Gibson Dunn Adds Disputes and International Arbitration Partner Penny Madden in London

August 20, 2013

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Penny Madden has joined the firm’s London office as a partner.  Formerly a partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Madden will continue her international arbitration and disputes practice.

“We are delighted to have someone of Penny’s caliber and excellent reputation join the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “She is a dynamic lawyer with a proven record of success for her clients.  Our disputes practice is thriving in London and elsewhere, and we are focused on expanding our capacity, especially in international arbitrations.”

“Penny has an excellent and growing reputation in the international arbitration field,” said Cyrus Benson, Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group. “Penny’s stature, experience and ability will be a great fit for our team.”

“In addition to her international arbitration practice, Penny has significant regulatory and investigations experience,” said Philip Rocher, the senior partner in the Dispute Resolution Group in the London office.  “These areas have been a significant driver of our recent growth, and Penny will add to our ability to meet our clients’ needs.”

“Gibson Dunn has a collegial team environment that brings together different practice groups and offices to work seamlessly on important global matters,” said Madden.  “I’m excited to be joining my new colleagues and starting this next chapter in my career.”

About Penny Madden

An English-qualified solicitor, Madden focuses her contentious practice on international arbitration and cross-border disputes.  She is experienced in all key aspects of international arbitration and represents clients in the UK, Europe and internationally in a variety of arbitration proceedings, including those before the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), as well as in ad hoc proceedings.  In addition, she has significant experience in regulatory investigations and anti-corruption legislation and frequently advises European companies registered in the United Kingdom and/or the United States on complex multi-jurisdictional regulatory enforcement issues.  She is a member of the LCIA, the Financial Sector Arbitration Group and the Editorial Board of Commercial Dispute Resolution, and is listed by Chambers & Partners as a leading individual in International Arbitration.

Prior to joining the firm, Madden was a partner with Skadden Arps’ London office, where she practiced since 2007.  Before that, she practiced with Clifford Chance and Shearman & Sterling.  She graduated from the College of Law, Guildford in 1992.  She is fluent in German.