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Christine Demana is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Trade Secrets Practice Group; the Media, Entertainment, and Technology Practice Group; the Intellectual Property Practice Group, and the Labor and Employment Practice Group. She also serves on the firm’s Ethics Committee.
Christine has been repeatedly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in Commercial Litigation and as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”
She regularly represents clients in bet-the-company, noncompete, and trade secrets matters involving software, biotech, investing, and consulting intellectual property. Her recent, notable, and ongoing tech and trade secrets experience includes:
Christine also represents companies prosecuting and defending complex business and class-action claims, including breach of contract, securities and other frauds, consumer product defects, antitrust violations, and employment issues. Her recent, notable, and ongoing commercial litigation experience includes:
Christine has unique expertise developing media strategies for large public matters and leading sensitive internal investigations in private matters, as well.
Alongside her commercial docket, Christine proudly maintains an active pro bono practice serving individual clients in need. The New York Legal Aid Society twice 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 in both in trial court and on direct appeal—including delivering oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit and serving as one of three lead trial counsel in a Section 1983 case on behalf of a former inmate within the Ninth Circuit.
Before joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Christine 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 on the Board of Directors as the Vice President for Practice Standards for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
Outside of the firm, Christine is a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation Taskforce, which supports the launch and growth of innovation activities in the Dallas area by connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers, and the business community.
Harvard University - 2011 Juris Doctor
University of Michigan - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar