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Tom Campbell, Dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, to Join Gibson Dunn

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Tom Campbell will join the firm as Of Counsel. Campbell currently serves as the Bank of America Dean and Professor of Business at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. He will join Gibson Dunn's Palo Alto office when his term as Dean ends on July 1, but will remain on the faculty at the business school where he teaches business law. At Gibson Dunn, Campbell will serve as a senior adviser on antitrust and other matters.

Campbell's extremely distinguished career has spanned the highest ranks of the business, public service, legal and academic arenas.  His career in public office includes serving as Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, as United States Congressman for five terms, as California State Senator and as Director of Finance for the State of California.  In addition to his current position as head of UC Berkeley’s business school, Campbell has served as law professor at Stanford University and has published extensively on antitrust and other areas of the law.  He joined the Stanford faculty after clerking for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.  Admitted to legal practice in Washington, D.C., and Illinois, Campbell has also been an expert economic witness in many antitrust cases.  He is the author of a constitutional law text, Separation of Powers in Practice.

"We are delighted that Tom will be joining the firm.  He is universally regarded as someone of the highest intellect, achievement, integrity and collegiality," said Russell Hansen, Partner in Charge of the Palo Alto office.  "With his impressive background and boundless energy, he will be a great asset for the firm and our clients." 

"Tom is a substantial and exciting addition to our worldwide antitrust practice," added Dan Swanson, Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group.  "Tom occupies a unique position in the antitrust world, combining hands-on government enforcement experience, policy-making savvy, the intellectual rigor of an economist and antitrust scholar, and a panoramic grasp of the workings of the business world.  Tom will provide our clients with an invaluable resource in a myriad of antitrust and competition-related contexts, whether involving merger review, agency proceedings, complex litigation, legislative policy-making, regulatory matters or strategic counseling."

"I am looking forward to offering economic analysis and antitrust policy advice to clients of such a distinguished firm," said Campbell.  "Gibson Dunn has one of the top litigation platforms in the country, and its antitrust practice is unparalleled.  I expect to work closely with several different practice groups at the firm, especially antitrust, regulated industries, and public policy."

About Tom Campbell

Campbell was selected as the Bank of America Dean and Professor of Business at the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley in 2002.  Before that he served as a law professor at Stanford University from 1983 to 2002, becoming a full professor of law with tenure in 1987.     

Campbell’s career in public service began in 1989, when he served two terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 12th congressional district from 1989-93.  He was elected to the California State Senate in 1993 and served until 1995.  He then was elected again to the U.S. House, representing California’s 15th district from 1995-2001In Congress, Campbell served on the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the International Relations Committee.  He has served since 2004 on the Council of Economic Advisors to California Governor Schwarzenegger and was the Director of California’s Department of Finance from 2004-05.  

From 1981-83, Campbell served as Director of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC, where he directed 180 attorneys.  Prior to his tenure at the FTC, he served as executive assistant to the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Chief of Staff.   

 He clerked for Judge George E. MacKinnon in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.  Campbell graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1976, where he served on the board of editors for Harvard Law Review.  He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1980.  

About Gibson Dunn’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group

Gibson Dunn has more than 100 attorneys who regularly practice in the antitrust/competition area and are located across the U.S. and Europe, servicing clients in every area of antitrust law.

Members of Gibson Dunn’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group have long occupied leading roles in the antitrust/competition bar and have made major contributions to antitrust jurisprudence and policy – whether through prior service in senior policy positions at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Competition Directorate of the European Commission, or through active participation as advisers to the International Competition Network, through testimony before commissions and policy hearings, or as authors of treatises and other scholarly writings.

Gibson Dunn’s antitrust practice has been recognized by several major publications that rank the world’s leading competition lawyers/practices, including Chambers Global and Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, and Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. In California, Gibson Dunn was ranked in the highest tier as one of the top two antitrust practices in the state by Chambers in 2007. Global Competition Review ranked Gibson Dunn’s antitrust practice 10th in the world in its annual GCR 100 survey in 2008. Competition Law 360 ranked Gibson Dunn fourth among United States antitrust/competition practices in 2006. Gibson Dunn was the recipient of the U.S. Antitrust Law Firm of the Year Award from Chambers and Partners Global in 2004. 

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