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Mr. Gierke is a litigation case manager in the New York office and currently handles complex litigation matters primarily in the areas of intellectual property and antitrust.
Mr. Gierke's experience includes plaintiff and defense work, class action and MDL matters, as well as federal and state court litigation in many jurisdictions.
Mr. Gierke has worked on a wide variety of cases, including patents, antitrust, employment, securities, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, construction and insurance coverage.
Mr. Gierke also assists the lawyers in the Intellectual Property Practice with opinion letters and due diligence.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2002, Mr. Gierke worked for law firms in New York City and Seattle, Washington since 1995.
Mr. Gierke was a regular contributor to Paralegal Today from 2005 to 2010.
He is currently a member of the Advisory Panel of the New York City Paralegal Association and the Advisory Council of The Organization of Legal Professionals.
"Potential Ethical Pitfalls for Paralegals", May 2016: The Institute for Paralegal Education, Teleconference/Webcast
"Potential Ethical Pitfalls for Paralegals", December 2012: The Institute for Paralegal Education, Teleconference/Webcast
"A Lawyer's Guide to Engaging Legal Professionals and Leveraging Technology to Meet Ethics Obligations", September 2012: New York County Lawyers' Association,
Oliver Gierke has also given talks on patent litigation at various paralegal conferences.
A Look in the Mirror. The Role of Self-Evaluations in the Performance Review Process, Paralegal Today, June 2017
Case Management: The Art of The Unseen, Paralegal Today, March 2017
First Time's the Chart – Tips on How to Set Up Complex Litigation Matters So You Get Them on the Right Track from the Start, eNewsletter IPE—Institute for Paralegal Education, February 2013
Talk to Me: How a Truly Open Door Policy Can Make Work Life More Efficient, Know—The Magazine for Paralegals, Fall 2012
Motion Practice in the 21st Century—An Overview, The Paralegal Journal, November/December 2011
The Attorney/Paralegal Working Relationship, The Empowered Paralegal Professionalism Anthology (Robert E. Mongue, ed.), 2011
Database and Processing Guru—A guide to choosing, designing and populating litigation and practice support databases, Paralegal Today, October/December 2010