Gerry is a partner in the firm’s Global Corporate Group and serves as chairman of the firm's Securities Review Committee. He is a member of the firm’s Emerging Company practice and the Opinion Committee. He has over three decades of experience representing clients in equity and debt public offerings, private placements, VC and PE investments, M&A deals, joint ventures, financings, tender offers, and similar transactional and governance matters. His experience includes SEC registered public offerings as well as global offerings (Rule 144A / Regulation S) of companies listed in Hong Kong, spin-offs, restructurings and a variety of other transactions.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 1986, Graduate level coursework in Securities LL.M. Masters program
- Suffolk University Law School, 1984, J.D., cum laude
- University of Vermont, 1981, B.A., Economics
- New York
- New Jersey
- Member of NYSE MKT LLC Committee For Review - May 2003 to present
"Simply put: Gerry DiFiore is among the finest corporate lawyers in the country. My perspective on Gerry's talents comes from working on Wall Street for over 20 years, including many years in bulge bracket firms and as head of US Mergers and Acquisitions at a major investment bank. In this regard, I believe Gerry is the best M&A lawyer with whom I have ever worked. In addition, he has such an incredible breadth of knowledge in a wide variety of corporate and finance related areas that we and our Board consulted with him on virtually every aspect of our business including governance, capital raising, regulatory, banking, and personnel, among others. He is also an outstanding negotiator, incredibly hands-on in all aspects of a deal, always available whenever you need him, and a tremendous amount of fun to work with. I consider Gerry a key member of our team and a critical part of our success in the future. He will continue to be our first call for both legal expertise and sound business judgment. It is also important to note Gerry’s exceptional character which is obvious to all who work with him – and across from him -- and which permeates every aspect of his professional and personal life. Gerry's talents, intellect, character and humor win the loyalty of his clients and the deep respect of everyone on a deal, regardless of which side they may be on. Gerry is truly a unique individual in all respects and it is both an honor and a sincere privilege to call him a friend and colleague." – Founder and Managing Partner of a Private Equity Investment Firm