Gibson Dunn Appoints Mark Kirsch as Co-Leader of the New York Office

May 6, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has named litigation partner Mark Kirsch as Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office.  Kirsch succeeds Robert F. Serio, who has served in this role since 2004 and will continue his litigation practice as Co-Chair of the firm’s national Securities Litigation Practice Group.  Steven Shoemate, Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group, will continue to serve as Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office alongside Kirsch.

“Rob has done a tremendous job leading our New York office, and we thank him for his dedication to this firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “The office has grown to be the largest single office, which handles some of the most significant and largest cross-border matters handled by the firm.”

“Mark is a natural leader and has served in numerous leadership positions throughout his career,” said Doran.  “Our New York office will continue to thrive and be a strategic focus of the firm under Mark and Steve’s leadership.”

“It’s an exciting time for the firm and especially the New York office,” said Kirsch.  “Steve and I look forward to spearheading this office to even new heights.”  

About Mark A. Kirsch

Kirsch served as Global Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation Practice from 2009 to 2014.  He is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex securities and financial litigation, white collar and regulatory investigations and litigation, commercial litigation and antitrust litigation.  He is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners and other publications. 

Prior to joining the firm, he was previously a partner with Clifford Chance, where he served as Global Chair of the Litigation Practice and as a member of the Global Management Committee.  Before that, he served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, focusing on complex financial crimes, where he was recipient of Justice Department Director’s Award for Superior Achievement.  Kirsch also clerked for the Judge John M. Walker, Jr. in New York.  He graduated in 1987 from Yale University Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review