Leading Tech Litigator Elizabeth McCloskey Rejoins Gibson Dunn as Partner in San Francisco Office

September 1, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP announced today that Elizabeth McCloskey has rejoined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner.  McCloskey, formerly a partner at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP in San Francisco, will continue her complex litigation practice, with a focus on tech and investigations.

“We are excited to welcome Elizabeth back to the firm as she rejoins our elite litigation team in the Bay Area,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Her substantial experience in the tech sector further bolsters our growing Bay Area platform.  Elizabeth has strong relationships throughout the Bay Area and a reputation for great client service that precedes her.  We are thrilled by the opportunity to deepen our bench of talent in this market with Elizabeth’s addition.”

“As a former Gibson Dunn associate, Elizabeth was impressive early on in her career, and we’ve been following her remarkable trajectory over the years,” said Theane Evangelis, Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  “Partners across the firm, who know her and have worked alongside her, hold her in high regard.  She has significant courtroom and trial experience that will benefit our clients in the Bay Area and beyond.”

“Gibson Dunn has a world-class team of attorneys focusing on some of the most complex and important issues of our time, including data, technology, and privacy,” said McCloskey.  “I am looking forward to coming home, and rejoining this robust team, growing my practice, and building alongside extraordinary colleagues.”

McCloskey’s addition to Gibson Dunn’s partnership further strengthens our premier litigation platform in the Bay Area and follows on the heels of a number of other recent high-profile partner hires in the region, including Ashlie Beringer, Vivek Mohan, Rosemarie Ring, and Jessica Valenzuela.  Gibson Dunn’s collaborative approach leverages the firm’s talent across multiple practice areas to ensure the highest quality service, and McCloskey joins our more than 240 litigation partners in providing exceptional legal acumen and delivering results to our clients on their most critical matters.

Gibson Dunn’s tech litigation practice brings extensive legal expertise and experience to a wide range of technology-related matters in a rapidly evolving global economy.  Our top-ranked litigators advise the world’s most dynamic tech companies on cutting-edge issues that often disrupt traditional business models.  The collective experience of our attorneys uniquely positions us to partner with clients in exploring new opportunities and finding innovative solutions when faced with challenges inherent in emerging areas of business and law.

About Elizabeth McCloskey

McCloskey’s practice focuses on high-stakes, complex litigation across a broad range of subject matters, including founder disputes, trade secret challenges, copyright, antitrust and breach of contract actions, white-collar criminal defense cases and investigations.

McCloskey received her J.D. from the University of California Berkeley School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served on the California Law Review and Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law.  She clerked for Judge Valerie B. Fairbank of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and Judge John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to attending law school, McCloskey worked as a journalist.  McCloskey also serves on the Board of Directors of the Northern District of California Historical Society and is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.