Maria Gall

Partner

gallm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 702.868.7535
Fax 702.471.7070
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 have included multi-national banks, health care companies, pharmaceutical and energy companies, and international construction corporations, as well as directors, officers, and significant stockholders of both publicly traded and privately held corporations.

Maria began her career in New York City with a multi-national law firm. She then served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky, College of Law, teaching courses in business organization (corporations), international human rights law, and professional responsibility before returning to the practice of law. Maria also guest lectures at the University of Nevada on topics concerning business organizations.

Additionally, she maintains an active pro bono litigation practice.

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
  • Represented a significant stockholder of a public company in a books and records action to obtain information in connection with a proxy contest 
  • Represented a private corporation and its directors and officers in a lawsuit alleging securities violations and breach of fiduciary duty for purported misrepresentations in connection with a private placement of stock
  • Represented a joint venture in the enforcement of a multi-million dollar judgment against a judgment debtor's cash and assets transferred to multiple foreign jurisdictions
  • Represented a multi-national modular construction company in a complex, contractual dispute involving deficiencies and delays as a result of its subcontractors' alleged failure to adhere to agreed-upon specifications and production deadlines
  • Represented a multi-state owner-operator of long-term care facilities in a breach of contract action against its general contractor alleging significant construction defects in the building of its flagship facility

Judicial Clerkships

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

Board Memberships

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

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

Publications & 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

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)

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