Gibson Dunn Adds Litigation Partner Christopher Belelieu in New York

September 21, 2020

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Belelieu has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  Belelieu, formerly a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, will continue his complex commercial litigation practice.

“Chris is a great addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is a highly regarded litigator with an impressive background that will add further depth to our preeminent team of litigators, both in New York and nationally.”

“I’m delighted that Chris is joining our team in New York,” said Mark Kirsch, Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office.  “Chris has already distinguished himself as an exceptional complex commercial litigator, whose track record of accomplishments will complement our team well.”

“I’m excited to join Gibson Dunn,” said Belelieu.  “Gibson Dunn’s litigation team is the industry gold standard, and its solid platform will serve as a strong foundation as I begin the next chapter of my career.  The prestige of the Gibson Dunn platform, as well as the firm’s collaborative culture, are an excellent match for me.”

About Christopher D. Belelieu

Belelieu’s practice focuses on both complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including securities, antitrust, employment, class actions, real estate, and contractual disputes. He also advises and conducts internal investigations for businesses.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Belelieu served as a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner.  He began his legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  He also served as a clerk for Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Belelieu is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Belelieu received his law degree in 2006 from the Columbia Law School where he was recognized as a James Kent Scholar, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a recipient of the David Berger Memorial Prize in international law.  He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of European Law and as Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.  He earned an A.B. summa cum laude from Georgetown University in 2003.