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Senior Vice President, Operations
Stephen J. Cirami, GCG's Senior Vice President of Operations, leads GCG's East Coast Operational division, overseeing all class action administrations handled out of our headquarters in New York. Having handled all varieties of class actions as a practicing attorney (including securities, antitrust, product liability, consumer fraud and human rights) and now overseeing and administering some of the largest class action settlements of all time, Mr. Cirami brings a unique perspective to class action claims administration and adds real value to processes from settlement discussions to administration set-up and through completion.
Among his many achievements at GCG, Mr. Cirami has managed all aspects of hundreds of securities settlements, including such high volume cases as the IPO Securities Litigation, Worldcom Securities Litigation, Tyco International Securities Litigation, Royal Ahold Securities Litigation, both Nortel Networks Corp. Securities Litigations, Global Crossing Securities Litigation, Bristol Myers Securities Litigation, and Lucent Technologies Securities Litigation. In addition, Mr. Cirami has been asked to speak on the topic of securities class action notice and administration at national conferences for industry groups such as BDUG (the Bank Depository Users Group) and SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association). In 2009, Mr. Cirami was invited to and spoke at several institutional investor conferences in Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich on the topic of global class action claims administration.
On numerous occasions, Mr. Cirami has been asked to testify at various Court hearings to discuss the claims process and/or claim determinations of GCG.
In addition to his experience in handling some of the largest and most complex securities settlements of all time, Mr. Cirami has overseen all types of other administrations, including dozens of human rights administrations, product liability, antitrust, ERISA, wage and hour and insurance-related matters.
Before joining GCG, Mr. Cirami spent the bulk of his legal career as a class action defense attorney at King & Spalding LLP in New York. Prior to that, he was a litigation associate at Clifford Chance (formerly Rogers & Wells).
Mr. Cirami completed his undergraduate work at the State University of New York at Albany, where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. A cum laude law school graduate, he earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. In addition to his responsibilities at GCG, Mr. Cirami is a member of the New York Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association.