Christina O. Gotsis

Associate

New York
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Overview

Christina Gotsis focuses her practice on civil litigation and white collar defense. Her early exposure to government negotiations and internal investigations endowed her with the technical and substantive skills necessary to build and present cases. Additionally, her background as a certified public accountant allows her to apply analytical analyses from a legal perspective to create innovative solutions for her clients. These skills have proved essential in conducting financial statement analyses to facilitate asset tracing; analyzing transactions, tax returns, and SEC filings to identify weaknesses in the opposing case and build arguments; and collaborating extensively with financial expert witnesses to build concise and direct models.

Christina is also committed to her pro bono work and actively works on multiple projects, including immigration asylum requests and transgender name change petitions. She is also a member of the firm's Diversity Committee.

Select Experience

  • A member of BakerHostetler’s court-appointed representation of SIPA Trustee Irving H. Picard in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), one of the largest financial frauds in history. Integrally involved in building the case against some of the first feeder funds into BLMIS, including conducting ledger analyses, coordinating with financial experts, assisting with depositions, and preparing for trial.
  • Represented officers and directors in a multimillion-dollar bankruptcy mediation. Integral in the drafting of the mediation filing and risk assessment to ensure insurance liability coverage for our clients which ultimately led to a successful settlement.
  • Represents clients in DOJ and SEC investigations and enforcement actions and is responsible for fashioning arguments, preparing the presentation of arguments, and performing potential settlement calculations.
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Experience

  • A member of BakerHostetler’s court-appointed representation of SIPA Trustee Irving H. Picard in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), one of the largest financial frauds in history. Integrally involved in building the case against some of the first feeder funds into BLMIS, including conducting ledger analyses, coordinating with financial experts, assisting with depositions, and preparing for trial.
  • Represented officers and directors in a multimillion-dollar bankruptcy mediation. Integral in the drafting of the mediation filing and risk assessment to ensure insurance liability coverage for our clients which ultimately led to a successful settlement.
  • Represents clients in DOJ and SEC investigations and enforcement actions and is responsible for fashioning arguments, preparing the presentation of arguments, and performing potential settlement calculations.
  • Assists nonprofits in obtaining relief during the COVID-19 pandemic and advises on the implications of the CARES Act.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Hellenic Lawyers Association: Board Member

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Vito DeStefano, New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division: Intern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2018, cum laude; St. John's Law Review & Journal of Catholic Legal Studies: Staff Member; Hellenic Law Society, Treasurer; Criminal Law Society
  • B.S., Molloy College, 2015, summa cum laude

Languages

  • Greek