Maura Barry Grinalds represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of complex disputes, including securities, corporate, commercial litigation and class actions in federal and state courts, as well as U.S. and international arbitration proceedings. Ms. Grinalds has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad array of matters, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, antitrust issues, and civil RICO, CROA and ECPA violations, as well as other statutory claims.
In the area of securities litigation, Ms. Grinalds has successfully obtained the dismissal of numerous federal securities class actions on behalf of public companies, individual directors, and officers and/or underwriters. Ms. Grinalds has represented clients through all phases of federal securities class actions. She also represents registrants and individual directors and officers in regulatory proceedings and investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Ms. Grinalds has advised clients in connection with Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower proceedings before the U.S. Department of Labor. She also frequently represents publicly traded companies and directors and officers in shareholder litigation in state courts.
Ms. Grinalds has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings before U.S. and international arbitration bodies, including the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Disputes Resolution (ICDR). These matters have included extensive evidentiary hearings as well as proceedings in state and federal trial and appellate courts to compel or enjoin arbitrations and to enforce orders of arbitral tribunals.
Ms. Grinalds is a two-time recipient of the Legal Aid Society award for outstanding pro bono public service and is an active volunteer for the Innocence Project, for which the firm was honored at the 2010 Innocence Project Celebration of Freedom and Justice. She serves on a hearing panel of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. She also is a member of the firm’s Summer Associate Committee.
Ms. Grinalds was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.