Guillaume Buell is Of Counsel to Labaton Sucharow LLP. With over a decade of experience in securities law, Guillaume represents investors based in the United States and abroad in connection with domestic and international securities litigation, corporate governance matters, and shareholder rights disputes. His clients include public pension and Taft-Hartley funds, asset managers, high net worth individuals, and other sophisticated investors. As part of the Firm’s Non-U.S. Securities Litigation Practice, which is one of the first of its kind, Guillaume serves as liaison counsel to institutional investors in select overseas matters. He also advises clients in connection with complex consumer matters.
Guillaume has represented investors and obtained significant recoveries in cases against CVS Caremark, Rent-A-Center, Castlight Health, Nu Skin Enterprises, and Genworth Financial, among others.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Guillaume was an attorney with Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York and Hicks Davis Wynn, P.C. in Houston, where he provided legal counsel to a wide range of Fortune 500 and other corporate clients in the aviation, construction, energy, financial, consumer, pharmaceutical, and insurance sectors in state and federal litigations, government investigations, and internal investigations.
Guillaume is an active member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA), where he serves as an appointed member of its Fiduciary & Governance Committee and Securities Litigation Committee. In addition, he is actively involved with the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, the Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems, the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the Georgia Association of Public Pension Trustees.
Guillaume received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School and was the recipient of the Boston College Law School Award for outstanding contributions to the law school community. He was also a member of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Team, which advanced to the national quarterfinals and received best oralists recognition. While in law school, Guillaume was a Judicial Intern with the Honorable Loretta A. Preska, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and an Intern with the Government Bureau of the Attorney General of Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude with departmental honors, from Brandeis University.
Guillaume is fluent in French and conversant in German. He is an Eagle Scout and actively involved in his hometown's local civic organizations.