Caitlin Giaimo

Associate

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  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2013; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Certificate of Achievement; Human Rights Fellowship; Social Justice Initiative Honors; Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, submissions editor; Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, articles editor and copyright/online editor
  • MSt (English Language and Literature), with distinction, University of Oxford, 2007
  • AB (English and Creative Writing, Certificate in Spanish), high departmental honors, Princeton University, 2006; Phi Beta Kappa; Nassau Literary Review, poetry editor

Qualifications

  • New York, 2014

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2015
  • Honorable Steven M. Gold, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York City Bar Association, Communications and Media Law Committee

Caitlin Giaimo

Associate

Caitlin Giaimo is an associate in the litigation & enforcement group. Caitlin focuses her practice on investigations, prosecutions, and other enforcement activity related to market misconduct or potential violations of the federal securities laws. In addition, she has substantial experience conducting investigations, reviews and litigating complex commercial disputes. Her clients include hedge funds, private equity firms, global financial institutions, and other investment advisers as well as public and private companies, non-profits and individuals in all phases of litigation and regulatory enforcement. Caitlin draws on her litigation experience to advise clients on their fiduciary duties, conflicts of interests, trading practices, and fee and expense disclosures under the federal securities laws, often in connection with government investigations.

Caitlin has completed intensive trial skill training through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the firm, Caitlin externed at the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and clerked at the Eastern District of New York. At Columbia Law School, she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and earned a Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Certificate of Achievement. She was a chair of the Courtroom Advocacy Project, where she provided legal support for victims of domestic violence, a litigation team member at the Environmental Law Clinic, where she litigated Open Public Records Act disputes, and a research assistant for the Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts. Prior to law school, Caitlin worked as a Trial Preparation Assistant at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She holds a Masters of Studies in English Language and Literature with distinction from the University of Oxford, where she rowed for Linacre College.

Experience

Caitlin’s experience includes representation of:

Securities and Futures Enforcement

  • Numerous private equity fund managers, hedge funds, mutual funds and other investment advisers in connection with SEC examinations and enforcement matters, where her work includes responding to exams, investigative subpoenas and enforcement investigations, drafting responses to deficiency letters and Wells notices, and negotiating settlement with the SEC on favorable terms
  • Multinational financial services firm in responding to regulatory and exam inquiries

Government and Internal Investigations

  • Investment adviser regarding potential whistleblower allegations of fraud and violations of the securities laws
  • Investment advisers in investigations related to potential insider trading
  • Multinational medical device corporation in connection with foreign corrupt practices investigation involving countries across South America and a related monitorship
  • Private equity firm in enforcement inquiry related to disclosure of conflicts of interest related to receipt of fees

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Fortune 500 company in a business-critical contract dispute that proceeded from pleading to trial on an expedited five-month time table
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of New York
  • Broker-dealer in Delaware Chancery court case involving claims for indemnification, breach of contract, and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Multinational corporation responding to card brand inquiries and defending card issuer class action litigation stemming from a data security breach
  • Corporate client and its board of directors in resolving merger & acquisition related shareholder litigation

Pro Bono

  • Plaintiffs in class action regarding unlawful use of force in city jails
  • Defendant in felon-in-possession federal criminal action and suppression hearing
  • The National Innocence Project in launching a firm-wide case screening initiative
  • An individual in a contract dispute through a Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts representation
  • An individual on violation of supervised release before the Southern District of New York who secured a favorable drug diversion outcome and early termination of supervised release

Publications

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