Gregory Markel is the Co-Chairman of Cadwalader's Litigation Department and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Greg has extensive experience and expertise in securities litigation, including class action defense, derivative actions, and private securities litigation; complex contract; corporate governance; corporate control; director and officer liability; RICO; antitrust; accountants defense; insurance coverage; and banking litigation. He also has many years of experience representing accounting firms and the AICPA.
He has been consistently recognized as a leading national trial attorney by numerous publications.
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 be a commentator 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 the following subjects: Securities Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Accountants' Defense, Director's & 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 Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society.