Gibson Dunn Adds Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity Partner Vivek Mohan in Palo Alto

June 29, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Vivek K. Mohan has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner.  Mohan will serve as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Practice Group and continue his privacy, cybersecurity and tech regulatory practice.  Mohan joins Gibson Dunn from Mayer Brown LLP, where he was a partner.  Previously, he was a senior attorney at Apple Inc., where he was on the company’s global privacy law and policy team and head of information security law.

“Vivek is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Vivek has technical depth and deep domain experience that will expand our technology-centered regulatory counseling, investigations and enforcement platform in Palo Alto, nationally and globally.”

“We are delighted to have Vivek on our Palo Alto team,” said Ashlie Beringer, partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group.  “Having worked with Vivek when I was in-house, I know firsthand how sharp and pragmatic his counsel is, particularly on novel technical issues.  His in-house experience and his fluency with technology platforms and business models give him an invaluable perspective into the real world challenges our clients are facing.  Vivek strengthens our Palo Alto market position as a go to firm for technology companies undertaking strategic product initiatives or navigating regulatory investigations at scale.”

“I am thrilled to join Gibson Dunn,” said Mohan.  “The regulatory challenges facing today’s technology companies, particularly those here in Silicon Valley, are as diverse as they are complex.  I look forward to leveraging my technical experience to help meet the market demand for counsel who understand our clients’ product environment and know how to solve business problems.”

About Vivek K. Mohan

Mohan advises companies on legal, regulatory, compliance and policy issues relating to technology.  His practice spans regulatory response, counseling, advocacy, and transactional matters, with a focus on privacy and cybersecurity issues.  He has significant experience helping companies across sectors bring cutting-edge technologies to market, including in the fintech and digital asset space.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Mohan was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP.  Previously, he was a senior attorney at Apple Inc., where he was on the company’s global privacy law and policy team and head of information security law.  He also practiced at Sidley Austin LLP, the Internet Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office, and Microsoft Corp., and served as Fellow and Associate at the Cybersecurity Project at Harvard University.

Mohan received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2010, where he served as Articles Editor for the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.