Gibson Dunn Appoints Partners Michael Flynn and Meryl Young to Lead Orange County Office

January 5, 2016

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has named corporate partner Michael Flynn and litigation partner Meryl Young as Co-Partners in Charge of the Orange County office, effective January 1, 2016.  They succeed Jeffrey Reeves, who has served as the Partner in Charge of the office since 2008.  Reeves will continue his complex commercial litigation practice and his involvement in local community and professional organizations.

"We thank Jeff for his service and welcome Mike and Meryl as the new Co-Partners in Charge of the Orange County office," said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  "We know that they will bring the same level of enthusiasm and success to their roles as office leaders as they have to their practices." 

"Mike and I are looking forward to working with our colleagues in Orange County and throughout the Firm to continue the growth and success of the office," said Young. 

About Michael Flynn

Flynn’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and general corporate representation.  He has extensive experience counseling publicly held companies on corporate governance matters, activism matters, defensive measures, disclosure issues and other complex securities law issues.  His clients include publicly traded and privately held high growth, technology, life science, manufacturing, real estate, home building,  restaurant and consumer products companies.  Flynn also regularly provides counsel to private equity funds and investment banking firms.  He received his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1985.

About Meryl Young

Young is co-chair of the firm’s national securities litigation practice group.  Her practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities and merger and acquisition litigation and related government investigations.  She represents companies, directors and officers, and private equity and accounting firms in class actions, shareholder derivative suits and other litigation in both state and federal courts.  She has also handled a wide variety of other types of business litigation.  Young graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1980, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.