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Greg Danilow

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Greg Danilow is a senior partner in the Securities Litigation Practice and concentrates in securities, class action and derivative litigation, as well as board and special committee counseling. His practice includes litigation in contests for corporate control, and a broad spectrum of complex business, securities and corporate litigation, at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Danilow also provides representation in regulatory proceedings and counseling in the fields of business, securities, corporate law and corporate governance. Representative clients include GE and CBS.


Lehigh University (BA, 1970); Fordham Law School (JD, 1974).

United States: Dispute resolution

M&A litigation: defense

Within: M&A litigation: defense

‘Superstar’ John Neuwirth and the team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York ‘consistently produce high-quality work and provide valuable advice; they are responsive, deal oriented and cost conscious, while taking client service very seriously’. Neuwirth and ‘lion of the bar’ Joseph Allerhand lead the M&A litigation practice. Among Neuwirth’s highlights was victory in a landmark trial for Fidelity National Financial in an appraisal case in Delaware in which the deal price for its $4.2bn acquisition of Lender Processing Services was confirmed. Jonathan Polkes secured a significant victory for Archstone in a $4bn class action arising from the $22bn acquisition of Archstone-Smith Trust by affiliates of Lehman Brothers and Tishman Speyer Development Corporation in 2007; after 10 years of litigation the Colorado District Court granted summary judgment and dismissed all counts. Greg Danilow has 40 years’ experience in securities and class action litigation and is acting for Straight Path Communications in a Delaware suit relating to its $3bn acquisition by Verizon Communications.

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