Gibson Dunn Adds AnnElyse Scarlett Gains as a Business Restructuring and Reorganization Partner in D.C.

November 7, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that AnnElyse Scarlett Gains has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner, where she will continue her business restructuring and reorganization practice.

“AnnElyse is a fantastic addition to the Gibson Dunn team,” said Greta B. Williams, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn.  “She is a well-respected, experienced lawyer who will add further bench strength to our premier business restructuring and reorganization practice.”

“We are excited to have AnnElyse join Gibson Dunn,” said Scott J. Greenberg, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group.  “Her vast experience in large complex restructurings specifically and in the distressed finance space more generally will allow her to contribute immediately to our practice.  Adding someone of AnnElyse’s caliber will help ensure that we continue to have the bandwidth necessary to handle the growing demand we are seeing as a result of the uncertain economic forecast facing a number of business sectors today.”

“I am delighted to begin the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Gains.  “The firm’s strong restructuring and reorganization practice has a market-leading reputation, which will serve as an excellent platform as I continue to grow my practice, but the real draw was the firm’s truly collaborative culture.  I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues as we help our clients achieve their business objectives.”

About AnnElyse Scarlett Gains

Gains focuses on representing businesses in corporate restructurings, distressed financing, liability management transactions, recapitalizations, and other special situation transactions in acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings, and Chapter 11 cases.  She advises boards of directors, board committees, and senior management on a range of issues, including fiduciary duties and corporate governance, as well as investors, purchasers, and other stakeholders evaluating strategic transactions with target companies facing actual and potential economic stress.

Gains earned her law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2013, where she served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and was recognized as a Harno Scholar and a Lincoln Scholar.  After graduation, she served as a law clerk for Judge Peter J. Walsh in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.