Gregory Markel

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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8th Avenue 620
New York 10018 NY US

Gregory A. Markel is a partner in the Litigation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office, and is Co-Chair of the national Securities, Financial and Directors & Officers Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Markel is a nationally known trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on securities litigation, corporate governance litigation, mergers and acquisition litigation, directors and officers defense, and antitrust litigation particularly in bet your company cases.

He is a member of the Boards of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA), Junior Achievement of New York and the Historical Society of New York Courts. Mr. Markel is Chairman of the Center for Corporate Governance of the New York County Lawyers Association. He received the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing in 2016 and 2007.

Mr. Markel is a graduate of Yale Law School, the University of Michigan with an MBA in Finance and Columbia College. He is a member of the Business Law, 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.

He is frequently called on to comment 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. Mr. Markel frequently speaks to the press and others on a range of topics, such as director’s and officer’s liability, securities law, commercial litigation, accountants’ defense, law firm management and Internet litigation.


  • J.D., Yale Law School (1972)
  • M.B.A., University of Michigan (1968)
  • B.A., Columbia University (1967)


  • Junior Achievement of New York (Board Member)
  • American Bar Association (Business Law, Litigation and Antitrust sections)
  • Historical Society of New York Courts (Board Member)
  • City Bar Committee on Securities Litigation
  • New York State Bar Association (Commercial Litigation Section)


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