Gibson Dunn Adds Former SDNY Prosecutor Karin Portlock as Of Counsel in New York

August 13, 2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Karin Portlock has joined the firm as an of counsel in its New York office.  She will serve as a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations, Crisis Management, and Litigation Practice Groups.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Portlock served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2015 to 2020.  In that role, she prosecuted a broad range of federal criminal violations, including fraud, racketeering, and violent crimes.  Portlock tried multiple cases to verdict and handled numerous sensitive and complex investigations in coordination with the FBI and other federal and local law enforcement agencies.  She also argued multiple appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Portlock received her law degree from Columbia Law School in 2008, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.  Following law school, she clerked for Judges Amalya L. Kearse and Jon O. Newman, both of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Portlock currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Columbia Law Review Association and was previously a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School where she taught legal writing.