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Robert F. Serio is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’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 and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© and New York Super Lawyers. From 2004 to 2015, he served a Co-Partner in Charge of the Firm’s New York office.
Mr. Serio is a co-author of the Practising Law Institute’s leading treatise on securities litigation entitled Securities Litigation: 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 law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1980. Mr. Serio is a member of the New York and California Bars.
Mr. Serio has successfully represented numerous underwriters in securities class action lawsuits involving more than $70 billion in mortgage pass-through certificates, including:
Mr. Serio has represented financial institutions and directors in litigation matters arising from the collapses of Enron and Adelphia.
In addition, he has represented numerous other companies in securities class action lawsuits, including Cincinnati Bell, Inc.; Veeco Instruments, Inc.; The FINOVA Group, Inc.; and Citiscape Corporation.
University of California - Los Angeles - 1985 Juris Doctor
Harvard University - 1980 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar