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Perlette Jura is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on complex trial and appellate litigation. She co-chairs the firm’s Transnational Litigation Group and she co-founded the firm’s Aerospace and Related Technologies Group. She has played a key role in a number of the firm’s most high-profile transnational, environmental and technology-driven matters. Ms. Jura has extensive experience working with the food and beverage, agricultural, aerospace, automotive, emerging technology and energy industries. Ms. Jura was recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” in 2020 and 2019. In 2017, The Daily Journal named Ms. Jura to its Top 40 Under 40 list and recognized her as one of the “Top 2017 Women Lawyers.” The Los Angeles Business Journal named Ms. Jura to its list of “Most Influential Women Lawyers” in Los Angeles, featuring 50 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the region. And for the past several years, Ms. Jura has been recognized by Legal 500 as one of the top ten leading transnational litigation lawyers in the country.
Complex and Transnational Litigation: As a co-chair of the firm’s Transnational Litigation Group, Ms. Jura has extensive experience litigating and counseling on multidistrict and cross-border matters, including several mass and class action suits. Ms. Jura has played a critical role as a master strategist and team leader in several high-profile U.S. matters and transnational trials and appeals and is regularly relied upon by clients to help them develop comprehensive global strategies. She has advised on matters implicating the competing laws of multiple U.S. jurisdictions and the laws of more than 50 countries around the world. She also regularly advises on supply chain liability risks, corporate separateness and cross-border compliance issues.
Emerging Technology and the Sharing Economy: With a deep understanding of the global legal framework governing the developing body of law regulating data privacy, technological developments and the sharing economy, Ms. Jura also has substantial experience with matters involving cutting edge technological issues. She co-founded the firm’s Aerospace and Related Technologies group and has worked on a wide range of technology-driven litigation for companies such as Intel, Yahoo, Infor, WhatsApp and Facebook, among others.
Environmental and Mass Tort Litigation: Much of Ms. Jura’s cross-border work has involved a wide variety of domestic and cross-border tort disputes, including clients involved in manufacturing, food and beverage, agriculture and energy. She has also provided counseling and advice on environmental and regulatory compliance to a number of clients on a wide range of issues, including Proposition 65, supply chain transparency requirements and a number of other California-driven regulatory matters.
Community and Firm Involvement. In addition to serving as a practice group leader, Ms. Jura is the firmwide hiring chair. She also sits on the firm’s diversity committee.
Ms. Jura serves on the Board of Trustees for the California Science Center Foundation and the Advisory Committee for the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. She is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, which is dedicated to addressing the world’s transforming global community and giving the West Coast a more effective voice in global development. Ms. Jura has also served on the Board of Directors for the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and she is a lifetime member. She is likewise a member of the Women of Stanford Law and the Diversity Law Institute.
Ms. Jura also dedicates substantial time to pro bono matters. In 2012, she received the firm’s annual award for successfully litigating the firm’s Most Challenging Pro Bono Matter, in connection with her work on Norwood v. Bourland, a complex civil rights appeal. In 2014, she served as a Military Commission Observer for the 9/11 proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Since 2015, Ms. Jura has been partnering with Lawyers Without Borders to help train lawyers and magistrates in Africa to help combat wildlife poaching.
Some of Ms. Jura’s most recent non-confidential matters include:
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Education & Background. Before joining the firm, Ms. Jura served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Jura graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School. She was an Executive Editor of Stanford Law Review and received the Board of Editors Award. Ms. Jura was also the Student Director of the Stanford Community Law Clinic, and a graduate advisor and teacher. During her time at Stanford, she was awarded the Public Interest and Pro Bono Service Award and a Stanford Law School Fellowship. Ms. Jura graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was the Commencement Speaker at the Fine Arts & Humanities ceremony.
Ms. Jura is a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. She is licensed to practice in the State of California and the District of Columbia. She is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, in addition to the Northern and Central Districts of California and the Northern District of Illinois. She is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association’s Transnational Legal Practice Committee, and the Association’s International Courts Committee and the International Litigation Committee.
Stanford University - 2004 Juris Doctor
University of California - Santa Barbara - 2001 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar