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David Salant is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Salant is an experienced litigator who helps companies and individuals in a wide variety of industries — including financial services, fin-tech, energy, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods — to analyze and resolve complex commercial, regulatory, and white-collar criminal disputes. He has represented multinational companies defending their corporate transactions in litigation across multiple fora; hedge funds and traders under regulatory and criminal scrutiny for derivative and cryptocurrency transactions; senior executives accused of securities, accounting, and tax offenses; and public and private companies targeted by others’ fraud and demanding satisfaction.
Mr. Salant has significant trial advocacy and motion practice experience. He has taken first-chair roles in witness examinations, jury addresses, depositions, and settlement negotiations; authored and argued motions in federal and state court; and served as lead counsel in a federal jury trial. Mr. Salant has lectured at the New York City Bar Association, where he is a member of the Federal Courts Committee, on the subject of effective federal district court advocacy. He has also trained and supervised junior attorneys at the Firm in their first stand-up, in-court roles.
Mr. Salant maintains an active pro bono practice, focused on lawsuits to redress violations of detainees’ Constitutional rights.
Mr. Salant received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University. Following law school, Mr. Salant served as a law clerk to the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Salant is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Harvard University - 2015 Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2010 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar