(1971 – 2022)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our partner and friend Erin Rothfuss.
Erin joined Gibson Dunn in 2001 and was promoted to the partnership in 2006. She was a brilliant lawyer, admired by clients, colleagues, and opposing counsel alike. Her practice encompassed real estate matters involving lending and structured finance, private equity, workouts and restructurings, loan sales, syndications and participations, and acquisitions and dispositions.
Erin epitomized the best of Gibson Dunn, and made an indelible mark on our firm through her tireless support of colleagues and commitment to clients, along with her dedication to championing the next generation of lawyers. Beyond her role as co-chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Department, she was a warm and welcoming presence at firm events, a generous teammate and mentor, and a staunch advocate and leader in developing the Women of Gibson Dunn Initiative. She also served with distinction on the firm’s Executive Committee from 2013 to 2015, as she did during her tenures on the firmwide Diversity, Finance, and Associate Compensation Committees.
Outside of work, Erin was a special friend to many of us – fun and funny, curious, engaging, well-traveled, and always up for an adventure. She loved music, whether going to concerts, festivals or at home with friends. She also loved animals and served on the board of directors of Muttville, a senior dog rescue organization.
Erin received her law degree, cum laude, in 1996 from Harvard Law School, and her Bachelor of Arts degree, with high honors, in Economics and Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993.
Erin was an extraordinary member of the Gibson Dunn community. At this difficult time, our thoughts are with her family, as well as with the many colleagues who worked with Erin over the years. She will be tremendously missed.
Harvard University - 1996 Juris Doctor
University of California - Berkeley - 1993 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar