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Gregory M. Egleston

Gregory M. Egleston received his bachelor's degree in 1992 from Fordham University (magna cum laude), his master's degree in 1994 from Columbia University, and received his J.D. in 1997 from New York Law School.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Egleston had his own law firm and prior to that, Mr. Egleston was an attorney specializing in securities class action litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and consumer fraud litigation at a prominent Manhattan plaintiffs' class action firm. Mr. Egleston has worked on many high profile class actions such as:

Mayer v. Administrative Committee of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Retirement Plans (N.D. Il.)
   ($7.75 million settlement);
In re YRC Worldwide Inc. ERISA Litig. (D. Kan.) ($6.5 million settlement);
In re Schering-Plough Corp. Enhance ERISA Litig., Civil Action No.: 08cv-1432 (D.N.J.) ($12.25
   Million Settlement);
In re Popular Inc. ERISA Litig., Master File: 3:09-cv-01552-ADC (D. Puerto Rico) ($8.2 Million
In re General Growth Properties, Inc. ERISA Litig., Master File No.: 08-cv-6680 (N.D. Ill.) ($5.75
   Million Settlement);
Morrison v. MoneyGram Int'l, Inc., et al., 08-cv-1121 (D. of Minn.) (Lead Counsel) ($4.5 Million
In re Deutsche Telekom A.G. Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($120 million settlement);
In re Willbros Group, Inc. Sec. Litig. (S.D. Tex.) ($10.5 million settlement);
In re Lumenis Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($20.1 million settlement);
In re Royal Dutch/Shell Transport Sec. Litig. (D.N.J.) ($130 million settlement);
In re Marsh & McClennan Companies, Inc. Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($400 Million settlement); and
In re United Global Comm., Inc. Shareholder Litig. (Delaware Chancery Court) ($25 million
   recovery in going-private transactions).

Mr. Egleston was also involved in a high profile landlord/tenant action entitled Roberts v. Tishman Speyer, L.P., et al., N.Y. Sup. Ct., Index No. 07600475. The core legal issue was whether landlords could permissibly deregulate and charge market rents for certain so-called "luxury" apartment units in these complexes in years in which the landlords were simultaneously receiving tax abatements from New York City known as "J-51" benefits. The Court of Appeals ruled that the New York statutory scheme prevents landlords of rent stabilized buildings from charging market rents while receiving J-51 benefits for as long as they continue to receive those tax benefits. The action recently settled for $68.8 million.

Mr. Egleston is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and Connecticut. He is also admitted to practice before the Bars of the federal district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.

He can be reached at: gegleston@gme-law.com.


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