Carl D. Liggio

Of Counsel

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Mr. Liggio’s practice concentrates on all facets of the representation of corporate clients, and he has extensive experience in accounting, securities, insurance, and corporate regulatory matters and operations as well as government relations. He frequently counsels companies and senior management on corporate matters, including providing advice to non-U.S. clients regarding doing business in the United States.

An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Mr. Liggio has appeared before courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In that capacity, Mr. Liggio has been trial and arbitration counsel in several complex matters involving securities cases, professional liability claims, insurance, employment, and general commercial matters. He has also represented individuals before the Securities & Exchange Commission in investigative proceedings.

Mr. Liggio is a frequent lecturer at bar and AICPA programs on a wide range of issues, including ethics, securities, trial practice, computers, antitrust, professional liability, RICO, IRS matters, and law department management. He has been named as one of the National Law Journal’s 100 most influential lawyers in America on three occasions.


Georgetown University, A.B., with distinction, 1963

New York University, J.D., cum laude, 1967


New York; District of Columbia; Wisconsin; Illinois; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals; Federal Circuit Court; U.S. Supreme Court


American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar, State Bar of Wisconsin, American Corporate Counsel Association (Founder, 1982; Chairman, 1984),  Fellow, College of Law Practice Management, 1995, American Law Institute (Life Member, 1977)


“Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Committee Obligations – a Hidden Time Bomb” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2003, Volume 11, No 1.

“A Look at the Role of Corporate Counsel:  Back to the Future—or is it the Past?” Published in the Symposium, The Future Structure and regulation of Law Practice, Arizona Law Review, Volume 44, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 2002

Co-Author, “Document Retention Policies,” The ACCA Docket, September 2002

“The Changing Role of Corporate Counsel” Summer 1997 Emory Law Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3

“Information in Global Financial Markets – Maybe We Do Need Legal Liability” Presented at the Max Planck Research Award Symposium at the University of Konstanz School of Law in Germany, June 1996.  Published in the Symposium Papers, Spring 1997.

“A Model For Accountant’s Liability”, Presented to The Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting, United Nations, Geneva, March, 1995.

“Peer Review, Process Improvement, Re-Engineering, Total Quality Management, and Other Management Buzz Words for the Corporate Law Department,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (1995)