November 15, 2022
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has elected 37 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, 2023.
Commenting on the new partners, Gibson Dunn Chair and Managing Partner Barbara L. Becker said: “We have promoted these exceptional lawyers to our partnership in recognition of their excellent client work and significant contributions as ambassadors of our community. We look forward to their continued leadership and success in the years to come.”
The newly elected partners are:
Daniel S. Alterbaum (Mergers and Acquisitions / New York) represents buyers and sellers in a wide variety of transactions in the private equity, fintech, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. He received his JD from Yale Law School in 2012.
Russell Balikian (Appellate and Constitutional Law / Washington, DC) has significant experience litigating high-stakes appeals and regulatory challenges in the US Supreme Court, DC Circuit, and other courts across the country. He received his law degree from Yale Law School in 2012.
Hanna Chalhoub (Private Equity / Dubai) advises institutional investors, asset managers, and corporations on a wide range of complex cross-border transactions. He received his LLM from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2009 and his law degree from Saint Joseph University of Beirut in 2004.
Jaysen S. Chung (Intellectual Property / San Francisco) focuses on patent and appellate litigation, and has extensive experience in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and virtualization technologies. He received his JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2011.
Martie Kutscher Clark (Litigation / Palo Alto) represents Silicon Valley technology companies in all stages of litigation, with a focus on high-stakes, bet-the-company matters, including founders’ disputes, consumer class actions, data privacy actions, securities actions, and trade secret disputes. She received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2012.
Christine Deman (Litigation / Dallas) has deep trial-court experience in the technology industry and in litigating and counseling clients on high-profile commercial matters involving misappropriation of trade secrets/restrictive covenants, breaches of contract, securities and other frauds, and the press. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011.
Naima L. Farrell (Litigation / Washington, DC) represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes employment litigation matters, including cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations. She received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2013.
Amy Feagles (Antitrust and Competition / Washington, DC) has a wide range of experience in internal investigations, regulatory and criminal investigations by US and international agencies, and complex commercial litigation. She graduated from Duke University School of Law in 2013.
Jason J. Fleischer (Energy, Regulation and Litigation / Washington, DC) focuses on energy litigation, regulatory and transactional matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, other federal agencies and the federal courts. He graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in 2006.
Jonathan D. Fortney (Securities Litigation / New York) has experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities litigation, corporate control contests, and shareholder actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties. He received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2009.
Justine Marie Goeke (Litigation / New York) has substantial frontline trial and complex commercial litigation experience, including in tech, trade secrets, and bankruptcy matters. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013.
Sarah L. Graham (Mergers and Acquisitions / Los Angeles) represents strategic and financial buyers, sellers and investors in public and private M&A, joint ventures, investments, and other business transactions, with a focus on the media and entertainment, private equity, technology, and gaming industries . She received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2011.
Taylor Hathaway-Zepeda (Mergers and Acquisitions / Los Angeles) focuses on public and private company mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, equity investments, restructuring transactions and general corporate governance. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2011.
Judge Henry (Litigation / Los Angeles) is an experienced trial attorney who focuses primarily on high-stakes complex business litigation, including antitrust, breach of contract and transnational cases. She received her JD and her LLM in Comparative and International Law from Duke University School of Law in 2007.
Brad G. Hubbard (Appellate and Constitutional Law / Dallas) represents clients in their most complex, high-stakes, and high-profile matters before the US Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and state and federal appellate courts throughout the nation. He earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 2013.
Catherine E. Humphrey (White Collar Defense and Investigations / Munich) advises clients in connection with complex cross-border internal investigations and compliance management systems. She received her law degree from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2010.
Ashley E. Johnson (Litigation / Dallas) represents corporate clients across industries in complex, high-profile employment and antitrust disputes. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School in 2004.
Angelique Kaounis (Litigation and Intellectual Property / Century City) represents clients in a range of commercial litigation, with a focus on trade secret misappropriation cases, business torts, and contract disputes. She earned her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000.
Daniel Landy (Real Estate / Los Angeles) represents real estate funds, lenders, and institutional and non-institutional investors in all areas of real estate. He graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2013.
