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Eugenie Cesar-Fabian
Charter Member
Securities Law

1270 Avenue of the Americas, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10020


Ms. Cesar-Fabian joined Palladium Equity Partners, LLC, a NY-based middle market leveraged buyout firm with approximately $3 billion in AUM, in 2011. She serves as General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer and is a Partner of the Firm. Previously, she served as counsel at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she advised and represented various financial services firms and executives. Ms. Cesar-Fabian began her career at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP. She is a board member of the St John’s University School of Law Alumni Association and a member of the Financial Women’s Association. She previously served on the board of Artsgenesis, Inc. and as an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law. In 2020, Ms. Cesar-Fabian was recognized as a Notable LGBTQ Leader & Executive by Crain’s NY Business, and received the National Organization for Women's (NOW) Women of Power and Influence Award. She received a B.A. from NYU, and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

Patrick Daniels
Charter Member
Securities Law

655 West Broadway, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101


Mark Dearman
Charter Member
Securities Law

120 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 500, Boca Raton, FL 33432


Mark Dearman is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Boca Raton office, where his practice focuses on consumer fraud, securities fraud, mass torts, antitrust, whistleblower, and corporate takeover litigation. Mark is a member of the faculty of the inaugural Mass Torts MDL Certificate Program at the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law School (March 2019). He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for six consecutive years. Mark has also been recognized by his peers as being in the top 1.5% of Florida Civil Trial Lawyers as published in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite. Before joining Robbins Geller, Mark spent several years defending Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of litigation, with an emphasis in complex commercial litigation, consumer claims, and mass torts (products liability and personal injury). He went on to found the firm of Dearman & Gerson, where he continued to defend many publicly traded corporations for over 12 years. Within the last 20 years of practice, Mark has obtained extensive jury trial experience on the plaintiffs’ side, protecting the rights of consumers throughout the United States. Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduation from law school, he worked in the Miami office of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell.

Maria Gattuso
Charter Member
Securities Law

695 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06901


Elise J. Grace
Charter Member
Securities Law

655 W Broadway, #1900, San Diego, CA 92101


Elise Grace is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office and counsels the Firm’s institutional clients on options to secure premium recoveries in securities litigation both within the United States and internationally. Elise is a frequent lecturer and author on securities and accounting fraud, and develops annual MCLE and CPE accredited educational programs designed to train public fund representatives on practices to protect and maximize portfolio assets, create long-term portfolio value and best fulfill fiduciary duties. Elise has prosecuted various significant securities fraud class actions, as well as the AOL Time Warner state and federal securities opt-out litigations, which resulted in a combined settlement of over $629 million for defrauded investors. Before joining the Firm, Elise practiced at Clifford Chance, where she defended numerous Fortune 500 companies in securities class actions and complex business litigation.