Oliver M. Gierke
Oliver M. Gierke is a Litigation Case Manager in the New York office of White & Case LLP, where he handles complex litigation matters primarily in the areas of antitrust and patents. Oliver is a native of Munich, Germany, and completed his undergraduate studies with a major in Medieval German Literature at the University of Munich. He moved to the United States in 1994 and began working as a litigation paralegal in 1995. After working at law firms in Seattle, Washington, and New York City, he has been with White & Case since 2002. Despite an increasing focus on antitrust and patent litigation, his more than 17 years of experience have allowed Oliver to gain substantial experience in a variety of areas such as employment, securities, mass tort, product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, contract disputes, construction defects, and insurance coverage litigation. He has worked on federal and state court matters for national and international clients throughout the United States, from Alaska to Florida and New York to Hawaii. Since 2005, Oliver has been an active writer for various publications. With topics ranging from more general paralegal issues to highly litigation specific ones, Oliver has always been able to draw on and share his vast personal experience in areas such as handling of foreign language documents, electronic discovery, and contract attorney supervision, to name a few. Oliver has also given presentations and participated in panel discussions at conferences in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being involved in the interviewing and mentoring of new hires, Oliver has participated in the preparation and presentation of internal paralegal training seminars ranging from complex litigation case management, trial preparation, technology-related issues of the litigation process, the interaction between paralegals and litigation support staff, to the efficient use of the firm's document management system.