Gidon Caine is a Silicon Valley partner on Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Team and concentrates on securities and corporate governance litigation. Gidon represents issuers, directors, officers, venture capitalists, mutual funds, and investment advisers in securities class actions, corporate governance matters, derivative litigation, fiduciary duty litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, criminal and SEC matters, matters before self-regulatory organizations, internal investigations, arbitration proceedings, prelitigation counseling, and commercial matters.
Gidon has been interviewed on CNBC and quoted in USA Today on securities and corporate governance issues. He has also been a presenter at the Practising Law Institute.
He has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as being a “thorough and creative” lawyer who “has an incredible command of the facts and can present them in a simple and coherent manner.” He has been recognized as “a comforting ally in very difficult times,” someone his clients can rely on for his “excellent technical” approach.
Gidon earned his J.D. in 1988 from New York University, where he was the notes and comments editor for the Journal of International Law & Politics, and his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1988 to 1989.