Goutam Jois is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice. Mr. Jois’s practice involves a wide range of general commercial litigation.
Mr. Jois has represented major corporate clients in contract, trade secret, bankruptcy and M&A litigation in state and federal courts around the country. He has also represented pro bono clients in civil rights, immigration, and First Amendment matters. Mr. Jois is a member of the Pro Bono Panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Jois earned his Juris Doctor in 2007, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where, as a Student Attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, he represented indigent clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies in Massachusetts. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Judge Chester J. Straub of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Jois received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2003 and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University in 2004. Mr. Jois is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey and before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York; the District of Columbia; and the District of New Jersey. Mr. Jois is a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group 1 on electronic discovery and a member of the Sports Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Jois’s publications include:
- Turning the Page on the Global Financial Crisis, 24 EMORY INT’L L.J. 15 (2010) (with Scott Harshbarger).
- Pearson, Iqbal and Procedural Judicial Activism, 37 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 901 (2010) .
- Stare Decisis is Cognitive Error, 75 BROOKLYN L. REV.63 (2009).
- The Cy Pres Problem and the Role of Damages in Tort Law, 16 VA. J. SOC. POL’Y & L. 258 (2008).
- Affordable Housing and Civic Participation: Two Sides of the Same Coin, 22 B.Y.U. J. PUB. L. 1 (2007).
- Looking Back and Looking Forward: Four Years After Sarbanes-Oxley, 41 AKRON L. REV. 1 (2007) (with Scott Harshbarger).
- Consumer Sovereignty Re-Examined, in REAL-WORLD ECONOMICS, Edward Fullbrook, ed. (2007) (book chapter).
- Can’t Touch This! Private Property, Takings, and the Merit Goods Argument, 48 S. TEX. L. REV. 183 (2006).
- Note, Marital Status as Property: Toward a New Jurisprudence for Gay Rights, 41 HARV. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. 509 (2006).