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Julia Lapitskaya is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance and its ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) practices. Ms. Lapitskaya’s practice focuses on SEC, NYSE/Nasdaq and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 compliance, securities and corporate governance disclosure issues, corporate governance best practices, state corporate laws, the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, SEC regulations, shareholder activism matters, ESG and sustainability matters and executive compensation disclosure issues, including as part of initial public offerings and spin-off transactions.
Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Ms. Lapitskaya was an associate in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP, where she advised clients on executive compensation, equity-based incentives, deferred compensation, severance plans and other compensatory arrangements, with particular emphasis on disclosure issues and issues arising in initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Ms. Lapitskaya is a frequent author and speaker on securities law and ESG issues and is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance. She also contributed to a chapter in the “Executive Compensation Disclosure Handbook: A Practical Guide to the SEC’s Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules” as well as in the treatise “A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules.” Most recently, Expert Guides has named Ms. Lapitskaya to its Rising Stars 2022 Guide, which recognizes the brightest and most talented practitioners under 40 in the area of business law and related practices, and Euromoney named her among its 2022 Rising Stars in the Americas region.
Ms. Lapitskaya earned her Juris Doctor in 2010 from the New York University School of Law, where she served as Developments Editor of the Journal of International Law and Politics. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Lapitskaya graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Lapitskaya is admitted to practice in the State of New York.
New York University - 2010 Juris Doctor
Fordham University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar