Gabrielle Levin is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation, and Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Groups.
Ms. Levin’s practice focuses on representing corporate clients in securities, employment, antitrust, and general litigation matters. Ms. Levin also has extensive experience representing media, technology and entertainment companies in a wide array of matters, including government investigations, intellectual property litigation (copyright, trademark, right of publicity, and trade secret), and privacy and defamation cases.
Ms. Levin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2006, where she was an Editor of the Law Review, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
Ms. Levin is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the states of New York and Connecticut.
Publications and Honors:
- “Misappropriation of Goodwill,” 5 Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law Journal 89 (June 2005)
- “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures? Reconceptualizing Ex Parte Seizure Orders to More Effectively Fight the War on Trademark Counterfeiting,” 14 University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal 171 (2006); Second Place Winner, 2006 Ladas Memorial Award (presented by the International Trademark Association to the year’s best papers in the area of trademark law).
Representative Securities, Antitrust and Business Litigation Matters:
- Currently representing a large international entity with respect to antitrust cartel investigations pending in the United States, Europe and Asia. The investigation also involves a multi-jurisdictional regulatory inquiry involving securities issues.
- Currently representing independent directors of publicly-traded media company in shareholder derivative suit alleging breach of fiduciary duty.
- Represented various financial institutions in securities class actions relating to subprime lending.
- Represented The First American Corporation and its subsidiary eAppraiseIT LLC in a putative securities class action lawsuit. Defeated class certification.
- Represented Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. and Marsh Inc. in a putative securities class action lawsuit relating to allegations first made by the New York Attorney General relating to misconduct in connection with insurance placements.
- Represented various companies in New York Attorney General investigations.
- Represented Parlux Fragrance in successful defense of consent solicitation by an activist shareholder to replace the entire board.
- Represented Delcath Systems in successful defense of consent solicitation by an activist shareholder to replace the entire board.
Representative Labor and Employment Matters:
- Currently representing a large financial institution in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case.
- Represented a large financial institution in multiple FINRA arbitrations relating to employee compensation.
- Represented a large financial institution in age and gender discrimination cases.
Representative Media, Entertainment, and Technology Matters:
- Represented Facebook in the New York Attorney General’s investigation relating to on-line safety.
- Represented not-for-profit in trademark dispute against competing not-for-profit using confusingly similar name. Successfully resolved the dispute pre-litigation in settlement that included, among other things, agreement by competing organization to cease use of confusingly similar name.
- Represented Warner Music Group CEO Edgar M. Bronfman, Jr. in a $100 million breach of contract case brought by the former publishing executive Richard Snyder.
- Represented major online marketing company in class action relating to adware.
- Represented media companies in various copyright and trademark matters, including matters for Warner Music Group, Sony BMG, and Turner Broadcasting.
- Advised various clients regarding website policies, including compliance with copyright and privacy laws.