Greg is joining Phillips ADR after a 40-year career litigating high-stakes securities class actions, fiduciary duty cases, and complex commercial disputes in federal, state and bankruptcy courts. After clerking for John Cannella in the SDNY, Greg joined Kramer Levin, where he became a partner in 1981. At Kramer he litigated numerous hostile takeover battles in the 70’s and 80’s, often on the side of the raider.
In 1988, Greg moved his practice to the Securities Litigation Group at Weil Gotshal & Manges and became co-head of the Group in 1998. At Weil, he continued to litigate M&A cases around the country, including high-profile Delaware matters from Blasius, to Macmillan, to CBS. He also handled large securities class actions and SEC investigations, defending among others, GE (in more than a dozen securities class actions and derivative cases in multiple state and federal courts), Campbell’s, and Genworth. Greg served on the Management Committees at both Kramer Levin and Weil Gotshal.
During his time at Weil, Greg also represented and counseled boards, audit committees, and special board committees at some of the country’s largest corporations, including General Motors, American Express, Qualcomm, JP Morgan, Sears, Massey Energy, and many others, in addition to counseling and litigating on behalf of Weil’s most significant corporate and private equity clients in connection with securities law and fiduciary duty issues, including those arising in connection with financial distress and bankruptcy.
Greg looks forward to working with counsel to resolve complex securities class actions, fiduciary duty and M&A cases, as well as cases involving financial distress.