Gretchen works on all stages of litigation and has litigated a wide breadth of matters, including securities, broker-dealer, insurance, employment, bankruptcy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and white collar. She has represented a large hedge fund in a major insider trading investigation, a global insurance broker in an antitrust multidistrict litigation, a former CEO of a broker-dealer facing civil liability arising from Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges, a private equity firm in multiple post-closing disputes, including those concerning alleged securities fraud and breaches of representations and warranties, a real estate development and private equity fund in a breach of contract action, a global animal health company in a dispute over a long-term supply agreement dispute, a broker-dealer and technology solutions provider alleging corporate raid against former employees, a small-cap investment firm seeking a default judgment, a large medical device company in a medical malpractice suit, and a multinational media company in employment litigation.
Gretchen’s experience includes managing discovery, leading intensive fact investigations, taking and defending depositions, drafting complex briefs and motions, preparing for federal trial, arguing motions in federal and state court, leading mediation sessions, and counseling clients on a broad array of issues. In addition, Gretchen maintains an active pro bono practice, working with the Innocence Project on wrongful conviction cases and representing criminal defendants in federal court. In one case, Gretchen won permanent residence on behalf of a client in her battered spouse petition under the Violence Against Women Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Gretchen was a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she focused on white collar and insurance defense, and a boutique firm, where she litigated business disputes in the securities, real estate and employment fields.