Greg A. Danilow

Biography

Greg Danilow
Greg Danilow is a senior partner in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice. He focuses on securities, class action and derivative litigation, as well as counseling Boards, Board committees, and directors on corporate governance, securities, disclosure, and transactional matters. Mr. Danilow’s practice also includes litigation involving contests for corporate control, and a broad spectrum of complex business disputes at the trial and appellate levels, as well as representation in regulatory proceedings.

Mr. Danilow lectures on securities law matters, including such topics as class and derivative litigation, fiduciary duties of directors and insider trading. He has been recognized for his work in the securities litigation and corporate governance areas in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and Best Lawyers in America. He also has been regularly recommended by Legal 500 for his work in M&A litigation.

Mr. Danilow graduated from Lehigh University and Fordham University School of Law where he was an editor of the law review. Mr. Danilow was law clerk to Hon. John M. Cannella, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of General Electric Company, its senior executives, and/or its Board of Directors, in connection with multiple securities class actions, derivative claims, and fiduciary duty litigation, as well as corporate transactions and governance issues
  • Representation of General Electric Capital Corporation in RMBS-related litigation
  • Representation of Genworth Financial and/or its directors in connection with:
    • its $2.7 billion acquisition by China Oceanwide, as well as related disclosure litigation and fiduciary duty litigation in state and federal courts
    • securities class action litigation in Virginia federal court arising out of LTC reserving
    • Delaware breach of fiduciary duty litigation
  • Counsel to the related party transactions committee of the Board of Sears Holdings Corp.
  • Counsel to an independent committee of American Express in connection with a shareholder demand
  • Counsel to an independent committee of Massey Energy responding to a shareholder demand relating to a mining incident, and to an independent director in subsequent shareholder litigation
  • Counsel to Straight Path Communications Inc. in its $3.1 billion sale to Verizon Communications Inc. and related Delaware litigation

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