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The Two Teds

The Two Teds Podcast brings together two of the brightest minds in the legal industry – Gibson Dunn’s Ted Olson and Ted Boutrous – to discuss some of the high-profile, high-stakes cases they have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere. Listen to stories from inside the appellate litigation war room as the arguments were developed, and find out what it takes to win at the nation’s highest courts.

April 19, 2021

The Two Teds – Episode 3 – The First Amendment

Protecting First Amendment rights has long been a hallmark of Gibson Dunn’s practice. In particular, we have vigilantly defended freedom of the press and its indispensable role in a healthy democracy. On this episode of the podcast, Ted Boutrous and Ted Olson discuss some of the most important and interesting First Amendment cases they've worked on. Previous Episode | Next Episode (Coming Soon) All episodes of The Two Teds are available on GibsonDunn.com and wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also subscribe to be notified of new episodes via e-mail. HOSTS: Ted Boutrous - Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is global Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and previously led the firm’s Appellate, Crisis Management, Transnational Litigation and Media groups.  He also is a member of the firm’s Executive and Management Committees.  Recognized for a decade of excellence in the legal profession, the Daily Journal in 2021 named Mr. Boutrous as a  Top Lawyer of the Decade for his victories. As a tireless advocate and leader for high-stakes and high-profile cases, Mr. Boutrous was also named the 2019 “Litigator of the Year, Grand Prize Winner” by The American Lawyer. Ted Olson - Theodore B. Olson is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office; a founder of the Firm’s Crisis Management, Sports Law, and Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Groups. Mr. Olson was Solicitor General of the United States during the period 2001-2004. From 1981-1984, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Except for those two intervals, he has been a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. since 1965.
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March 18, 2021

The Two Teds – Episode 2 – Bush v Gore and Election Litigation

When Ted Olson argued Bush v Gore before the Supreme Court, it was one of the most important and historic moments in recent legal history. On this episode of “The Two Teds,” Olson and Ted Boutrous take a deep dive and explain what it took to manage the sprawling legal team and prepare for arguments. They also tackle the most recent election and draw parallels – and differences – between the 2020 and 2000 elections. Previous Episode | Next Episode (Coming Soon) All episodes of The Two Teds are available on GibsonDunn.com and wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also subscribe to be notified of new episodes via e-mail. HOSTS: Ted Boutrous - Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is global Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and previously led the firm’s Appellate, Crisis Management, Transnational Litigation and Media groups.  He also is a member of the firm’s Executive and Management Committees.  Recognized for a decade of excellence in the legal profession, the Daily Journal in 2021 named Mr. Boutrous as a  Top Lawyer of the Decade for his victories. As a tireless advocate and leader for high-stakes and high-profile cases, Mr. Boutrous was also named the 2019 “Litigator of the Year, Grand Prize Winner” by The American Lawyer. Ted Olson - Theodore B. Olson is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office; a founder of the Firm’s Crisis Management, Sports Law, and Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Groups. Mr. Olson was Solicitor General of the United States during the period 2001-2004. From 1981-1984, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Except for those two intervals, he has been a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. since 1965.
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March 18, 2021

The Two Teds – Episode 1 – Opening Statements

In this first episode of “The Two Teds,” Ted Boutrous and Ted Olson discuss the paths that led them to become two of America’s leading litigators. They delve into their backgrounds and what drove them to become lawyers. They also touch on legal cases they’ve worked on together and Ted Olson’s first Supreme Court case. Next Episode All episodes of The Two Teds are available on GibsonDunn.com and wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also subscribe to be notified of new episodes via e-mail. HOSTS: Ted Boutrous - Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is global Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and previously led the firm’s Appellate, Crisis Management, Transnational Litigation and Media groups.  He also is a member of the firm’s Executive and Management Committees.  Recognized for a decade of excellence in the legal profession, the Daily Journal in 2021 named Mr. Boutrous as a  Top Lawyer of the Decade for his victories. As a tireless advocate and leader for high-stakes and high-profile cases, Mr. Boutrous was also named the 2019 “Litigator of the Year, Grand Prize Winner” by The American Lawyer. Ted Olson - Theodore B. Olson is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office; a founder of the Firm’s Crisis Management, Sports Law, and Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Groups. Mr. Olson was Solicitor General of the United States during the period 2001-2004. From 1981-1984, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Except for those two intervals, he has been a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. since 1965.
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