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Patricia Mercedes Herold is an associate in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations.
Ms. Herold has substantial experience advising clients on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other anti-corruption laws. She has conducted investigations into potential corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and other white collar issues. She has represented clients being investigated by U.S. and foreign authorities, including successfully negotiating favorable resolutions with the government. She also regularly conducts compliance reviews and risk assessments, leveraging her experience advising clients under self-reporting obligations to the U.S. authorities.
Ms. Herold is fluent in Spanish and uses her language skills regularly in her practice. Before joining Gibson Dunn’s Denver office, she was an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, focusing on internal investigations and compliance matters.
Ms. Herold is active in pro bono matters. In 2016, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (“CAIR”) Coalition named Ms. Herold to its Pro Bono Honor Roll in recognition of her work on behalf of a young victim of human trafficking. This award is given annually to pro bono attorneys who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to access to justice for their clients. She also received Gibson Dunn’s 2017 and 2018 Frank Wheat Award, given annually to lawyers who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their pro bono work and obtained significant results for their pro bono clients.
Ms. Herold received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 2014. At the University of Chicago, she served as President of the Latino/a Law Students Association and worked with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, volunteering as a Child Advocate for unaccompanied immigrant children. In 2010, Ms. Herold graduated cum laude from Davidson College, where she earned a degree in political science with a minor in Spanish. Before attending law school, she taught English in a bilingual elementary school in Madrid, Spain.
Ms. Herold is admitted to practice in Colorado, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee, a member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s board, and actively involved in the Hispanic National Bar Association.
University of Chicago - 2014 Juris Doctor
Davidson College - 2010 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar