Tekesha Geel

San Francisco
415-639-9090, ext. 112
tekesha@gutridesafier.com
Tekesha Geel class action lawyer San Francisco

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (2009)
  • Yale University (2003)

Prior Associations

  • King & Spalding (2011-2014)
  • Motley Rice (2014-2016)
  • Georgia Supreme Court, Judicial clerk for the Hon. Robert Benham (2008)
     

Licenses

Licensed to practice in Georgia. Not licensed in any other states.

Ms. Geel is a lawyer at Gutride Safier LLP. Prior to joining Gutride Safier, Ms. Geel worked on complex litigation and transactional matters at King & Spalding, Motley Rice, and other boutique firms in the Southeast. Ms. Geel has experience litigating matters involving mass torts, insurance coverage, defamation, privacy, and intellectual property.

Ms. Geel has worked for plaintiffs and defendants in many high-profile cases. On behalf of plaintiffs, she assisted in prosecuting to judgment a $30 million securities class action against a semiconductor company, over statements regarding a popular computer processing chip. She successfully pursued a patent infringement claim against a large pharmaceutical corporation on behalf of a state medical university and one of its research professors. She also litigated antitrust class action claims against numerous banking entities in one of the largest rate-fixing cases to date. On the defense side, she represented a multi-national automobile manufacturer in successfully resolving over 200 class action complaints pending in a multi-district litigation with a total reported settlement value of $1.65 billion. She also helped defend several Fortune 500 companies against claims of defamation and vicarious liability.

Ms. Geel is a member of the Georgia State Bar. She received her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law, where she was a Notes and Comments Editor and then Executive Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal. While in law school, Ms. Geel worked with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate allegations of consumer fraud in the mortgage industry and potential insurance company liability for FTC judgments. Ms. Geel was selected to assist with editing the 11th edition of the seminal textbook Prosser, Wade and Schwartz’s Torts Cases and Materials.

Ms. Geel clerked for The Honorable Robert Benham of the Georgia Supreme Court. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. During college, Ms. Geel won prestigious internships at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, where she assisted with the integration of emerging technologies and implementation of data security measures.