Gibson Dunn Adds Litigator Elizabeth Papez in D.C.

March 6, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Papez has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where she will continue to focus her practice on high-stakes class actions, complex commercial litigation, and appeals.

“We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “She has impressive credentials and is a seasoned litigator with deep experience in handling large class actions and parallel investigations by various federal agencies.  Her background and practice will be a strong addition to our premiere litigation platform in DC and nationally.”

“Elizabeth will be a terrific addition to the D.C. office,” said Thomas Dupree Jr., Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C. office.  “She is a dynamic litigator whose practice dovetails with many of our existing litigation practices and clients in D.C. and New York.  Additionally, she has a high profile in the D.C. legal and business communities, particularly in the financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer and product industries.”

“I’m thrilled to join the world class team at Gibson Dunn,” Papez said.  “The firm’s extraordinary talent and collaborative approach to solving complex legal and business problems has long distinguished its work and culture, and I look forward to contributing to our exceptional client service offering as part of the litigation practice.”

Papez augments the firm’s already deep bench of more than 20 former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks and joins more than 50 former U.S. Department of Justice leaders and Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

About Elizabeth Papez

Papez’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and related matters, including appeals and government investigations.  She routinely represents clients in class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDLs), and other disputes under federal and state antitrust statutes, banking and securities laws, and False Claims Acts, and has handled parallel regulatory investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Papez regularly speaks before Congress and professional organizations on legal developments relevant to her practice. She is a Trustee of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee on Administrative Law & Regulation and the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, and the recipient of an award from the Innocence Project for her pro bono defense work.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Papez served as Co-Chair of Financial Services Litigation at Winston & Strawn, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, and as a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis.  Papez also served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Danny Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Papez received her law degree in 1999 from Harvard Law School, where she was the Supreme Court Chair and Notes Editor of the Harvard Law Review.