January 13, 2011

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce Peter J. Hanlon has joined the firm's New York office as partner.  Previously a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, Hanlon will continue his corporate practice, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and general corporate law, with a focus on energy transactions.

"Peter is a great addition to the firm," said Ken Doran, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  "He is an excellent lawyer and well-respected on Wall Street.  His extensive M&A experience in the energy sector will complement multiple practices at the firm."

“We are excited to have Peter join us in New York,” said Steven Shoemate, Co-Partner in Charge of Gibson Dunn's New York office.  “He brings added capability to our corporate practice in New York and firmwide.”

“I am delighted to join Gibson Dunn,” said Hanlon.  “Gibson Dunn is a top-tier firm that has a broad geographic and practice-area platform that will be of great benefit to my clients.”

About Peter Hanlon

Hanlon’s M&A practice includes both negotiated and contested transactions, including stock and asset sales, going private transactions, joint ventures, strategic investments and other corporate transactions.  His securities practice includes private equity transactions, public offerings, and private offerings of debt and equity.

Hanlon has represented MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a portfolio company of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., and MidAmerican chairman David Sokol in numerous M&A and capital markets transactions, including the $9.4 billion purchase of PacifiCorp from Scottish Power plc.  He also represented the investor group, which included Berkshire Hathaway, Mr. Sokol, Walter Scott, Jr., and Gregory Abel, in connection with the $9 billion going-private transaction involving the acquisition of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co.  Other past clients include CalEnergy, Kern River Gas Transmission Company, Northern Natural Gas Co., Electra Private Equity and CDK Group.

He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1977.

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