Gibson Dunn Adds Securities Litigation Partner James Farrell in New York

July 9, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that James J. Farrell has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  Farrell, formerly a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, will continue his complex civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on securities and professional liability litigation.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jim to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Jim is a talented and experienced lawyer who has built a meaningful complex securities litigation practice that will supplement our existing strengths in this practice and our premier litigation platform overall.”

“Jim is a strong addition to the firm,” said Mylan L. Denerstein, Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office.  “He is an accomplished and highly regarded litigator with a robust client following representing major accounting firms in securities litigation.  His addition will complement our deep bench in complex commercial litigation in the New York office.”

“I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Farrell.  “The reputation of Gibson Dunn’s litigation platform is without equal.  As securities litigation becomes more complex and more consequential, the strength of the Gibson Dunn litigation platform will be a critical asset for my clients.  This platform, coupled with a truly collaborative culture, will be an excellent fit for me, both professionally and personally.”

About James Farrell

Farrell’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on securities and professional liability litigation.  He has handled numerous large securities class action lawsuits and accountants’ liability cases, and regularly defends cases involving a range of complex accounting issues, such as revenue recognition, securitizations, off-balance sheet entities, reserves, and various structured finance transactions.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Farrell served as a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP.  He is licensed to practice law in California, D.C. and New York.

Farrell received his law degree in 1993 from the UCLA School of Law, where he was recognized as a Distinguished Advocate in the Moot Court Honors Program.  He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1990.