Press Releases - Gibson Dunn

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Gibson Dunn Adds FDA Regulatory Partner Marian Lee in Washington, D.C.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Marian Lee has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Formerly with King & Spalding, she will continue her U.S.

January 27, 2015

SEC Enforcement and White Collar Defense Lawyer Richard Grime Joins Gibson Dunn in Washington, DC

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Richard W. Grime joins the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.  He was most recently a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and before that, an Assistant Director of the Division of Enforcement at the U.S.

January 26, 2015

Gibson Dunn Adds Corporate Partner Robson Lee in Singapore

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robson Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Singapore office.  At Gibson Dunn, he will continue to focus his practice on M&A and capital markets transactions. “We are pleased to welcome Robson to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is a leading corporate attorney with deep connections in the Singapore business and legal communities.  His practice will complement the existing transactional practices in our Asia offices.  His addition takes us one step further in our efforts to expand our Asia presence.”“Robson is a highly respected corporate attorney with an enviable reputation in the Singapore market,” said Jai Pathak, Partner in Charge of the

January 21, 2015

Gibson Dunn Adds Finance Partner Jamie Thomas in Singapore

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher James (Jamie) Thomas has joined the Singapore office as a partner.  Formerly with White & Case, he will continue his banking, finance and restructuring practice, with a focus on senior credit and subordinate debt, infrastructure and energy lending, and related restructurings.“We welcome Jamie to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Jamie is an energetic and talented lawyer.  Jamie’s practice is primarily focused on leveraged finance, restructurings, debt buy-backs, asset-backed lending, structured lending and cross-border finance in Singapore, Indonesia and emerging markets across Southeast Asia.  He also has experience with project finance for power

January 5, 2015

Gibson Dunn Adds Patent Litigator Bill Rooklidge in Orange County

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Rooklidge is joining the Orange County office as a partner.  Formerly with Jones Day, Rooklidge will continue to practice intellectual property law with a focus on patent litigation.

January 5, 2015

Prominent Finance Lawyer Stephen Gillespie Joins Gibson Dunn in London

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen Gillespie will join as a partner in the London office.  Formerly a senior partner in the European debt finance practice in Kirkland & Ellis International’s London office, he will continue his European leveraged and acquisition finance practice at Gibson Dunn.“We are delighted to have Stephen on board,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Building a top quality English law transactional practice is a strategic priority for the firm, and Stephen’s addition is an essential component to attaining that goal.  Stephen is a recognised leader in European leveraged and acquisition finance.  His profile and experience will help us further develop a broadly based capabilit

December 12, 2014

General Electric Corporate Counsel Lori Zyskowski Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Lori Zyskowski, Executive Counsel, Corporate, Securities & Finance at General Electric Company, will join the New York office as a partner.  She will be joining the firm on January 5, 2015 and will focus on securities regulation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters.

December 3, 2014

Gibson Dunn Adds Private Equity Partner Matthew Hurlock in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Hurlock has joined the New York office as a partner.  Formerly with Kirkland & Ellis, Hurlock will continue his private equity and mergers and acquisition practice at Gibson Dunn.  “Matthew is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “In addition to his deep experience in private equity and M&A, he has more than 20 years of international experience, having worked extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.  Matthew is fluent in several languages, and we expect he will continue to work with clients on cross-border transactions.  Matthew’s arrival dovetails nicely with the firm’s recent and high-profile corporate par

December 2, 2014

Gibson Dunn Expands Regulatory Capability With the Addition of Gregory Merz in D.C.

Washington, D.C.  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory Merz has joined the Washington, D.C. office as of counsel.  Formerly a Managing Director & Deputy General Counsel with Legg Mason and most recently a Special Regulatory Counsel with Proskauer Rose, Merz will continue his regulatory and compliance practice at Gibson Dunn with a focus on the asset management industry.  In addition to serving in-house for eight years with Legg Mason, Merz was also with Fidelity Investments for over nine years.  Throughout his nearly 30-year career, Merz has counseled registered and private investment advisory firms on the application of Federal and state securities laws to their businesses.

