Gregory Markel

Gregory Markel


Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Greg is a nationally-known trial lawyer with extensive experience in securities litigation, corporate governance litigation, mergers and acquisition litigation, directors and officers defense, antitrust litigation, and other complex commercial litigation, particularly in bet-your-company cases. He is chair of the New York Litigation group, co-chair of the firm’s National Commercial and Securities Litigation practice, co-chair of the Securities and Fiduciary Duty Litigation group, and a member of the National Litigation Leadership Team.

Greg is a recognized leader in the profession. He has been highly ranked by Chambers for Securities Litigation (2017-2022). He has been named by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) as M&A Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" (2013, 2017-2018). In 2017, LawDragon magazine inducted Greg into its Hall of Fame and recognized him as a "legend" and one of only 50 lawyers and judges in the legal profession in the United States who was named to the LawDragon 500 or 10 consecutive years. He has also been recognized by many other publications, including by Benchmark Litigation as a national Litigation Star (2007-2017); for outstanding performance by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.) (2006-2023); The Legal 500 (Legalese Ltd.) Leading Commercial Litigators (2017-2019); was listed in Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), which rated him as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in New York (2006-2019); "Best in Class" in the legal profession by; and The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators by Who’s Who Legal Data (Law Business Research Ltd.). Greg frequently speaks on panels and writes on a range of topics, such as director’s and officer’s liability, securities litigation, commercial litigation, accountants’ defense, law firm management, and Internet litigation. (Click News & Insights tab above.)

He is a member of the Business Law, Litigation, and Antitrust sections of the American Bar Association; the Federal Bar Council; the New York City Bar; the Securities Industry Association – Compliance & Legal Division; and the New York State Bar Association – Commercial Litigation Section.