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Doran Satanove is a litigation associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Trade Secrets, Intellectual Property, Media, Entertainment and Technology, and Labor And Employment Practice Groups.
His practice is focused on trade secrets litigation and other intellectual property matters (including patent, copyright, and trademark disputes) impacting media, entertainment, and technology companies, as well as general breach of contract matters, and those pertaining to employee defection, competition, and restrictive covenants. He has litigated numerous high-stakes commercial cases relating to these matters in federal and state courts from coast to coast, and at all phases of litigation, including trial. Doran has particularly significant experience drafting and arguing dispositive and discovery motions, first- and second-chairing numerous depositions, and leading offensive and defensive written and document discovery efforts. He also has experience leading forensic investigations into trade secret-related matters, as well as data privacy matters. Doran also regularly counsels clients on trade secrets, false advertising, and trademark issues in the digital advertising, technology, and life sciences spaces.
Doran has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Entertainment and Sports Law.
Recent representative matters include:
Doran also maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently argued and secured a reversal from the Appellate Division of New York (First Department), in Stevens v. New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, resulting in the annulment of New York’s familial DNA search regulations. He has also drafted numerous amicus curiae briefs on immigration law matters before the United States Supreme Court, and helped secure a favorable settlement on behalf of a non-profit dedicated to protecting the rights of the migrant farmworker community, in a First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government.
From 2018 to 2019, Doran served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronnie Abrams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
He received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law 2017, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. During his final year of law school, he served as an extern to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Doran earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology, with First Class Honours, from McGill University.
New York University - 2017 Juris Doctor
McGill University - 2014 Bachelor of Science
New York Bar