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Christopher Leach is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he practices in the firm’s Litigation Department.
Mr. Leach has significant experience in appellate matters and dispositive briefing, where he has represented clients in federal and state courts at all levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has presented oral argument before federal courts of appeals, and he has been the principal drafter of briefs on a range of topics, including the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, consumer protection laws, and the federal securities laws. Mr. Leach also has significant experience in complex civil litigation, including multidistrict litigation and cross-border disputes involving sovereigns and private parties. His matters include:
Mr. Leach also maintains an active pro bono practice representing a variety of clients before federal and state appellate courts. For example, he briefed and argued a complex habeas corpus appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for a Maryland prisoner, and served as a principal drafter of briefs for adoptive parents before the en banc D.C. Court of Appeals.
Before joining the firm in 2011, Mr. Leach served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Leach received his law degree magna cum laude from the Duke University School of Law in 2010, where he served on the Editorial Board for the Duke Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Leach received his B.A. with honors in government from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2006 and was elected Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Leach is a member of the bars of the State of New York, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Duke University - 2010 Juris Doctor
Dartmouth College - 2006 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar