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Gillian Kassner
Gillian Kassner
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, consumer product, media/entertainment, 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.
  • Representation of Samsung Electronics in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against allegations of infringement on LED technologies.
  • Representation of major financial institutions in government-led investigations related to fraud and corruption.
  • Representation of major consumer product retailer in trade secret litigation in the Southern District of New York.

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.