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Dawn M. Wilson, Of Counsel
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

New York Attorney
Dawn M. Wilson, Of Counsel

Phone: 212.922.9250


Languages: English

Dawn M. Wilson is counsel in Ganfer & Shore’s Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation practice groups.

Ms. Wilson has extensive experience representing financial institutions, corporations and individuals in complex securities and commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and in enforcement proceedings by governmental agencies and self-regulatory organizations, such as the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, state attorney generals, and federal and state banking regulators.  She also has substantial experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of management and boards of directors, advising clients on policies and procedures, compliance programs and remedial measures, as well as assisting clients with responding to routine regulatory inquiries and reporting. 

Prior to joining Ganfer & Shore, Ms. Wilson was a partner with Alston & Bird LLP, and was previously associated with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and WilmerHale LLP. 


  • New York University School of Law (J.D.,1995)
  • Fordham University (B.A., 1992) 

Representative Cases

  • Represented investment banking syndicate in In re Refco multi-district securities litigation.
  • Defended prime broker in civil litigation and regulatory investigations arising out of bankruptcy of a hedge fund customer. 
  • Defended broker-dealer in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action concerning proprietary trading. 
  • Represented director and shareholder of a casino in dispute with board regarding inspection rights under Nevada law.
  • Defended commercial bank in Department of Justice investigation and prosecution regarding abandoned property.
  • Defended corporation against securities and ERISA class action suits arising out of investment of pension funds in corporation’s stock.
  • Represented trust company in class action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and securities violations in operation of securities lending program. 
  • Conducted internal investigation on behalf of investment bank concerning theft of funds by employee.
  • Represented issuers in connection with class actions arising out of mergers and acquisitions activity. 
  • Conducted internal investigation of broker-dealer regarding compliance with FINRA reporting requirements. 
  • Defended international metal company in fraud lawsuit with acquirer of subsidiary business.

Admissions And Memberships

  • New York State (1996)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2001)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2005)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2012)
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Contact This Firm

Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP

360 Lexington Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States

Law Firm Contact: Mark A. Berman

Tel: 212.922.9250

Fax: 212.922.9335



Member Since: 2004

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