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Gibson Dunn is pleased to share notable developments about the firm. We invite you to browse the latest announcements across our global organization or search to locate information specific to your interest.

July 22, 2021

CWLC and ERA advocate for the rights of victims before California Supreme Court

The California Women’s Law Center and Equal Rights Advocates, represented by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, earlier this month filed an amicus brief in support of the University of Southern California before the California Supreme Court in Boermeester v. Carry.  The issue before the Court is whether schools must allow cross examination of stud
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July 9, 2021

Gibson Dunn Adds Securities Litigation Partner James Farrell in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that James J. Farrell has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  Farrell, formerly a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, will continue his complex civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on securities and professional liability litigation. “We’re delighted to welcome
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May 27, 2021

A Statement in Support of the Jewish Community

Gibson Dunn strongly condemns acts of violence, hatred and bigotry of any kind. In recent weeks, we have seen a disturbing rise of anti-Jewish hate erupt in communities around the world. These attacks rooted in anti-Semitism have no place in society, and we denounce anti-Semitism in any form, and in any context. It has been a difficult year for
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May 20, 2021

Gibson Dunn Announces its Office and Practice Group Leadership Team, Further Expanding its Ranks of Diverse Firm Leaders

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce its office and practice group leaders across the firm. The partners reflect the next generation of firm leaders and represent a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives.  Over 50 percent of our local office leaders are diverse, and 75 percent of our practice groups are co-chaired by a
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May 14, 2021

Gibson Dunn Appoints D.C. Partner Joshua Lipshutz as First COO

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. partner Joshua Lipshutz has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Working alongside Barbara Becker, the newly elected Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn, Lipshutz will help develop and
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May 3, 2021

Former IRS Chief Counsel Michael Desmond Joins Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles and D.C. Offices

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Michael J. Desmond has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices.  Desmond, who recently served as the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and Assistant General Counsel in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will focus on tax controversy
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April 28, 2021

Gibson Dunn Adds Four Regulatory Lawyers, Led by Partner William Hallatt, in Hong Kong

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that William Hallatt will join the firm’s Hong Kong office.  Hallatt, formerly a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, will continue his financial services regulatory practice. He will be accompanied by an experienced financial services regulatory team comprised of associates Emily Rumble,
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April 6, 2021

Robert Hur, Former U.S. Attorney for District of Maryland, Joins Gibson Dunn’s D.C. Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Hur has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Hur most recently served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.  At Gibson Dunn, he will focus on crisis management and white collar defense and investigations. Hur, who also served in the Justice Depart
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April 5, 2021

Former Solicitor General of Texas Kyle Hawkins Returns to Gibson Dunn

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Kyle D. Hawkins has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Houston office.  Hawkins recently served as the Solicitor General of Texas and will focus on appellate and constitutional law, class actions and commercial litigation. “We are pleased to welcome Kyle back to the firm and to ou
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April 5, 2021

Former Acting Assistant Attorney General David Burns Returns to Gibson Dunn

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that David Burns has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Burns is returning to the firm after serving in senior positions in both the Criminal Division and National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He most recently served as the Acting Assistant A
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