Gwendolyn R. Giblin
Gwendolyn (“Wendy”) Giblin has more than 20 years of experience litigating cases involving privacy rights, consumer rights, unfair business practices, investors’ rights, corporate governance, and antitrust matters. She has strong case assessment skills, as well as substantial experience with economic modeling and statistical analysis.
In addition to her law degree, Ms. Giblin holds an MBA and Doctorate in Business Administration, both earned with high honors. She has developed and taught graduate-level law and policy courses in business school MBA, MPA, and MSM programs. In 2011, Ms. Giblin was honored as Alumni Volunteer of the Year by Golden Gate University for establishing a program to keep new graduates of both the law and business schools actively engaged with the university after earning their degrees.
Ms. Giblin is also active in Toastmasters International, a professional organization focused on developing communication and leadership skills. She is currently serving as an Area Director, where she mentors several San Francisco-based clubs.
Ms. Giblin is admitted to practice in the State of California; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits; the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California; and the District of Colorado. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Mateo County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.
Recovered $117 million for investors in a software manufacturer that restated its financial statements by more than $500 million. Parallel investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigations resulted in substantial penalties and prison sentences
Recovered $85 million for investors in an action alleging improper accounting practices by a software company. Obtained favorable decision on an issue of first impression regarding discovery of testimony provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission (court holding that transcript of SEC testimony was within the “control” of witness based on SEC Rule providing the witness the right to request and obtain a copy)
Recovered $40 million for investors in fraud action arising from false statements in publicly-issued financial statements. Litigated many issues regarding the right to discover electronically stored information (ESI) and the ability to withhold documents generated during an internal investigation of accounting improprieties
Recovered $107 million for commodity purchasers in an antitrust class action alleging price fixing and international market allocation
Recovered $30 million for investors in company that understated its expenses and engaged in other accounting manipulations. Achieved favorable decision on issue of first impression involving the standing of an investment advisor to serve as a class representative
Recovered substantial percentage of losses claimed by limited partners in now-dissolved partnership invested in steel intermodal shipping containers. Company breached fiduciary duties and violated federal proxy requirements in its valuation and sale of partnership assets
Obtained recovery for shareholders in bankrupt company. Action alleged deficient internal controls and failure to properly integrate the accounting systems of newly acquired companies