Five Partners Named Among Top Women in Litigation

August 15, 2019

Benchmark Litigation named Perlette Jura, Andrea Neuman, Elizabeth Papez, Deborah Stein and Meryl Young to its 2019 list of the Top 250 Women in Litigation, which recognizes America’s leading female trial lawyers.  The list was published on August 15, 2019.

Perlette Jura co-chairs the firm’s Transnational Litigation Group and co-founded the firm’s Aerospace and Related Technologies Group.  She practices complex trial and appellate litigation and has played a key role in a number of the firm’s most high-profile transnational, environmental and technology-driven matters. She also has extensive experience working with the food and beverage, agricultural, aerospace, automotive, emerging technology and energy industries.

Deborah Stein routinely represents clients in high-stakes matters, including cybersecurity and trade secrets litigation, securities and consumer class actions, and insurance coverage and business practices disputes.  She devotes a significant part of her practice to representing clients in cases involving the False Claims Act and whistleblower allegations of fraud.

Andrea Neuman co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s Transnational Litigation Practice Group.  She is a high-stakes trial lawyer whose victories include billion dollar matters in both international and domestic forums.  Her international work spans Central, South and North America at both the trial and appellate levels.  Domestically, she represents clients in an array of industries nationwide, including oil and gas, food and agriculture, aerospace, technology, accounting, real estate and financial services.

Meryl Young is Co-Chair of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Securities Litigation Practice Group.  She practices complex business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities and merger and acquisition litigation and related government investigations.  She represents companies, directors and officers, and accounting firms in class actions, and professional liability actions in both state and federal courts.  She has also handled a wide variety of other types of business litigation, including cases involving contract disputes, unfair business practices, misappropriation of trade secrets and other business torts, trademark and patent infringement, antitrust, real estate, employment and insurance issues.

Elizabeth Papez focuses on high-stakes class actions, complex commercial litigation, and related government investigations and appeals.  As a seasoned litigator and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General, she has substantial experience representing clients in the financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer, and product sectors.  She regularly handles federal class actions, multidistrict litigation and other complex commercial disputes under federal and state antitrust statutes, banking and securities laws, and false claims acts, as well as parallel regulatory investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration.