Ashlie Beringer, Former Deputy Counsel at Facebook, Rejoins Gibson Dunn in Palo Alto

February 16, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that S. Ashlie Beringer has rejoined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner and will serve as co-chair of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group.  Beringer, formerly Deputy General Counsel at Facebook Inc., will focus on advising technology companies on global regulatory enforcement matters and investigations and business strategies, particularly pertaining to disruptive technologies, data management, privacy and security.

“We’re delighted to welcome Ashlie back to Gibson Dunn,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Ashlie’s in-house perspective and extensive industry experience will be a huge asset for our technology clients who are navigating an increasingly complex and risky regulatory environment and will only further elevate the firm’s position as the firm of choice for global tech companies.”

“Ashlie has a unique skillset, and we’re very excited that she is returning to our Palo Alto team,” said Benjamin Wagner, Partner-in-Charge of the Palo Alto Office.  “While she was in-house, she focused heavily on regulatory, product and privacy issues and worked with regulators around the world.  Her impressive in-house experience, her deep product expertise, and top-notch legal skill will further bolster the firm’s regulatory compliance and privacy bench, both here and globally.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be coming home to Gibson Dunn,” said Beringer.  “I know first-hand the importance of a truly collaborative culture, and I’m looking forward to working alongside such a talented team of lawyers to help our clients navigate a rapidly changing global regulatory environment.”

About S. Ashlie Beringer

Beringer has more than two decades of experience working with technology and media companies.  At Gibson Dunn, she will continue to focus on advising technology companies on global regulatory and litigation matters and business strategies, particularly on issues related to disruptive technologies, data management, privacy and security.

Before returning to Gibson Dunn as a partner, Beringer served as Deputy General Counsel at Facebook, Inc. from 2013 to 2020.  At Facebook, she was a member of the core management team and successfully defended the company against global regulatory challenges and lawsuits and designed product and business strategies that advanced business goals while earning regulatory approval.

Prior to joining Facebook, she was a partner at Gibson Dunn.  Beringer began her legal career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Parcher, Hayes & Snyder.

Beringer received her law degree from Yale Law School in 1996, where she served as editor of the Yale Law Journal and was the winner of the Yale Mock Trial Competition.  She received her bachelor’s degree from University of California Los Angeles, summa cum laude.  She served as law clerk to Judge Richard Matsch in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.