333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197 USA
Linda L. Curtis is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Finance Practice Group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of corporate finance, including leveraged financings, with a specific focus in recent years on acquisition financings. She also represents clients in debt capital markets transactions and other secured and unsecured senior, mezzanine and subordinated financings, and has experience in real estate financings and debt restructurings. Ms. Curtis’ clients include private equity firms, commercial lending institutions and public and private companies in a variety of industries.
Representative recent transactions include the representation of:
Ms. Curtis has for a number of years been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Tier 1 Banking and Finance lawyer in California and recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Banking and Finance Law. Chambers describes her as having “incredible knowledge on the state of the debt financing market” and notes that market sources commend her “exceptional” representation of borrowers in sophisticated transactions. IFLR1000 named her to its “2018 Women Leaders” list which recognizes 300 female lawyers considered to be among the best transactional specialists in their markets and practice areas. The Los Angeles Daily Journal named Linda to its 2015 list of Top Women Lawyers and for many years she has been named by Law and Politics and Los Angeles magazines as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers.” She also was named to the 2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars list, which features an “elite group of standout attorneys” identified by corporate counsel as those who provide “the absolute best client service.” In October 2011, Ms. Curtis was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of Los Angeles’ top corporate attorneys on its annual list of Who’s Who in Law.
Ms. Curtis was the 2014 – 2015 President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), which is one of the nation’s largest local bar associations. She served previously as chair of LACBA’s Business and Corporations Law Section Executive Committee and LACBA’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee. Recent publications include Financing Provisions in Acquisition Agreements, California Business Law Practitioner, Summer 2011 (with Melissa Barshop).
Ms. Curtis received in 1987 her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School and her Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford Business School. At Stanford Law School, she was an Articles Editor of the Law Review. Prior to her graduate work at Stanford, Ms. Curtis received a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, where she was a Newton-Tatum scholar, and an A.B. in public affairs/economics from Princeton University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After graduating from Stanford, Ms. Curtis clerked for one year for the Honorable Robert F. Peckham, who was then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Stanford University - 1987 Juris Doctor
Stanford University - 1987 MBA
University of Oxford - 1984 Bachelor of Arts
Princeton University - 1982 Bachelor of Arts