October 5, 2020
Law360 named eight Gibson Dunn partners among its 2020 MVPs. Law360 MVPs feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.” The list was published on October 4, 2020.
Gibson Dunn’s MVPs are:
- Thomas Dupree, a Transportation MVP – Tom is Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C. office. He is an experienced trial and appellate advocate. He has argued more than 80 appeals in the federal courts, including in all thirteen circuits as well as the United States Supreme Court. He has represented clients throughout the country in a wide variety of trial and appellate matters, including cases involving punitive damages, class actions, product liability, arbitration, intellectual property, employment, and constitutional challenges to federal and state statutes.
- Scott Edelman, a Media & Entertainment MVP – Scott is a partner in the Century City office and Co-Chair of the Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Group. He has first-chaired numerous jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations, including class actions, taking well over twenty-five to final verdict or decision. He represents multiple studios, television networks, music companies, production companies and other media-related entities.
- Shukie Grossman, a Fund Formation MVP – Shukie is a partner in the New York office and Co-Chair of the Investment Funds Practice Group. His practice focuses on the formation of private investment funds, including domestic and offshore funds focused on buyout, growth equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit and other investment strategies. He also advises investment firms on their operation, regulation and internal governance arrangements.
- Andrew Lance, a Hospitality MVP – Andrew is Co-Partner in Charge of the New York office and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group’s Hotel and Hospitality Practice. His clients include private real estate equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, corporate and individual developers and owners, mortgage and mezzanine lenders, REITs and other public and privately held companies investing in or using real estate.
- Kristin Linsley, a Technology MVP – Kristin is a partner in the San Francisco office. She specializes in complex business and appellate litigation across a spectrum of areas, including water and energy law, cybersecurity and technology law, international and transnational law, data and privacy, and complex financial litigation. She has broad experience in the area of data privacy, cybersecurity, and technology law, representing companies such as Facebook and Expedia with respect to some of their most challenging data security issues.
- Brian Lutz, a Securities MVP – Brian is a partner in the San Francisco office and Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on corporate control contests, securities class actions, and shareholder actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duties. He represents and advises clients in connection with shareholder activist matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance issues, and regularly represents and advises boards of directors and board committees on litigation issues.
- Rahim Moloo, an International Arbitration MVP – Rahim Moloo is a partner in the New York office. His practice focuses on assisting clients to resolve complex international disputes in the most effective and efficient way possible. His experience spans a number of industries, including energy, mining, telecommunications, financial services, infrastructure, construction and consumer products.
- Jason Schwartz, an Employment MVP – Jason is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. His practice includes sensitive workplace investigations, high-profile trade secret and non-compete matters, wage-hour and discrimination class actions, Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower protection claims, executive and other significant employment disputes, labor union controversies, and workplace safety litigation.