Andrew Wilhelm is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Firm’s litigation and appellate practice groups. Prior to joining the D.C. office, Mr. Wilhelm clerked for Judge Jimmie Reyna on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Susan Braden on the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Mr. Wilhelm maintains an active practice briefing novel, high-stakes issues at each level of the judiciary.
Representative appellate matters include:
- DHS v. Regents of the University of California (S. Ct.): Successfully represented “Dreamers” in challenge to the government’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program
- California v. Texas (S. Ct.): Represent amici children’s health organizations in support of upholding the Affordable Care Act
- Sanchez v. Mayorkas (S. Ct.): Represent amici law professors in support of allowing temporary protected status recipients to seek adjustment to lawful permanent residents
- Perry v. Hollingsworth (9th Cir.): Represent plaintiffs on appeal after successfully obtaining order to unseal video recording of landmark trial concerning marriage equality
- Block & Leviton LLP v. FTC (1st Cir.): Represent Facebook as intervenor in appeals from Freedom of Information Act rulings
- Ramirez-Medina v. DHS (9th Cir.): Represent “Dreamer” in appeal challenging the denial of his DACA renewal application
- In re Newport Corp. Shareholder Litigation (Nev. S. Ct.): Represent corporate board members in shareholder suit arising out of merger
- Campbell v. DoorDash, Inc. (Cal. Ct. App.): Represent DoorDash in appeal challenging California’s “Iskanian Rule” as preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act
- Yegiazaryan v. Smagin (9th Cir.): Represented judgment debtor in three separate appeals from injunctive orders involving over $100 million
Representative trial-level matters include:
- Justice Action Center v. DHS (C.D. Cal.): Represent Justice Action Center in Freedom of Information Act lawsuit
- Marciano v. DoorDash, Inc. (S.F. Superior Court): Represented DoorDash in misclassification lawsuit brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”)
- Abernathy v. DoorDash, Inc. (N.D. Cal.): Represented DoorDash in lawsuit related to mass arbitration
- In re Facebook, Inc. Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation (N.D. Cal.): Represented Facebook in privacy-related action
Mr. Wilhelm earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. During law school, he externed on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Wilhelm earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Wheaton College. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of California.