Brennon Mendez is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to Judge Richard R. Clifton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Mendez earned his law degree from Yale Law School. At Yale, he served as the Voting Rights Co-Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic and testified before the Connecticut state legislature in support of bills restoring voting rights to disenfranchised people with felony convictions who are on parole. He was a member of the Constitutional Litigation Seminar taught by Judge Susan L. Carney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He served as Lead Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review, a speechwriter for Dean Heather K. Gerken, and a research assistant to Professor William N. Eskridge Jr. for his 2020 book, Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws. He interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii and externed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, where he focused on cases involving child sexual exploitation.
Prior to law school, Mr. Mendez worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company and interned at the Obama White House and the Clinton-Kaine 2016 campaign. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Comparative Ethnic Studies.
Mr. Mendez is admitted to practice law in the State of California as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Yale University - 2021 Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2017 Bachelor of Arts