NEW YORK CITY, January 10, 2007 — LAWFUEL – The international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP continued its New York expansion today with the announcement that partner Gerald D. Silver has rejoined the firm’s litigation practice. Silver concentrates his practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex contractual matters, significant employment disputes, securities, corporate governance and banking matters, technology, outsourcing and intellectual property disputes.
“We are very pleased to welcome Gerry back to the firm,” said Jonathan Goldstein, managing partner of the firm’s New York office. “The experience he gained serving in a leading role at a global corporation and handling many complex litigations during his previous tenure at Winston & Strawn will be instrumental in ensuring that we continue to deliver seamless, quality services to our clients.”
Most recently, Silver served as associate general counsel and head of litigation at Capgemini North America, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. In this role, Silver actively handled, directed and managed all actual or potential litigations, arbitrations, mediations, government investigations or inquiries, and other proceedings.
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Before joining Capgemini, Silver was a partner at Winston & Strawn and served as lead counsel in numerous trial and arbitrations for major companies. His client representations include officers, directors and preferred stockholders in proxy, corporate governance, minority-majority, and dissolution disputes under Delaware and/or New York law; franchisee/franchisor disputes; banks, mutual, hedge and private equity funds, and high net worth individuals in securities fraud litigation; and lenders in workout and foreclosure actions. Silver has defended numerous class actions brought under the securities laws and the FLSA for overtime/wage compensation. He handled numerous employment discrimination and theft of trade secrets disputes, conducted internal corporate investigations, and worked on many major property damage/personal injury litigations as well.
Silver’s professional affiliations include the Federal Bar Counsel, Association of Corporate Counsel, The New York County Lawyers and Entertainment and Intellectual Property Committee. He is also a member of the Incorporated Village of Roslyn Planning Board. He earned his juris doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was an associate editor for the Fordham Law Review, and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with more than 850 attorneys in nine offices including Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Geneva and Moscow. More information about the firm is available on the firm’s website at www.winston.com.