A. Arnold Gershon, Partner
New York, NY

e: agershon@barrack.com
p: (212) 688-0782
f: (212) 688-0783

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A. Arnold Gershon

A. Arnold Gershon, Partner
New York, NY

e: agershon@barrack.com
p: (212) 688-0782
f: (212) 688-0783

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Alexander Arnold Gershon, partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, joined the firm’s New York office in 2006. For more than 35 years, Mr. Gershon’s practice has focused on representing plaintiffs in cases arising under the federal securities laws, state corporations laws, among others. He is an experienced civil litigator in federal and state courts representing investors in class actions, individual actions, and stockholders’ derivative actions.

Mr. Gershon’s broad experience has led to important contributions to the jurisprudence of class action settlements in cases such as National Super Spuds, Inc. v. New York Mercantile Exchange, 660 F.2d 9 (2d Cir. 1981). He has also helped to establish important standards in shareholder derivative actions: Seinfeld v. Barrett, 2006 WL 890909 (D. Del. 2006), and Vides v. Amelio, 265 F.Supp.2d 273 (S.D.N.Y. 2003) (exceptions to the demand requirement in stockholders’ derivative actions); Lewis v. Vogelstein, 699 A.2d 327 (Del.Ch. 1997), and Kaufman v. Beal, 1983 WL 20295 (Del.Ch. 1983) (standards for executive compensation). In addition, Mr. Gershon has contributed to the establishment of the standards of required disclosure under the federal securities laws when corporate stockholders are solicited to approve executive bonus plans seeking tax benefits under the Internal Revenue Code in Shaev v. Saper, 320 F.3d 373 (3d Cir. 2003).

Education:
  • New York University Law School (LL.M. (in Taxation), 1966)
  • Emory University Law School (LL.B. 1964)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. 1962)
Admissions:
  • New York, 1966
  • Georgia, 1964 (inactive)
  • Unites States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York