ProfessionalsGregory F. Laufer
A partner in the Litigation Department, Gregory F. Laufer focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters. Mr. Laufer’s experience has involved representing clients in securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property matters and complex commercial disputes. He also has worked on international arbitrations, regulatory matters and internal investigations.
Greg's recent experience includes:
- Representation of Citigroup in the defeat of a multibillion-dollar arbitration claim brought by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority related to its $7.5 billion investment in Citigroup.
- Representation of all underwriters of over $20 billion in debt and equity securities issued from 2006 to 2008 by American International Group; action was settled with no payment by our clients.
- Representation of underwriters of residential mortgage-backed pass-through certificates securitized in 2006 and 2007 by Residential Capital LLC; action was settled.
- Representation of On Deck Capital in a Section 11 action that the lead plaintiff voluntarily withdrew after a motion to dismiss was filed.
- Representation of hedge fund and private equity fund clients in sensitive regulatory matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General, the New York Department of Financial Services, and the Department of Justice.
- Representation of The Citco Group of Companies in federal and state litigations arising out of the collapse of several hedge funds, including the Fairfield Greenwich funds and the Fletcher funds.
On a pro bono basis, Mr. Laufer has represented clients in civil rights litigation, asylum proceedings, unemployment insurance hearings and sentencing reduction proceedings. He has argued pro bono appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Laufer served as a law clerk for Judge D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former Chief Judge Curtis V. Gómez of the United States District Court of the Virgin Islands.
While in law school, Mr. Laufer was an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He also interned in the chambers of Justice Asher D. Grunis of the Supreme Court of Israel in Jerusalem and for a prosecution team at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.