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Gerald P. Meyer

Gerald Meyer’s practice focuses on complex business litigation, white collar criminal matters and investigations, and appellate litigation. He has represented businesses, senior corporate officials, and individuals in a broad array of subject matters, including securities litigation, class actions, antitrust law, and constitutional law. He has tried cases to verdict and drafted and argued dispositive, discovery, and evidentiary motions in trial courts across the country. He has argued appeals before the Seventh Circuit, and has briefed appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States and numerous courts of appeals. 

Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Meyer was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago. He has represented companies and individuals in a wide range of tax planning matters, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings, and issues involving tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Meyer also served as a law clerk to Judge Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge G. Steven Agee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Representative Matters

  • Corporate directors in derivative litigation over alleged fraud and breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Two large media companies and their officers in antitrust class action litigation
  • A large company and its corporate officers in litigation alleging fraud in connection with failed merger
  • A large media company and one of its officers in connection with litigation concerning issues of executive compensation, breaches of fiduciary duties, and fraud
  • Major news organization in litigation concerning an alleged breach of contract
  • Global financial institutions pursuing RMBS "putback" suits against mortgage originators and other responsible parties in state and federal courts
  • Financial institutions and investors in litigation concerning large cross-border bond transaction
  • A health insurance company in taxpayer derivative litigation over alleged fraud and breach of contract
  • A class of investors in a global brand asserting claims for securities fraud
  • Whistleblowers in relating information on securities fraud violations to the SEC
  • An investment company in connection with a contract dispute concerning the launch of a new fund
  • A medical service corporation and its officers in a breach of contract dispute
  • Investment company in evaluation of various potential claims
  • Overseas company in confirmation of arbitral award
  • A prominent physician facing charges of conspiracy and receipt of kickbacks in a federal criminal jury trial
  • A prominent politician facing charges of public corruption in federal criminal proceedings
  • Individual convicted of bank and wire fraud on appeal and on remand in post-conviction proceedings
  • A small business owner in connection with investigations by the United States Attorney’s Office and United States Department of Homeland Security
  • A large telecommunications company in a patent appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Individuals in various civil rights litigation against federal and state authorities
  • A sovereign nation in Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act litigation before the Seventh Circuit and United States Supreme Court
  • National teacher’s union, school boards’ association, and superintendents’ association as amici in Title VII litigation before the United States Supreme Court
  • A medical device company in a petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court

News & Appearances

  • Telling Client’s Story During Litigation Is Key to His Success, Emerging Lawyers Magazine (Apr. 2020) (by Ashley Mizuo)
  • Gerald Meyer Is a Storyteller at Heart, Modern Counsel (Oct. 21, 2019) (by Sara Deeter)

Publications

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable G. Steven Agee, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Honors & Awards

40 Under Forty, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2018

Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2018, 2019

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

Editor-in-Chief, University of Illinois Law Review

Order of the Coif

Rickert Awards for Academic Excellence and Excellence in Legal Writing

Azusa Pacific University, B.A., English Literature

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 7th, 9th, and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

The Chicago American Inn of Court

The Chicago Bar Association, Member

Seventh Circuit Bar Association, Member

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