Gibson Dunn Adds Leading Litigator Markus Rieder in Munich

November 20, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Markus Rieder will join the firm as a partner in the Munich office.  Currently a partner with Latham & Watkins, he will continue to practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, commercial arbitration, and compliance and white collar defense at Gibson Dunn.

“We are delighted to welcome Markus onboard,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He has outstanding legal skills and an excellent reputation within the German litigation community.  Our Munich and Frankfurt offices are thriving, and the addition of Markus strengthens our  German litigation offering and complements our premiere litigation practice.”

Ferdinand Fromholzer, Partner in Charge of the Munich office, said, “Markus is a savvy and seasoned litigator who focuses on high-stakes litigation and arbitration.  He has impressive academic credentials, a strong focus on international and multi-jurisdictional matters, and a stellar reputation in the market.  With his addition, we further enhance our German practice.”

“Gibson Dunn has a world class litigation platform with a global footprint and strong local operations,” said Rieder.  “I am excited to join the firm and help to expand its premier litigation brand in Germany.”

About Markus Rieder

Rieder’s practice includes domestic and cross-border commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration, as well as white collar and compliance matters.  He has substantial experience with clients in the automotive, industrial and manufacturing sectors.

He joins Gibson Dunn from Latham & Watkins’ Munich office, where he has practiced since 2013.  From 2002 to 2013, he practiced with Shearman & Sterling in Munich.  Prior to that, he worked as in-house legal counsel for international litigation and corporate affairs with BMW AG.

Rieder studied law at the University of Munich, where he obtained his doctorate in 2003.  He also earned his LLM from the University of Michigan in 1996.