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Laura Jenkins Plack is a senior associate in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She previously practiced in the firm’s Washington, DC and Orange County offices. Laura is a member of the firm’s litigation department, with an emphasis on white collar defense and investigations and complex commercial litigation.
Laura represents companies and executives in federal and state court, and before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, congressional committees, and various international authorities. She also has experience guiding and advising businesses undertaking internal investigations.
Prior to joining the Denver office, Laura was appointed an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, Laura personally advised the Deputy Attorney General on significant legal and policy matters. She regularly provided strategic oversight on behalf of Department leadership relating to some of the Department’s most complex and high profile actions. In this capacity, Laura worked closely with various components, including the Civil Division, the Civil Rights Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Trustees Program, the Office of Legal Policy, and the Office of Legislative Affairs.
Laura received her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she served as an Editor of the Virginia Law Review. She clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to law school, Laura worked at the White House in the Chief of Staff’s Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives. She also served in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
University of Virginia - 2012 Juris Doctor
University of Oregon - 2005 Bachelor of Arts