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Christine Demana is a senior associate in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department, as well as the Media, Entertainment, and Technology Practice Group; the Intellectual Property Practice Group; and the Class Actions Practice Group, and she serves on the Firm’s Associates Committee.
Ms. Demana’s experience encompasses a range of complex commercial litigation, with particular expertise in trial-court litigation for companies in the technology, media, and entertainment industries. Her recent representations include counseling both a global entertainment company and a prominent payment technology company in bet-the-company and founders’ disputes; representing a rising-star gaming technology company in a multi-faceted contract, fraud, and trade secret dispute; and representing an industry-leading media and technology company in a federal antitrust trial. Ms. Demana also has experience working with clients on intellectual property matters, including counseling clients on trade secret law.
In addition, Ms. Demana represents clients in class action lawsuits in both trial and appellate courts around the country. She has defended several different Fortune 500 companies against class claims alleging securities fraud, consumer product defects, antitrust violations, and employment disputes. Most recently, Ms. Demana represented a Texas company in two putative class actions in Wisconsin and Illinois, achieving a pair of rare victories when the opposing parties in those cases voluntarily dismissed each lawsuit as a result of Gibson Dunn’s aggressive litigation strategy.
Ms. Demana proudly maintains an active pro bono practice. In each of 2014 and 2015, the New York Legal Aid Society awarded her its outstanding service award for her work on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities challenging the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. She also has represented individual clients charged with federal crimes both in trial court and on direct appeal.
Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ms. Demana served as a law clerk to the Honorable David C. Godbey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She received her Juris Doctor in 2011 from Harvard Law School, where she was both a student attorney and the Vice President for Practice Standards for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. In 2007, Ms. Demana earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Demana is admitted to practice in the States of Texas and New York, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas and the Southern District of New York.
Harvard University - 2011 Juris Doctor
University of Michigan - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar