Maria Gall

Partner
Las Vegas

Maria Gall is a member of the firm's Litigation Department and its Securities Enforcement and Corporate Governance Litigation Group.

She is an experienced litigator in the business sector, with a particular focus on corporate governance and securities litigation, as well as contractual liability, complex construction disputes, and high-value post-judgment collection matters.

Maria has represented companies ranging from start-ups to those listed on the Fortune 50. Her clients cross a wide spectrum of industries and have included private equity and hedge funds, multi-national banks, health care companies, pharmaceutical and energy companies, international construction corporations, cannabis companies, as well as directors, officers, and significant stockholders of both publicly traded and privately held corporations.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Represented a private corporation and its directors in an action seeking the appointment of a receiver due to alleged mismanagement and insolvency 
  • Represented directors of a global pharmaceutical company in federal securities and ERISA class actions and derivative litigation relating to the marketing and sale of certain classes of drugs 
  • Represented a significant stockholder of a public company in an action alleging a direct claim for breach of fiduciary duty resulting from a reverse-split of the company's stock

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Charles R. Simpson III, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2006-2007

Professional Activities

Ballard Spahr's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Speaking Engagements

"Towards the Heart of the Sport: A Sporting Perspective on Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. American Quarter Horse Association," Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014-15

External Marketing: How to Promote Yourself to Your Colleagues and Potential Clients, Kentucky Defense Council 2015 Fall Seminar & Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky

Board Memberships & Community Service

Advisory Council, Kentucky Governor's School of the Arts, 2014-16

Board of Directors, Kentucky Law Journal Association, 2007-09

Credentials 

Education

The London School of Economics & Political Science (MSc. 2013)
Presidential Management Fellow

University of Kentucky (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
Kentucky Law Journal, production editor

Vanderbilt University (B.Mus., magna cum laude, 2002)

Admissions

Nevada

New York

Kentucky

Tennessee

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York