Bet the Company! How to Thrive in Complex Commercial Litigation | Gerald Meyer | #43

by | Apr 6, 2022 | Attorney, Firm, Law Firm, Litigation

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Bet the Company! How to Thrive in Complex Commercial Litigation | Gerald Meyer | #43

by Dave Lorenzo

How to Thrive in Complex Commercial Litigation

If you are a lawyer, you’ll love this show. If you are a litigator, you should watch Dave Lorenzo’s interview with Gerald Meyer. Gerald is an accomplished litigator who has prepared and tried cases at every level – including the United States Supreme Court. During this Inside BS Show, Gerald shares how these cases are prepared, how he sources them and what is the most harrowing aspect of “Bet The Company” litigation.


00:00 – Introduction to Bet the Company Litigation
01:20 – What is Complex Commercial Litigation?
03:40 – How did Gerald Meyer Get into Complex Commercial Litigation?
06:35 – How Does Starting as a Transactional Lawyer Make You a Better Litigator?
09:30 – How White Collar Criminal Defense Helps Make a Lawyer Better at Civil Litigation
13:00 – What is a Paper Case?
15:00 – Is there an Emotional Difference for an Attorney When Representing an Individual vs. a Company? 
16:30 – Gerald Shares Some Tough Conversations He’s Had With Clients
20:00 – When You Have a Tough Case, When Do You Advise the Client to Settle?
27:30 – What Are Differences Between State and Federal Court Proceedings?
33:15 – How Do You Write a Brief for the United States Supreme Court?
35:00 – What is the Internal Process for Reviewing a Case That Will Go Before the Supreme Court?
37:30 – Interesting Tip: Review with People Who Clerked for the Judges
38:30 – How to Attract Complex Commercial Litigation Cases
40:30 – What is Gerald Meyers Most Proud of in His Career?
42:00 – What is Gerald Most Excited About in the Practice of Law?

Gerald Meyer (312) 450.6714…

About Gerald Meyer

Gerald Meyer’s practice focuses on complex business litigation, white collar criminal matters and investigations, and appellate litigation. He has represented businesses, senior corporate officials, and individuals in a broad array of subject matters, including securities litigation, class actions, antitrust law, and constitutional law. He has tried cases to verdict and drafted and argued dispositive, discovery, and evidentiary motions in trial courts across the country. He has argued appeals before the Seventh Circuit, and has briefed appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States and numerous courts of appeals. Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Meyer was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Chicago. He has represented companies and individuals in a wide range of tax planning matters, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings, and issues involving tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Meyer also served as a law clerk to Judge Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge G. Steven Agee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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