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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Charles Gilman

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Charles A. Gilman is a member of the firm's litigation practice group. Mr. Gilman has successfully litigated a wide variety of public and private matters of size and import in federal and state courts throughout the country, both at trial and on appeal. He frequently leads complex and multidistrict litigation, often involving parallel federal and state class actions and governmental investigations and proceedings, and has managed numerous and sensitive special and independent committee investigations concerning corporate fraud and mismanagement, insider trading, foreign payments and accounting restatements.


Court-Appointed Mediation Panels of U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Commercial Panel Arbitrator of American Arbitration Association.


The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1971, with honors
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1974

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Herbert Washer heads the litigation department at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, which stands out for its strength in securities, antitrust and insurance disputes and is a 'national leader the First Amendment space'. In a recent highlight, a team led by Bradley Bondi in Washington DC prevailed on behalf of client Global Power (now Williams Industrial) at the Northern District of Texas when the court dismissed, with prejudice, a putative shareholder class action. Charles Gilman and Tammy Roy acted for UBS entities and UBS spokesman Peter Stack in a high-profile defamation action brought by a former employee; the Supreme Court of New York granted the team's motions and dismissed the complaint. Joel Kurtzberg, Penny Windle and Landis Best are key contacts. Mentioned attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has a strong standing among investment banks, asset managers and hedge funds, though it also represents many blue-chip corporates in  securities litigation. The firm is lead defense counsel for major investment banks including Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in high-profile cases. Charles Gilman and David Januszewski acted for Deutsche Bank in a securities fraud class action, in which plaintiffs allege that statements concerning the Bank’s AML procedures and control environment were materially false and misleading. Star partner Herbert Washer represented Credit Suisse in civil litigation arising from alleged manipulation of Libor, in which the firm was praised for 'pursuing some unique theories and clearing many cases with novel thinking'. 'Client service is what counts and the firm responds to clients' needs', says one source. Also recommended are David Wishengrad, up-and-coming partners Sheila Ramesh and Jason Hall, and Washington DC-based regulatory enforcement specialist Bradley Bondi. Unless otherwise stated, lawyers are based in New York.

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