Gibson Dunn Appoints D.C. Partner Joshua Lipshutz as First COO

May 14, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. partner Joshua Lipshutz has been appointed as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Working alongside Barbara Becker, the newly elected Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn, Lipshutz will help develop and implement the firm’s strategy, oversee the firm’s operations, and pursue growth opportunities.

“I’m thrilled that Josh has agreed to help me lead the firm,” said Barbara Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He has a unique background that combines significant business and finance experience with an extremely successful litigation practice.  As the firm’s first partner COO, he is well-positioned to help the firm deliver extraordinary value to clients around the globe.  We will work together closely in guiding the firm into its next exciting chapter.”

“I feel incredibly honored by the trust my partners have placed in me,” said Lipshutz.  “I’m excited to take on this new challenge and look forward to helping Barbara develop and execute our strategic vision for the firm.”

About Joshua Lipshutz

Before practicing law, Lipshutz was an investment professional at Silver Lake Partners and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.  He started his career at Gibson Dunn in 2011 and was promoted to partner in 2015.  Today, Lipshutz is one of the nation’s leading advisors to global technology companies, including Facebook, Uber, and DoorDash.  He is also a nationally acclaimed appellate lawyer and trial-court advocate, having argued more than 50 cases in federal and state courts across the country on some of the most cutting-edge constitutional, privacy, and financial issues affecting the business community.  Lipshutz practices in both the firm’s San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices.  He will continue to practice law while serving the firm as its COO.

Lipshutz graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He served as a judicial clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He received his undergraduate degrees summa cum laude in finance and systems engineering from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.