Gibson Dunn's Orange County office, established in 1964, has over 85 lawyers and offers a full range of legal services. We service a broad range of national and international public and private companies. Our principal areas of practice are business and corporate, litigation, white collar defense and regulatory enforcement, real estate, environmental and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, all areas of business taxation (corporate and partnership), tax audits and tax litigation, employee benefits, and bankruptcy.
Our corporate lawyers advise publicly traded and privately held companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, debt restructuring, joint ventures, licensing of intellectual property, and general business law. We have substantial experience in representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of securities and in representing buyers, sellers, investment banks, strategic partners, and lenders in all aspects of complex merger and acquisition activities.
We have the largest, most experienced litigation capabilities in Orange County. Our trial lawyers handle all aspects of civil litigation, including antitrust, commercial, securities, professional liability, mass torts, unfair competition, intellectual property and trade secrets, construction, environmental, land use and other real property matters. Our litigators also have extensive experience in arbitrations, mediations, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Our Orange County real estate practice encompasses a spectrum of specialty areas at the local and national level, including finance and investment, commercial and residential development, land use, environmental issues and workouts.
Our Labor and Employment department represents and advises management in a wide array of employment matters, including employment discrimination cases, wrongful termination litigation, negotiations and arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, unfair competition claims, wage and hour issues, and proceedings before various state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA and the NLRB. Our labor lawyers have extensive trial experience in both jury and non-jury settings and have argued a number of significant cases before appellate courts.
In addition to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other transactional matters, our tax lawyers often represent foreign parties investing in the U.S. and taxpayers in disputes with the IRS and other taxing authorities. In our Employee Benefits practice, we represent employers, fiduciaries, financial institutions, employee benefits plans and other organizations. We represent both creditors and debtors in various stages of domestic and international bankruptcy proceedings, and counsel creditors and financially troubled companies in possible bankruptcies.
For more information, please contact the Partner-in-Charge of our Orange County Office, Jeffrey Reeves, at (949) 451-3816.