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Brandon Stoker is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He is a member of the firm’s Antitrust, Appellate, Class Actions, Employment, and Intellectual Property practice groups. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Stoker served as a law clerk to the Honorable N. Randy Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Stoker represents clients in a wide range of appellate matters, including cases involving class certification, arbitration, intellectual property, constitutional, contract, employment, and antitrust disputes. He regularly briefs petitions and appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States and federal and state appellate courts around the country. He also frequently assists trial counsel with complex briefing and the development of legal strategies before, during, and after trial to preserve key issues for appeal. Recent matters include:
In the trial court, Mr. Stoker has broad commercial litigation and trial experience for a variety of clients, including companies in the technology, consumer products, entertainment, financial services, and health care industries. Recent matters include:
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Mr. Stoker also represents and advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including investigating and prosecuting misappropriation of trade secrets; enforcing and defending non-compete and non-solicitation agreements; and defending discrimination, harassment, and misclassification claims.
Prior to clerking, Mr. Stoker graduated magna cum laude from the Brigham Young University Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the BYU Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While attending law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable David Sam of the United States District Court for the District of Utah, won best brief as an oral argument finalist in the Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition, and received the John S. Welch Prize for Outstanding Legal Writing. He earned his undergraduate degree in political philosophy, magna cum laude, from Boise State University.
Mr. Stoker has written on a variety of subjects, including class actions, arbitration, and constitutional law. He recently 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 is admitted to practice in the States of California and Idaho, the United States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Brigham Young University - 2010 Juris Doctor
Boise State University - 2007 Bachelor of Arts