For more than two decades, I've cultivated a finely tuned set of skills in the litigation arena that allows me to pinpoint optimal tactical approaches, particularly in large, complex lawsuits. Clients know I’ll carefully shape strategies to fit their business goals, and they trust me to plot the right course and adeptly steer them through to resolution.
Trial lawyer Gerry Griffin advocates vigorously for clients in commercial, patent, securities, and bankruptcy litigation, representing companies and tax-exempt organizations in federal and state courts and in U.S. and international arbitrations and mediations. In addition to handling complex litigation, he also advises domestic, foreign, and tax-exempt entities in business transactions in the United States.
Securities companies and individuals facing civil and criminal investigations of alleged violations of federal and state securities and tax laws or civil litigation of securities transactions rely on Gerry’s steady, informed guidance. He counsels Japanese and other overseas pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement, ANDA, and related class action and antitrust litigation and also helps domestic and foreign entities and banking institutions that deal with matters in the federal bankruptcy courts.
With more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation, Gerry enjoys the excitement and sports-like competition inherent in these high-stakes disputes. Additionally, he appreciates the unique and ever-changing nature of the cases, the intellectual challenges they provide, and the variety of matters, platforms, personalities, and scenarios that he must carefully navigate to best advance his clients’ interests. Clients benefit from Gerry’s ability to know exactly what discovery to look for, draft proper requests, prepare thoroughly for depositions of key witnesses, and elicit the relevant facts necessary to prove claims or defenses with persuasive arguments in the courtroom or around the negotiation table.
Gerry brings essential professional qualities such as responsiveness, diligence, thoughtfulness, and keen judgment to his practice and develops good rapport with the people with whom he interacts and serves. He believes it’s crucial that he’s always entirely candid with clients, ensuring that they have a complete grasp of all the merits of their cases. Gerry translates the seemingly foreign language of legalese to these non-lawyers and makes sure they understand the key points clearly. He also puts his well-honed writing abilities to work in drafting potent briefs for a range of venues, from low-level courts to the U.S. Supreme Court.