Admissions

  • California
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • District of Colorado

Education

  • Golden Gate University,
    • Ageno Graduate School of Business, Doctor of Business Administration, 2013 (high honors)
  • Golden Gate University,
    • Ageno Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 2007 (high honors)
  • Golden Gate University,
    • School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • University of California,
    • Berkeley, 1995, B.A.

Honors & Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Golden Gate University, Alumni Board of Directors, October 2011
  • Outstanding Student, Golden Gate University Executive MBA program, 2007
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, April 2014

Gwendolyn (“Wendy”) Giblin focuses her practice on complex business litigation, including privacy rights, consumer class actions, environmental matters, and corporate governance. Ms. Giblin brings to the firm strong case assessment skills, developed through more than 20 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Giblin holds an MBA and Doctorate in Business Administration, both earned with high honors. She has developed and taught graduate-level law and policy courses in business school MBA, MPA, and MSM programs.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Recovered $117 million for investors in a software manufacturer that restated its financial statements by more than $500 million. Parallel investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigations resulted in substantial penalties and prison sentences.
  • Recovered $85 million for investors in an action alleging improper accounting practices by a software company. Obtained favorable decision on an issue of first impression regarding discovery of testimony provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission (court holding that transcript of SEC testimony was within the "control" of witness based on SEC Rule providing the witness the right to request and obtain a copy)
  • Recovered $40 million for investors in fraud action arising from false statements in publicly-issued financial statements. Litigated many issues regarding the right to discover electronically stored information (ESI) and the ability to withhold documents generated during an internal investigation of accounting improprieties.
  • Recovered $107 million for commodity purchasers in an antitrust class action alleging price fixing and international market allocation.
  • Recovered $30 million for investors in company that understated its expenses and engaged in other accounting manipulations. Achieved favorable decision on issue of first impression involving the standing of an investment advisor to serve as a class representative.
  • Recovered substantial percentage of losses claimed by limited partners in now-dissolved partnership invested in steel intermodal shipping containers. Company breached fiduciary duties and violated federal proxy requirements in its valuation and sale of partnership assets.
  • Obtained recovery for shareholders in bankrupt company. Action alleged deficient internal controls and failure to properly integrate the accounting systems of newly acquired companies.

Community/Civic Activities

Volunteer / former Board Member, Tri-Valley Fix Our Ferals

Publications

Professional Affiliations

San Mateo County Bar Association (Business/Business Litigation Section; Women Lawyers' Section)

San Francisco Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys of California

Federal Bar Association

Toastmasters International, June 2002-present

Golden Gate University Doctoral Alumni Association, January 2012-2014