Robert F. Serio is a Partner-in-Charge in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a Co-Chair of the Firm’s national Securities Litigation Practice Group. His practice involves complex commercial and business litigation, with an emphasis on securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, SEC enforcement matters, ERISA litigation and corporate investigations. Mr. Serio is consistently ranked as one of the top securities litigators in New York, he has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.
He currently represents numerous underwriters in securities class action lawsuits involving more than $70 billion in mortgage pass-through certificates. He has represented investment banking firms in connection with various securities and bankruptcy litigation matters, including prevailing in a class action filed in the Southern District of New York involving the sale of $2 billion of real estate partnership interests.
He has represented financial institutions and directors in litigation matters arising from the collapses of Enron, Adelphia and Bear Stearns. In addition, he has represented numerous companies in securities class action lawsuits, including Merrill Lynch; Bear Stearns; The First American Corporation; Cincinnati Bell, Inc.; Veeco Instruments, Inc.; The FINOVA Group Inc.; and Citiscape Corporation.
Mr. Serio is a co-author of Practising Law Institute’s leading treatise on securities litigation entitled Securities Litigations: A Practitioner’s Guide. Routinely, he has been a guest lecturer on securities-related developments where he has presented on such topics as “Trends in Securities Litigation.”
Mr. Serio received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Harvard University in 1980, and a law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1985. Mr. Serio is a member of the New York and California Bars.