Gregory Varallo

Partner at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Gregory Varallo

Gregory Varallo

Partner at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Biography

Gregory V. Varallo
Director
Gregory V. Varallo focuses his practice on complex corporate and business litigation, corporate governance and corporate transactions. He has litigated numerous complex business disputes in the Delaware courts and has also appeared on behalf of the firm's clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Greg is a director in the firm and vice chair of the Corporate Department.

A frequent author and speaker at numerous seminars and institutes, Greg has been published in The Business Lawyer, The Securities Regulation Law Journal, M&A Lawyer, Corporate Governance Advisor, Insights and Business Law Today. He has been a panelist at the annual Securities Regulation Law Institute (PLI), as well as various PLI, ABA and other programs and institutes.

Representative Experience
Significant matters in which Greg has served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel include:

Lead counsel in first confidential Chancery arbitrations
Lead counsel for the tobacco industry in Delaware in connection with the entry of the landmark consent decree between that industry and the state attorneys general
PL Capital, LLC v. Central Bancorp, Inc., No. 03-0554 BLS, Van Gestle, J. (Mass. Super. June 30, 2003), in which the client succeeded in enjoining and then defeating the first attempted use of the "poison pill" or stockholder rights plan against a stockholder
Lead counsel in Frontier v. Holly, 2005 WL 1039027 (Del. Ch.), where the court concluded that the filing of mass tort litigation in California was not a "material adverse effect" under a merger agreement
Teleglobe v. BCE, Inc., Adv. Pro. No. 04-53733 (MFW), mediated settlement for client after five years of litigation in the federal courts resulting in $40 million cash and more than $500 million in claims waived
Selectica, Inc. v. Versata Enterprises, Inc. and Trilogy, Inc., 2010 WL 703062 (Del. Ch. Feb. 26, 2010), aff'd, 5 A.3d 586 (Del. Oct. 4, 2010), successful lead trial and appellate counsel in case involving first actual use of poison pill rights plan
Professional and Community Activities
American Bar Association
Subcommittee on Corporate Counseling and Litigation, Past Chair
Task Force on Litigation Reform and Rules Revision, Past Co-Chair
Task Force on Stockholder Meetings
The Business Lawyer, Editorial Advisory Board, Past Member
Professional Recognition
Chambers USA
Benchmark Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America
Lawdragon
Super Lawyers
Who’s Who Legal
Pro Bono Activities
The Ministry of Caring, Inc., Board of Directors
Practice Areas
Chancery / Corporate Litigation
Special Committees
Education
J.D., Temple University School of Law, President, Moot Court, 1983
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1980
Admitted to Practice
Delaware
United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit
United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

Overview
Career Highlights

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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4

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Director at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Director at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Director at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Director & President at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Director, Limited Liability Company & Partnership Advisory Group at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Director, Executive Vice President at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Chair, Litigation Department at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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General Counsel at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Director at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Chair, General Transactions Group at Richards, Layton & Finger PA

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1983

Temple University Beasley School of Law is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The faculty is dedicated to preparing students to enter and continue in the legal profession with the highest level of skill possible, with a firm commitment to principles of professional responsibility, and with a sense of personal obligation to lead and to serve the communities in which they live and practice. We are dedicated to our traditional ideal of making opportunities for legal education accessible to talented students who might otherwise not have the opportunity and those who might encounter barriers due to race, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, or other personal characteristics. The Law School seeks to maintain and strengthen our longstanding tradition of accessibility and diversity in order to pursue the goals of excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.

B.A.
Class of 1980

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Career History
Partner
2019 - Current

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP ("BLB&G") prosecutes class and private actions nationwide on behalf of individual and institutional clients. Since our founding in 1983, we have obtained many of the largest monetary recoveries in history - over $25 billion on behalf of investors. Working with our clients, we have also used the litigation process to achieve precedent-setting reforms which have increased market transparency, held wrongdoers accountable and improved corporate business practices in groundbreaking ways

Legal Co-Counsel
Current

THE MINISTRY OF CARING, INC. IS DEDICATED TO SERVING THE NEEDS OF THE HOMELESS AND THE POOR.

Director & President
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Editorial Advisory Board
Prior
Member, Task Force on Stockholder Meetings
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$350
2001

Former Vice President at Office of the Vice President Under Barack Obama

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Nielsen NV purchases Nielsen Audio, Inc.

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Jefferies Financial Group, Inc. purchases Jefferies Group LLC

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Angelo, Gordon & Co. LP (Private Equity Group), JAMG LLC purchase Benihana, Inc.

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