Christopher Lang (Mergers and Acquisitions / New York) represents both public and private companies and financial sponsors in connection with M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, recapitalizations, and other complex corporate transactions. He received his JD from the New York University School of Law in 2013.
Casey J. McCracken (Litigation / Orange County) practices complex commercial litigation, with particular experience in technology litigation, including patent litigation, software copyright, contract disputes, and licensing. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 2009.
Nooree Moola (International Arbitration / Dubai) represents clients in commercial and investment disputes, energy disputes, and anti-corruption matters in international arbitration and litigation. She received an LLB from the Queensland University of Technology in 2008 and an LLM from the University of Queensland in 2012.
Eve Mrozek (Investment Funds / New York) advises private capital sponsors on the formation and operation of their funds across a variety of strategies, including real estate, buyout and growth equity, and also represents clients on strategic secondary transactions and investments. She received her JD from Villanova University in 2013.
Joe Orien (Mergers and Acquisitions / Dallas) advises a diverse set of private and public clients in negotiating and completing complex business transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, growth and venture investments, minority investments, leveraged acquisitions, exits, and complex strategic and commercial agreements. He earned his law degree at Brigham Young University in 2013.
Alexander L. Orr (Mergers and Acquisitions / Washington, DC) advises public and private companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in a wide variety of complex corporate transactions. He received his law degree from the Emory University School of Law in 2010.
Piers Plumptre (Litigation and International Arbitration / London) focuses on international arbitration and enforcement, complex commercial litigation, financial services disputes, and international fraud and white collar crime. He received his Graduate Diploma in Law from Oxford Institute of Legal Practice in 2010.
Karin Portlock (White Collar Defense and Investigations / New York) focuses on the full spectrum of internal corporate and government investigations, including highly sensitive workplace investigations and independent inquiries, as well as regulatory enforcement matters and criminal defense. She graduated from Columbia Law School in 2008.
Joseph R. Rose (Litigation / San Francisco) focuses on high-stakes employment disputes, commercial litigation, class actions, antitrust matters, and law firm defense. He received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2011.
Benjamin Saltsman (Land Use and Development / Los Angeles) focuses on land use and real estate matters, with an emphasis on successfully obtaining land use entitlements for major real estate development projects in California. He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in 2014.
Jan Schubert (Private Equity / Frankfurt) advises private equity firms and strategic investors on domestic and cross-border private M&A transactions, joint ventures, management investment programs and venture capital financings. He received his JD from the University of Potsdam in 2012.
Matthew Schwartz (Private Equity / New York) focuses on representing sponsors, and public and private companies, in mergers and acquisitions and represents clients in the sports and entertainment industry in a wide variety of transactions. He received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 2012.
Jeremy S. Smith (Litigation and Class Actions / Los Angeles) represents clients in complex litigation and class actions in both trial and appellate courts across numerous areas of law, including privacy, consumer fraud, constitutional law, and insurance law. He graduated from Cornell Law School in 2011.
Harrison Tucker (Capital Markets / Houston) represents public and private businesses in a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including equity, debt and Rule 144A offerings, reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, stock exchange compliance, and beneficial ownership reporting matters. He received his JD from the University of Houston Law Center in 2008.
David C. Ware (Securities Enforcement / Washington, DC) represents issuers and audit firms in SEC, PCAOB and other regulatory and criminal investigations and enforcement actions and conducts internal investigations in the areas of auditing, accounting, and securities compliance. He received his JD from Harvard Law School in 2002.
Chris Wilson (Antitrust and Competition / Washington, DC) assists clients in navigating DOJ, FTC, state attorney general, and international competition authority investigations as well as private party litigation involving complex antitrust and consumer protection issues. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 2009.
Betty X. Yang (Litigation / Dallas) practices complex civil litigation, with a focus on bet-the-company trials. She received her JD from Duke University School of Law in 2009.
Charline O. Yim (International Arbitration / New York) has extensive experience representing clients in investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations, including in the energy, telecommunications, construction, consumer products, financial services, and banking sectors, and advising clients on public international law matters. She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2011.