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Anne CoyleAnne Coyle
Associate Attorney
T: +1 212.351.2341
F: +1 212.351.6341
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166-0193
Anne M. Coyle is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  She is a member of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration Practice and Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products Practice Groups. 

Ms. Coyle’s practice focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation and international disputes.  She has represented clients across a variety of industries, including financial services, energy, telecommunications, and fashion.  Ms. Coyle has extensive experience successfully representing brand owners in trademark infringement actions relating to internet-based counterfeiters, resulting in awards of millions of dollars in damages and broad injunctive relief.  Ms. Coyle also has significant experience in enforcement of international arbitral awards and international asset recovery.

Ms. Coyle earned her Juris Doctor in 2005 from Fordham University and graduated magna cum laude.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2000 from Hunter College, where she graduated summa cum laude.  Ms. Coyle was the Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review while attending Fordham University. 

Ms. Coyle is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the Southern District of New York.

Representative matters:                                                        
  • Yukos Capital S.a.r.l.:  Obtained a $185 million judgment confirming an arbitral award in favor of Yukos Capital S.a.r.l. against OAO Samaraneftegaz.
  • Yukos Capital S.a.r.l.:  Obtained a $420 million pre-judgment attachment against OJSC Oil Company Rosneft on behalf of Yukos Capital S.a.r.l. in aid of enforcement of a foreign arbitral award. 
  • Gucci America, Inc., Balenciaga America, Inc., Tiffany & Co., and Other Luxury Brands:  Represented Gucci America, Inc., Balenciaga America, Inc., Tiffany & Co., and other luxury brands in a series of trademark infringement actions against operators of websites that sell counterfeit goods, resulting in awards of millions of dollars in damages and broad injunctive relief.  In 2009, the Gibson Dunn team brought claims in the Southern District of New York against Woodforest National Bank and others for their role in processing credit card orders for counterfeits.  In June 2010, in a closely watched decision, the court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss, finding that Gucci’s complaint sufficiently stated a contributory trademark liability claim.  More recently, in Gucci America, Inc. v. Li, a different court granted Gibson Dunn’s motion to compel the Bank of China to produce counterfeiters’ bank records, despite claims that the documents were protected under Chinese law, and denied the Bank’s cross-motion to relieve its obligation to freeze the counterfeiters’ accounts.
  • Verizon Communications:  Obtained a $60 million judgment on behalf of Verizon against a competitive local exchange carrier. 
  • United Company RUSAL:  Represented United Company RUSAL in federal lawsuit, obtaining a dismissal of a multi-billion dollar suit on grounds of forum non conveniens and an affirmance by the Second Circuit.
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