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Billy Cole is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in federal, state, and arbitral forums across the country. Mr. Cole has been the principal drafter of appellate briefs and dispositive motions in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country, as well as in arbitral forums. He has represented clients across many substantive areas of law, including labor and employment, consumer fraud, trade secrets, environmental, contract, legal malpractice, and entertainment. Mr. Cole also regularly advises clients with respect to compliance with federal and state laws.
Recent representative matters include:
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Cole served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Cole graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Cole was a member of the Supreme Court Clinic, where he assisted the Honorable Stephanos Bibas—then a Professor, now a Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit—with certiorari and merits stage briefing, as well as oral argument preparation, for multiple cases pending before the United States Supreme Court. He also served as Editor-in Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, an editor for the Symposium Edition of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, a member of the Moot Court Board, and he was a Quarterfinalist in the Edwin R. Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition. Mr. Cole holds a Certificate in Business Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, magna cum laude and with departmental honors, from Pepperdine University.
Mr. Cole is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
University of Pennsylvania - 2015 Juris Doctor
Pepperdine University - 2012 Bachelor of Arts