Gibson Dunn Adds Securities Litigation Partner Jessica Valenzuela in Palo Alto

May 17, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica Valenzuela has joined the firm as a partner.  Previously a partner at Cooley LLP, Valenzuela will continue her securities litigation practice.

“Jessica is a fantastic addition to the firm,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “She is a dynamic litigator with substantial experience in securities class actions, derivative actions, and investigation work.  With her impressive background, reputation and drive, Jessica will help us further strengthen our Bay Area presence.”

“We’ve long-admired Jessica and are delighted to have her on board,” said Michael Celio, Partner in Charge of the Palo Alto office.  “Jessica is highly regarded in the Bay Area legal community, has deep client relationships, and is a builder – exactly the type of partner we want in the Palo Alto office and the firm.”

“Gibson Dunn is well known as a litigation powerhouse, and I am excited to take my practice to the next level with the support of the firm’s outstanding litigation platform,” said Valenzuela.

About Jessica Valenzuela

Valenzuela focuses her practice on securities, corporate governance and other complex business litigation, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits and M&A-related class actions, as well as government and internal investigations.  She regularly advises public and private companies, directors and officers, boards and special committees on a range of matters relating to corporate governance, insider trading, disclosure obligations, director and executive compensation matters and litigation risk and strategy.  She has significant experience in the hardware, software, semiconductor, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, finance, Internet and digital media industries.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Valenzuela was a partner at Cooley LLP.  She graduated from Stanford Law School with distinction in 2002.