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Joshua S. Lipshutz serves as Partner & Chief Operating Officer of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the Firm’s Litigation Department, and the Appellate and Constitutional Law, Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Class Actions Practice Groups. Josh is a member of the Firm’s Executive and Management Committees.
Josh has been profiled by Law360 for his exceptional appellate experience (Appellate Practice Group of the Year), recognized as a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy MVP in 2019, and recognized as a Technology MVP in 2023. The National Law Journal profiled Josh in both the General Litigation and Labor & Employment categories. In 2023, Benchmark Litigation recognized Josh on its Top Labor & Employment Litigators list for the third consecutive year, and he was named both a Labor and Employment Star and a Litigation Star. The Legal 500 United States has recognized him as a “Leading Lawyer” for Labor and Employment Disputes. Josh has also been recognized by Lawdragon, which identifies “advisors you want to send into battle,” as one of the 2024 “500 Leading Litigators in America.”
Josh’s practice focuses primarily on constitutional, class action, data privacy, and securities-related matters. A sample of recent and ongoing representations include:
Josh’s cases before the U.S. Supreme Court include the following:
Prior to attending law school, Josh received his undergraduate degrees, summa cum laude, in finance and systems engineering, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review. Josh served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before practicing law, Josh worked as a principal investment professional at Silver Lake Partners and as an investment banking associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Josh is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Stanford University - 2005 Juris Doctor
University of Pennsylvania - 1999 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar