Gibson Dunn Promotes Eight Lawyers to Partnership

November 19, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected eight new partners, effective January 1, 2016.

“We have the utmost respect for our new partners and their dedication to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Our new partners exemplify the firm’s culture of collegiality and collaboration across offices and practice areas that enable us to provide the highest quality of service to our clients.”

The new partners are:

Daniel Angel (IP Transactions and Strategic Sourcing – New York) – Angel focuses his practice on structuring and negotiating intellectual property transactions and information technology arrangements.  His practice includes patent, trademark and software licensing; the settlement of IP litigation; outsourcing arrangements; complex transition services agreements; commercial technology transactions; and IP and IT issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.  He represents a broad variety of clients ranging from market leaders to start-ups across a wide range of industries, including financial services, private equity funds, life sciences and specialty chemicals, insurance, energy and telecommunications.  He graduated cum laude in 2003 from Tulane University School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the International and Comparative Law Journal.

Douglas M. Champion (Real Estate / Land Use – Los Angeles) –  Champion represents real estate developers, energy companies, institutional lenders, private equity funds, sports and entertainment operators, and non-profit institutions in a broad range of matters, including the negotiation and processing of land use approvals; the purchase, sale and leasing of commercial, mixed-use and multi-family assets; the development of renewable energy projects; the origination and restructuring of mortgage debt; and the negotiation of title insurance.  He has handled matters relating to football and baseball stadiums, concert arenas, 300-acre master planned communities, office buildings, residential apartments and condominiums, wineries, airport facilities, wind and solar farms, oil fields, gravel mining and municipal waste operations, agricultural land, and city parkland.  He graduated in 2006 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Daniel P. Chung (Litigation / White Collar – Washington, D.C.) –  Chung is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and a recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year award.  His practice covers a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement defense, internal investigations, corporate governance and compliance counseling, and complex commercial litigation matters.  He served as a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for Judge Michael Mukasey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Chung graduated cum laude in 2003 from Harvard Law School.                    

Gabrielle Levin (Securities Litigation and Labor & Employment Litigation – New York) –  Levin’s practice focuses on representing corporate clients in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, SOX and Dodd-Frank whistleblower litigation, and employment litigation.  She also has experience representing media, technology and entertainment companies in a wide array of matters.  She graduated in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an Editor of the Law Review.

John D. W. Partridge (Litigation / FDA and Health Care / White Collar – Denver) – Partridge focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, government and regulatory enforcement defense, internal investigations, and compliance counseling.  He has particular experience in False Claims Act, health care fraud and abuse, anti-corruption, and securities enforcement matters.  Partridge served as a law clerk for Judge David Ebel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  He graduated with distinction in 2007 from Stanford Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review

Heather L. Richardson (Health Care Litigation – Los Angeles) – Richardson focuses on health care, insurance, and class action matters.  She has represented health plans and insurers in a variety of lawsuits, arbitrations, and government inquiries on a wide range of issues, including reimbursement policy, coverage determinations, quality of care, behavioral health, and provider contracting.  She has also represented a variety of health care clients in data privacy lawsuits and HIPAA compliance.  In 2006, she graduated from UCLA School of Law and also earned a degree of Master of Public Health from UCLA.

Benyamin S. Ross (Mergers & Acquisitions – Los Angeles) – Ross focuses on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures and restructurings.  His experience covers a broad range of industries, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and technology.  He served as a law clerk for Chancellor William Chandler of the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Ross graduated in 2004 from New York University School of Law, where he received the Vanderbilt Medal and the President’s Service Award for achievements and public service.

Robert Vincent (Intellectual Property – Dallas) – Vincent’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation.  He has handled all phases of complex patent litigation, including trial, in cases involving a variety of technologies and in jurisdictions across the country.  He also has experience in Lanham Act litigation, trade secret litigation, False Claims Act litigation, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and punitive damages liability.  While in law school, he worked as an extern for Judge Sonia Sotomayor in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He graduated in 2006 from Columbia University School of Law, where he was named a Kent Scholar and received the Whitney North Seymour Medal, awarded annually to the student who shows the greatest promise of becoming a distinguished trial advocate.