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Alexandra Perloff-Giles is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Ms. Perloff-Giles has experience in a variety of high-stakes commercial disputes, as well as constitutional and appellate litigation. Highlights include obtaining the dismissal of all claims brought against a major French agricultural company, defeating a bid for attorneys’ fees and costs in a Lanham Act dispute involving a major fashion retailer, and representing CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta and Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem in successful litigation against President Donald Trump and other officials over the journalists’ White House press passes. Ms. Perloff-Giles also maintains an active pro bono practice, which ranges from direct representation of LGBT asylum seekers to amicus briefing in the Supreme Court.
In 2019-2020, Ms. Perloff-Giles served as the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times, where she litigated freedom of information, libel, and First Amendment cases on behalf of The Times, counseled reporters and editors on copyright and newsgathering issues, and provided prepublication review. Notable achievements include obtaining data on millions of coronavirus cases through a federal FOIA suit against the CDC; defeating a Glomar response by the CIA in a case seeking the Trump Administration’s rules governing the use of lethal force abroad; and arguing before the Second Circuit in a successful bid to permit the publication of law enforcement personnel records obtained following the repeal of New York Civil Rights Law 50-a.
Ms. Perloff-Giles received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal and Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Perloff-Giles graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 2011 and earned a Master’s from the Université de Paris—Sorbonne in 2012. She currently teaches a seminar on Law & the Arts at Columbia University and serves on the Freedom of Information Act Federal Advisory Committee, a position to which she was appointed by the Archivist of the United States. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Media Law.
Ms. Perloff-Giles is admitted to practice in the State of New York, as well as before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Ninth Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Yale University - 2017 Juris Doctor
Université Paris-Sorbonne - 2012 Master of Arts
Harvard University - 2011 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar