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Laura Jenkins Plack is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and was formerly with the firm’s Orange County office. Ms. Plack practices in the litigation department with a focus on antitrust and competition, white collar defense and investigations, congressional investigations, and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Plack also serves on the firm’s Hiring Committee.
Ms. Plack has experience representing companies and executives in federal and state court and before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, competition and financial authorities worldwide, and congressional committees. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, aviation, agriculture, technology, sports, and finance. Ms. Plack also has extensive experience coordinating internal investigations, as well as counseling and advising clients.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Plack was a law clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Ms. Plack graduated from the University of Virginia, School of Law, where she served as a senior editor of the Virginia Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Plack completed a judicial externship for the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Plack received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in political science from the University of Oregon Honors College.
Before pursuing a career in law, Ms. Plack worked at the White House, in both the Chief of Staff’s Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives. She also was a political appointee at the United States Department of Homeland Security in the Office of the General Counsel.
Ms. Plack is admitted to practice in California and Washington, D.C. and before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits.
University of Virginia - 2012 Juris Doctor
University of Oregon - 2005 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar