Gregory A. Markel

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  • 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

Gregory Markel, Co-Chairman of Cadwalader's Litigation Department, has extensive experience in securities litigation, including class action defense, derivative actions, and private securities litigation. He also advises clients on matters concerning complex contracts, corporate governance, corporate control, director and officer liability, RICO, antitrust, accountants defense, insurance coverage and banking litigation. His broad range of clients includes accounting firms and the American Institute of CPAs.

Recognized as a leading national trial attorney, Greg has appeared in numerous publications, including:

· 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Mergers and Acquisition Litigation, Best Lawyers in America

· Top 100 Lawyers in New York, New York SuperLawyers (2012, 2011, 2010)

· Chambers USA Tier 1 for Securities Litigation Defense Attorneys

· as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), one of the 500 Leading Litigators in America (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), and one of the 100 Securities Litigators You Need to Know (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

· Benchmark Litigation Leading Commercial Litigators (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), 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

· 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

Greg has played a lead role in significant litigation relating to Bear Stearns, Pfizer, Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia, IPO Allocation, Martha Stewart, AIG, Bally, and many other major litigations.

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.

Greg earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1972, his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan in 1968, and his B.A. in Economics from Columbia College in 1967.

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


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M&A Update: Delaware Court Upholds Sotheby’s Poison Pill Defense Against Activist Citing “Negative Control” as a Corporate Threat
Jason M. Halper,Gregory A. Markel,Braden McCurrach,William P. Mills,Martin L. Seidel, May 7, 2014
In a May 2, 2014 ruling relating to activist hedge fund Third Point LLC’s proxy battle with auction house Sotheby’s, the Delaware Chancery Court found that Third Point was not likely to succeed in its argument that the Sotheby’s board violated its fiduciary duties when it adopted...

M&A Update: Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Business Judgment Rule Review for Certain Controlling Stockholder Transactions with Dual Minority Protections
Joshua Apfelroth,Jason M. Halper,Gregory A. Markel,William P. Mills,Martin L. Seidel, March 20, 2014
On March 14, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld the Court of Chancery’s 2013 decision in In re MFW Shareholders Litigation, holding that in going-private mergers where there is a controlling stockholder, the use of both a truly independent special committee and a majority of the minority...

The “Gatekeepers”: Delaware Court Holds Conflicted Financial Advisor Liable for Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Joshua Apfelroth,Jason M. Halper,Gregory A. Markel,William P. Mills,Martin L. Seidel, March 19, 2014
Delaware courts have increasingly shined a spotlight on what they consider to be conflicts of interest for sell-side financial advisors. On March 7th, the Delaware Chancery Court hit these conflicts with a laser beam. In a post-trial opinion in In re Rural/Metro Corp. S’holders Litig., Vice...

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