• Senior Director, Business Development
  • aideen.gaffney@gardencitygroup.com
  • 206-753-0509
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Aideen Gaffney

Aideen Gaffney draws upon over two decades of experience as an attorney and a skilled business development strategist to expand the scope and impact of GCG’s service offerings while providing effective solutions to our clients’ project needs.  Based on the West Coast, Ms. Gaffney’s long-standing relationships with plaintiff, defense, and corporate clients and hands-on industry insight contribute significantly to the effectiveness of GCG’s response and approach to providing leading legal administration services across its service lines.

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Aideen Gaffney draws upon over two decades of experience as an attorney and a skilled business development strategist to expand the scope and impact of GCG’s service offerings while providing effective solutions to our clients’ project needs.  Based on the West Coast, Ms. Gaffney’s long-standing relationships with plaintiff, defense, and corporate clients and hands-on industry insight contribute significantly to the effectiveness of GCG’s response and approach to providing leading legal administration services across its service lines.

With particular experience in class action administration, mass tort global litigation programs, and data breach response programs, Ms. Gaffney maintains an excellent reputation for advancing complex projects in collaboration with GCG’s executive management and operations team at all stages of an administration. Her client-centric business development style and extensive legal and operational experience enable her to create highly customized and practical solutions for clients throughout the administration process – starting as early as client retention and continuing through claims processing and disbursement. She is known for her “cradle to grave” involvement in cases and passion for flawless execution of projects.

Prior to joining GCG, Ms. Gaffney spent almost a decade in strategic product and business development roles for prominent claims administrators  Earlier in her career she practiced law in San Francisco at Gordon & Rees LLP, and in Portland at Bullivant Houser Bailey PC,  handling complex insurance litigation and participating in two jury trials and two bench trials involving ‘bad faith’ litigation.  Ms. Gaffney’s background also includes international experience, working for a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, London, England and as an intern for the United Nations Court of Justice, based in Vienna, Austria. She is a frequent speaker and writer on current topics affecting the legal administration industry, and has presented numerous CLE programs to clients.

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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
    Comments Editor, Santa Clara Law Review, Graduation Speaker
  • Santa Clara University, B.S.
    Political Economy
  • 1st Annual Women’s Event, “New Media: Recent Developments in Class Action Notice,” Napa, June 2015
  • 9th Annual Class Action Seminar Conference, “Latest Developments in Class Action Notice and Claims Administration: New Media,” CAOC, SF, February 2015
  • ABA Litigation Section, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, “Ethics in Settlement for Class and Complex Litigation,” Webinar, February 2015
  • Best Practices in Settlement Administration CLE, Mountain View, CA, 2011
  • eDiscovery in Practice, Electronic Discovery Best Practices Course CLE, Portland, OR, 2005