May 21, 2021
On May 19, 2021, Gibson Dunn was awarded the 2021 Richard D. Odgers Pro Bono Partner Award from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the nation’s leading legal and policy organizations dedicated to finding sensible solutions that will prevent further gun violence.
Giffords recognized and honored the firm’s work as lead counsel in a case seeking to compel the ATF to regulate “ghost guns” as the lethal firearms they are; in helping Giffords Law Center explore litigation and regulatory responses to mass shootings; and in assisting with numerous amicus briefs in important gun cases, including a powerful brief that 139 members of the US House of Representatives filed in the most important Second Amendment case to reach the Supreme Court in a decade.
Giffords featured its relationship with Gibson Dunn in its virtual gala, highlighting a 15-year partnership with the firm in litigation and other legal matters seeking to end gun violence across the United States. The Gibson Dunn team includes Century City partner Scott Edelman; New York partners Avi Weitzman, Akiva Shapiro, and Reed Brodsky; Los Angeles associate Jillian London; New York associates Lee R. Crain, Erica Sollazzo Payne, Alexandra Perloff-Giles, Liesel Schapira, Kaylie Springer, Trevor Gopnik, Michael Klurfeld, Amanda LeSavage, Praatika Prasad; and San Francisco associate Zach Tan.