Dora Arash is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Her practice concentrates on federal income tax planning for corporations and partnerships. She has advised clients on the tax consequences of partnership and corporate formations, taxable stock and asset acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, public and private offerings of stock and debt, spin-offs and joint ventures. She has also represented clients in a variety of tax controversy matters, including matters before the Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Before joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1997, Ms. Arash served as attorney-advisor to the Honorable Carolyn P. Chiechi of the United States Tax Court.
Ms. Arash received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1995. She received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 1994, where she served as associate editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, and she received a B.S., magna cum laude, from California State University, Northridge in 1991.
Ms. Arash was selected as a ranked lawyer in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and named one of The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law in the 2024 edition.
New York University - 1995 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Pepperdine University - 1994 Juris Doctor
California State University - Northridge - 1991 Bachelor of Science