Gibson Dunn Appoints Partner Charles J. Stevens to Lead San Francisco Office

May 5, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has named partner Charles J. Stevens as Partner in Charge of the San Francisco office, effective immediately.  Stevens succeeds Mary G. Murphy who has served in the role since 2011 and will continue her land use practice as Co-Chair of the Land Use and Development practice group.   

“Our San Francisco office has thrived under Mary’s guidance with the addition of several new lawyers that have energized various practice areas, and we thank her for her dedication to the office,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “We are confident that Chuck will be an excellent leader, particularly given his experience as a former U.S. Attorney, and that the office will continue to grow and thrive under his guidance.”

“I am honored that the firm has entrusted me with leading the San Francisco office, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Stevens.    

About Charles J. Stevens

Stevens is Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group, and a member of the Antitrust and Competition, FDA and Health Care, and Crisis Management practices.  Stevens’  practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients in internal investigations, compliance reviews, and government investigations and enforcement actions regarding business crimes and civil frauds, including healthcare fraud, financial institutions fraud, antitrust, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and government contract fraud.  He also has substantial experience defending civil actions alleging unlawful business practices, fraud and unfair competition. 

Stevens began his career as an associate with Gibson Dunn.  He then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Public Corruption and Government Contract Fraud Unit in the Central District of California in Los Angeles.  He returned to Gibson Dunn and became a partner in 1990.  In 1993, he was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California by President Clinton.  He rejoined Gibson Dunn in 2013.  He is a 1982 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he served as Senior Note and Comment Editor of the California Law Review.