Finance Partner Laura Rupenian Joins Gibson Dunn in San Francisco

November 2, 2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Laura Rupenian has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a member of the Global Finance and Private Equity Practice Groups, where she will focus on leveraged financings for private equity firms.

“We extend a warm welcome to Laura,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Laura’s expertise and extensive experience in leveraged finance transactions, including in private equity buyouts, will enhance our private equity capabilities in the Bay Area and beyond, which has been a strategic priority for us.”

“Laura is a great addition to our team,” said Charles J. Stevens, Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office.  “With more than 15 years of experience, she is an exceptionally well-regarded attorney in the leveraged finance space and her extensive experience in working with private equity sponsors will be an excellent addition to our corporate practice in the Bay Area.”

“I’ve admired Gibson Dunn for many years and have followed the firm’s expansion in its private equity practice nationally and internationally,” said Rupenian.  “I am looking forward to joining my new colleagues on such a premier private equity platform and collaborating on the firm’s strategic growth in the Bay Area.”

About Laura Rupenian

With over 15 years of experience, Rupenian has advised private equity firms, corporate borrowers and selected lending institutions on a wide variety of domestic and cross-border leveraged financings arrangements in connection with buyouts, recapitalizations and other corporate transactions.

Rupenian spent over a decade at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she was a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, and, subsequently, she was a partner with Goodwin Procter LLP.  She earned her LL.M. with honors from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2001 and her J.D. with honors from University of Buenos Aires.