Greg Wolfe


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Greg has represented plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving securities fraud, civil RICO, mergers and acquisitions, civil contempt, multijurisdictional legal and regulatory regimes, contractual interpretation, and partnership disputes. His clients include pharmaceutical companies, energy companies, hedge funds, financial advisers, venture capital funds, financial institutions, insurance companies, corporate officers, and high net worth individuals.

Representative Matters

Greg has represented clients in numerous high-stakes cases, including:

  • Currently representing Bausch Health, a multinational pharmaceutical company, and one of its subsidiaries, Salix, in a contract dispute with the former CEO of Salix over the termination of her unvested equity awards.
  • On behalf of a biotechnology company, securing the dismissal of a complex patent infringement suit brought by a multinational pharmaceutical company that sought over $500 million in damages.
  • Securing the dismissal of $3.5 billion civil RICO and $400 million civil contempt claims against a large financial institution.
  • Securing the dismissal of securities fraud class actions against an energy company and the former CEO of a large advertising company.

Greg has also litigated significant cases to favorable negotiated resolutions, including a breach of fiduciary duty action involving the sale of the largest federally subsidized housing complex in the United States and a historic securities fraud class action against an international client.

In his public interest practice, Greg has represented indigent criminal defendants in state and federal trial and appellate courts and has litigated on behalf of asylum applicants.

Affiliations & Academic Achievements

Greg is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Securities Litigation Committee. He also serves as a co-editor of Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through – Securities Litigation (USA) publication.

Greg earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an editor on the Columbia Law Review and as a research assistant for Professor Tim Wu. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2014)
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Editor, Columbia Law Review; Teaching Fellow, Contracts, Professor Charles Fried, Fall 2012; Teaching Fellow, Secured Transactions, Professor Avery Katz, Spring 2013; Research Assistant, Professor Tim Wu, “The Attention Merchants” (published in 2016)
  • Cornell University (B.A., History, Psychology, 2008)
    Cum laude

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Associate 2014-2016, 2017-2018

Law Clerk to the Hon. John G. Koeltl
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016-2017

  • State Bar of New York
  • United States District Court: Southern District of New York