Margot G. Bloom counsels clients in their disputes concerning mergers and acquisitions, including commercial contracts and indemnification issues, as well as securities litigation. While Margot handles litigation across several industries, she primarily represents financial services and manufacturing industries, advising on all phases of litigation—from commencement through trial and appeals. Clients are chemical manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, financial advisory firms, securities broker-dealers, former brokers, and other broker-dealers. Margot defends publicly held companies and their directors in shareholders’ class and derivative actions.
Active in pro bono work, Margot has represented a foreign national in a successful petition for political asylum, incarcerated individuals, and several nonprofit organizations.
During law school, Margot served as a judicial intern to Judge Joseph McLaughlin of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Represented an international chemical and gas manufacturer in a five-week trial defending complex contractual indemnification litigation concerning post-acquisition environmental claims at former facilities, stemming from the client's sale of a business unit.
Represented a a nationally known financial advisory firm and two individuals in a case pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky alleging breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the conduct of the Chapter 11 case of a coal company in Eastern Kentucky.
Represented a pharmaceutical company in a putative shareholder class action arising out of the FDA approval process for a New Drug Application.
Represented broker-dealers and other clients outside the financial services industry in various commercial arbitrations before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.
Represented issuers, broker-dealers, and individual clients in enforcement matters before the SEC, FINRA, and state securities commissions.
University of Michigan, 2001, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
University of Michigan Law School, 2004, J.D., Order of the Coif, Magna Cum Laude
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Clerkship to Judge Joseph McLaughlin of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2002 - 2003)