Gibson Dunn Promotes Seven Lawyers to Partnership

December 18, 2013

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected seven new partners, effective January 1, 2014.

“The firm’s core values of excellence, professionalism and collegiality are exemplified in each of our new partners,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “We are proud of our new partnership class and believe these future leaders of the firm will uphold Gibson Dunn’s highest traditions.”

The new partners are:

John W.F. Chesley (White Collar – Washington, D.C.) –  Chesley’s practice focuses on white collar criminal matters and government enforcement litigation.  He represents corporations, audit committees, and executives in internal investigations and before government agencies in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, procurement fraud, environmental crimes, securities violations, antitrust laws and whistleblower claims.  He also has significant trial experience and appears regularly in courts and administrative tribunals, particularly in litigated government contract disputes.  Chesley graduated with honors in 2005 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he attended classes while working for the National Criminal Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

Joshua A. Jessen (Information Technology & Data Privacy/Intellectual Property/Class Actions – Orange County and Palo Alto) – Jessen’s practice focuses on consumer law and class actions, intellectual property litigation, and complex commercial litigation.  Jessen has successfully represented several technology and other companies involved in putative data privacy class actions and was instrumental in obtaining dismissals in many of those actions, including obtaining the very first opinions dismissing such cases for lack of Article III standing.  He also has represented a wide array of clients in high-stakes trademark, copyright, patent, and right-of-publicity litigation.  Jessen graduated magna cum laude in 2002 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review.

Matthew S. Kahn (Litigation – San Francisco) – With a practice focusing on securities and derivative litigation, class actions and law firm defense, Kahn has experience at all phases of trial court litigation and arbitration.  Representing public and private companies, their officers and directors, and top international law firms, Kahn also has experience in the prosecution and defense of commercial contracts and business tort actions, as well as in complex information law matters.  Kahn is very active in the community:  he serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing women’s rights, and the Leadership Council of Tipping Point Community, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area.  Kahn graduated with distinction in 2003 from Stanford Law School, after which he clerked in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for Judge Mary Little Cooper. 

Patrick Ledoux (Corporate – Paris) – Ledoux’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, representing public and private companies as well as private equity firms in a wide variety of corporate and securities-related transactions.  Ledoux was also involved in a number of important transactions involving emerging markets.  He has authored several articles on securities-related matters.  He received a diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) or Master 2, graduating magna cum laude, in 1996 and a Doctorat (Ph.D.) in 2000 from Panthéon-Assas University (Paris II).  His doctoral thesis was published in 2002.

Stuart M. Rosenberg (Intellectual Property – Palo Alto) – Rosenberg’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling.  He has represented clients in a variety of industries and technologies, including software, consumer electronics, medical devices, sporting goods, and automotive design.  He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  In 2007 and 2008, Rosenberg served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Rosenberg graduated with distinction in 2005 from Stanford Law School, where he was an Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review.

Jesse Shapiro (Real Estate – Los Angeles) – Shapiro’s practice includes representing real estate funds, lenders, and institutional and non-institutional investors in all areas of real estate.  These areas include acquisitions and dispositions; construction, mortgage (fee and leasehold), mezzanine and participating financing; loan restructuring and workouts; and forming and representing limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures.  Shapiro graduated in 2000 from the New York University School of Law.

Jay P. Srinivasan (Antitrust – Los Angeles) – Srinivasan focuses his practice on antitrust, unfair competition, and other complex litigation primarily in the high-tech and entertainment sectors.  He has represented a number of Fortune 100 clients in substantial matters against competitors, government regulators and class action plaintiffs.  Srinivasan also provides antitrust advice in the context of mergers/joint collaborations, government investigations, compliance training and proposed business practices.  He is an editor of the upcoming edition of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook.  Srinivasan graduated in 1995 from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Annual Survey of American Law.  Prior to law school, he worked in Silicon Valley as a software engineer and technical writer.