November 12, 2014

Mylan Denerstein, Former Legal Counsel to Governor Cuomo, Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Mylan Denerstein has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s New York office.  She most recently served as the chief counsel and principal legal advisor to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.  At Gibson Dunn, she will handle a broad range of complex litigation, as well as white collar, legislative and investigation matters.“Mylan will be a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Our premier litigation practice is extremely busy, and we expect demand to continue to grow.  With her unique background in the public sector at the local, state and federal levels in New York, she will add significant depth to our ability to advise clients on a wide r

November 6, 2014

Human Rights Campaign Names Gibson Dunn its Corporate Equality Award 2014 Recipient

Human Rights Campaign’s San Francisco Bay Area chapter honored Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP with its 2014 Corporate Equality Award.  The Corporate Equality Award is given to companies that have had a positive impact on the fight for LGBT equality, through their own workplace policies and practices, as well as resources provided to LGBT community organizations.  With a perfect score for the last five years in HRC's Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Gibson Dunn is recognized as a national leader for creating a corporate culture of promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion.

October 14, 2014

Gibson Dunn Adds Two Corporate Partners in London

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Charlie Geffen and Mark Sperotto will join the firm as partners in the London office.  Geffen, who served as Ashurst’s senior partner and prior to that, head of its market-leading private equity practice, will join Gibson Dunn as Chair of the London Corporate Practice.  He will focus on global corporate and sponsor relationships, including mergers and acquisitions of all forms and private equity transactions.   Sperotto is a corporate finance and private equity partner at Ashurst.  He will continue to focus on cross-border M&A, private equity and equity capital markets transactions.“We are thrilled to welcome Charlie and Mark to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson D

October 1, 2014

Gibson Dunn Adds Real Estate Partner Stuart Graiwer in Los Angeles

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Stuart Graiwer has joined the firm’s Century City office as a partner.  Graiwer, formerly a partner with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, will continue his commercial real estate practice.“We are very pleased to welcome Stuart to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Our real estate practice is one of the elite practices in the country and one of the busiest practices at the firm.  Stuart’s addition will bring additional depth and capacity to the team.” “Our lawyers have worked opposite Stuart for years and know him very well,” said Amy Forbes, Co-Partner in Charge of the Los Angeles office.  “He is a talented, well-regarded lawyer, and his equity-fo

September 9, 2014

Gibson Dunn Adds Corporate Partner Richard Birns to New York Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Richard Birns has joined the firm as a partner.  Previously with Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Birns will continue his corporate practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

July 21, 2014

Gibson Dunn Expands in Beijing and Hong Kong with Two Partners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm is expanding its presence in Beijing and Hong Kong with two partners, Patricia Tan Openshaw and Fang Xue.  Openshaw, formerly with Paul Hastings, has joined the firm’s Hong Kong office and will continue her energy and infrastructure practice.  Xue, previously with Shearman & Sterling, has joined the firm’s Beijing office and will continue to focus her practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions and other general corporate transactions.  “We are pleased to welcome Patricia and Fang to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Both women are held in high regard in the Asian business and legal communities.  Patricia is b

July 2, 2014

Gibson Dunn Adds Corporate Partner Nigel Stacey to London Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Nigel Stacey is joining the London office as a partner. Formerly a partner with Ashurst LLP, he will continue to focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate matters.

June 10, 2014

Restructuring Partner Robert Klyman Joins Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Klyman is joining the firm as a partner.  Klyman joins the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  He will be based in the Los Angeles office and will spend substantial time in the New York office.  He was formerly a partner with Latham & Watkins.

June 4, 2014

Real Estate Partner Harry R. Silvera Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Harry R. Silvera has joined the firm as a partner.  Formerly a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Silvera will continue his real estate practice.

May 27, 2014

Gibson Dunn Adds Corporate Partner Jonathan Earle to the London Office

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Earle is joining the firm as a partner in the London office.  Most recently a partner with Ashurst LLP, Earle will continue his corporate practice, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.“We welcome Jonathan to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.

April 28, 2014

Corporate Partner Ryan Murr Joins Gibson Dunn in San Francisco

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Ryan Murr is joining the firm as a partner.  Previously a corporate partner in Ropes & Gray’s San Francisco office, he will serve as co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Life Sciences Practice Group and will continue to represent technology and life sciences companies, as well as investors in these industries, on their corporate law matters.“Ryan is a great addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is an accomplished corporate attorney with substantial experience representing leading public and private companies, investors and underwriters in the life sciences and technology sectors.  Ryan’s practice will be a wonderful complement to the firm’s existing strength

April 21, 2014