Oct 19, 2011
Gregory A. Markel, the Co-Chairman of the Litigation Department at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s most prominent legal advisors to financial institutions and corporations, was named to the list of the Top 100 Metro New York Super Lawyers for 2011. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Mr. Markel was one of the 100 lawyers who received the highest point totals in the New York Metro nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.
Mr. Markel concentrates his practice in securities, antitrust and other complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience and expertise in securities litigation, including class action defense, derivative actions, and private securities litigation; antitrust; accountants defense; complex tax; director and officer liability; trade secret; intellectual property; internet; insurance coverage; banking; and RICO litigation. He also has many years of experience representing accounting firms and the AICPA and has handled numerous securities cases involving accounting issues. He has played an important role in litigation relating to Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia, IPO Allocation, Martha Stewart, AIG, Bally, and many other major litigations. 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; and the Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, he is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and a Board Member for the Legal Aid Society.
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