Mary C. Gill - Alston & Bird LLP

Mary C. Gill

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

With 30 years of experience, Mary Gill is the senior woman in the Securities Litigation Group. She has been lead counsel in securities litigation, financial services litigation and complex transaction-related litigation across the country. Mary is highly experienced in representing companies and financial institutions and their officers and directors in investigations and enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and other regulatory agencies. Mary was also a member of the executive committee that led the Enron investigation on behalf of the Bankruptcy Examiner.

Ms. Gill is the chair of Alston & Bird’s Women’s Initiative and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Diversity Committee. She also serves as the advisor for the firm’s Alternative Career Path Policy. She is a frequent speaker on diversity and issues relating to the retention of women in the law profession. Mary has been named as the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta for Regulatory Enforcement and 2013 “Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation” by Best Lawyers in America. She has consistently been selected as one of the “Top 50 Women” lawyers in Georgia in the Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.

Indiana UniversityBA 1980Emory UniversityJ.D. 1983
The Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Chair of Governance Committee Lamar Inns of Court State Bar of Georgia Business Litigation Subcommittee

Case History

  • Counsel to directors and officers of distressed or closed financial institutions in California, Iowa, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico.
  • Lead trial counsel to the founder and former CEO of a public health care company in a securities and accounting fraud trial that resulted in a defense verdict after a five-week trial.
  • Successful defense of a public telecommunications company in litigation challenging a pending $800 million merger.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) of the Atlanta Metro Area
Mary C. Gill has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Female