Mary Eaton is co-head of the securities and shareholder litigation practice at Freshfields. Mary has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on securities class actions, shareholder derivative claims and other complex business disputes. Mary regularly represents issuers, boards of directors, board committees and senior management across a broad spectrum of industries (including financial services, private equity, asset management and technology) in a wide variety of disputes in federal and state courts across the country. In addition to her substantial trial experience, Mary regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance and corporate governance matters.
Mary received her LL.B. from Queen`s University, following which she clerked for Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada. Mary received her J.S.D. and LL.M both from Columbia Law School.
In addition to her recognition by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” for Securities Litigation, Mary is perennially ranked among leading litigators by Chambers USA, and is recognized by The Legal 500 US and Best Lawyers in America. In 2019, the American Bar Association awarded Mary the Stonewall Award for her contributions to the advancement of LGBT individuals and issues.
Mary’s recent representations include:
Updated Sep 2021