Kelsey Helland is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Mr. Helland advises clients on a wide range of federal and state court litigation issues. He has handled high-stakes cases in a variety of subject areas, including civil appeals, consumer class actions, employment disputes, environmental disputes, and challenges to administrative agency action. Mr. Helland has experience litigating on behalf of his clients in federal district court, the courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as various state courts. His corporate clients include Chevron Corp., Crystallex International Corp., DoorDash, Inc., JUUL Labs, Inc., and Walmart, Inc., among others.
Mr. Helland has litigated high-profile cases involving constitutional issues and individual rights. He is a member of the 2018 California Lawyers of the Year Gibson Dunn team representing six individual DACA recipients that successfully sued the federal government to block the termination of the DACA program. He is also on the team that successfully restored the DACA status of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a DACA-holder who was arrested and had his status wrongfully taken away based on the false accusation that he was a gang member.
Mr. Helland received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2014, where he was a managing editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. He earned his B.A., cum laude, in Physics from Dartmouth College in 2007.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Helland served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and to the Honorable Mary H. Murguia on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before law school, he worked as a research scientist for the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Palo Alto, California.
Mr. Helland is admitted to practice law in the State of California and before various federal courts.
Stanford University - 2014 Juris Doctor
Dartmouth College - 2007 Bachelor of Arts