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Brandon Stoker is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on complex business litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition, Appellate and Constitutional Law, Class Actions, and Labor and Employment practice groups.
Mr. Stoker works with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, consumer products, energy, insurance, and financial services. He has represented clients in antitrust, breach-of-contract, consumer, and employment class actions; constitutional litigation involving challenges based on due process, equal protection, the Commerce Clause, and the First Amendment; and government investigation and enforcement actions involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.
Mr. Stoker also represents clients in appellate matters in federal and state appellate courts throughout the country. He has briefed dozens of appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, most federal circuits, and several state supreme courts, and has successfully presented oral argument to the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Stoker frequently advises business leaders regarding issues at the intersection of litigation, regulation, and public policy, and has substantial experience developing risk-mitigation strategies and guiding clients through crisis situations.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Stoker served as a law clerk to the Honorable N. Randy Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Every year since 2018, he has been named a “Rising Star” in Class Action Litigation in the Super Lawyers edition of Los Angeles Magazine, and he was recently recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®. Mr. Stoker’s litigation wins have been profiled in awards conferred by a variety of publications, including: “Litigators of the Week,” The Am Law Litigation Daily (June 2021); “Litigators of the Week,” The Am Law Litigation Daily (February 2018); “Top Verdicts of 2017,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 2018); “Litigation Department of the Year,” The American Lawyer (January 2016); “Top Verdicts of 2014,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 2015); “Practice Group Performs In Spotlight and Under Pressure,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (March 2012); and “Litigation Department of the Year,” The American Lawyer (January 2012).
Mr. Stoker maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on youth advocacy, military veterans, and first-generation entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has represented unaccompanied minors in petitions for asylum and secured permanent restraining orders on behalf of domestic violence survivors. In 2019, he presented oral argument to the Ninth Circuit and won unanimous reversal of an order dismissing the claims of a pro se civil rights petitioner.
Mr. Stoker has written and presented on a variety of subjects, including class actions, arbitration, employment, and constitutional law. He co-authored The Changed Landscape of Businesses’ Right to Enforce Arbitration Agreements: A Survey of Class Actions Involving Petitions to Compel Arbitration After Concepcion (Bloomberg/BNA Class Action Litigation Report), and contributed to chapters and updates in A Practitioner’s Guide to Class Actions (American Bar Association).
Mr. Stoker graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as an extern to the Honorable David Sam of the United States District Court for the District of Utah and received the John S. Welch Prize for Outstanding Legal Writing. He received his undergraduate degree in political philosophy, magna cum laude, from Boise State University.
Brigham Young University - 2010 Juris Doctor
Boise State University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts