect to pending mergers for alleged violations of the target board’s Revlon duties. The decisions affirmed longstanding Delaware caselaw providing...

New York State Court Extends Common Interest Privilege to Merger Talks
Gregory A. Markel,William P. Mills,Brittany Schulman,Martin L. Seidel, December 17, 2014
In a December 4, 2014 decision, the New York Appellate Court, First Department, held that documents and discussions related to negotiation of a merger could be protected by the common interest privilege. The ruling represents a change in New York law which, unlike Delaware, previously limited the...

Federal Court Decision in Allergan Control Battle Raises Serious Questions for New Takeover Technique
Joshua Apfelroth,Gregory A. Markel,William P. Mills,Martin L. Seidel, November 15, 2014
The Federal District Court’s November 4th ruling in Allergan, Inc. vs. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. raises “serious questions” for the takeover partnership employed by Valeant and Pershing Square in their hostile bid to acquire Allergan.



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