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Gillian Kassner
Gillian Kassner
Associate
New York +1 212 841 1206 gkassner@cov.com Download V-card

Gillian Kassner is New York-based litigator with experience in all stages of commercial and other complex litigation.

Drawing on a technical background and experience in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Ms. Kassner plays active roles in the representation of clients in the financial services and electronics industries as they tackle their most challenging litigation issues. She has handled all aspects of discovery, witness preparation, trial readiness, and legal briefing. Ms. Kassner has played a leading role in a multi-week trial, including the cross-examination of a major witness, and has represented clients in five trials since 2016.

  • Defense of a former executive and officer of a large consulting firm in an employment arbitration trial involving breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims in New York. 
  • Defense of General Electric in patent infringement jury trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania involving conservation voltage reduction technology.
  • Representing Samsung Electronics in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against allegations of infringement on LED technologies.
  • Representing major financial institutions in government-led investigations related to fraud and corruption.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of an individual in a § 1983 action against the City of New York.
  • Representation of transgender woman in Title VII action against her employer.