Autum L. Flores is an associate in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Litigation Practice Group.
Ms. Flores has substantial experience in complex civil litigation matters. Though she primarily focuses her practice on antitrust litigation, securities litigation, and regulatory investigations, she has also represented clients in a variety of other substantive matters, including False Claims Act, products liability, accountant liability, labor and employment, and complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Flores has represented clients before state and federal courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. She has also defended multiple clients in enforcement actions and investigations brought by the United States Department of Justice, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission. These investigations have involved allegations of accounting and securities fraud, breach of consumer trust and protection, allegations under the False Claims Act, and illicit price-fixing and anticompetitive activities.
Significant recent matters in which Ms. Flores has played a substantial role include:
- Representation of a large financial institution in an antitrust regulatory investigation involving allegations of anticompetitive and price-fixing conduct;
- Representation of a for-profit educational institution in a consumer protection compliance investigation;
- Representation of a large truck stop entity in a complex antitrust litigation involving conspiracy and monopoly claims against a group of competing truck stop entities;
- Representation of a breed association in defending an antitrust lawsuit involving claims of conspiracy to boycott and unlawful monopolization;
- Representation of a national accounting firm in a $2 billion securities litigation matter involving securities fraud claims brought by a class of shareholders as well as cross-claims for malpractice made by the corporate defendant;
- Representation of an accounting firm and current and former employee auditors in an SEC Enforcement investigation involving an audit in the financial services industry during the financial crisis
Ms. Flores received her law degree in 2007 from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she served as an editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Ms. Flores also holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in International Business with a minor in Spanish. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Flores also studied at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Monterrey, Mexico.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Flores is an active member of the community. Ms. White is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association. She served as an active member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the High Plains from 2011 through 2013. She also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children involved in the foster system. In addition, Ms. Flores maintains an active pro bono practice, working with the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center to provide pro bono representation to children in need.
Ms. Flores is a member of the State Bar of Colorado and the State Bar of Texas. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.