Litigation Partner Deborah Stein Joins Gibson Dunn in Los Angeles

January 24, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Deborah L. Stein has joined the firm as a partner in the Los Angeles office.  Stein, formerly with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, will continue representing clients in their most significant commercial litigation matters.

“We are thrilled to have Deb as our partner,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “We have one of the premiere litigation platforms in the world.  Deb is a highly regarded, highly credentialed and experienced litigator, who has significant trial experience and will add capacity and profile to our thriving practice in California and nationally.”

“Deb brings impressive litigation skills and substantial trial experience that will add further depth to our existing group of first-chair litigators in the Los Angeles office,” said Jay Srinivasan, Co-Partner in Charge of the Los Angeles and Century City offices.  “She is also active in the legal and business communities, enjoying a high profile in both.  It is not often that someone like Deb becomes available and we are lucky to have her.”

“The reputation of Gibson Dunn’s litigation and trial practices precedes it, and I’m delighted to be joining this market-leading team,” Stein said.  “As a litigator whose practice crosses industries and addresses cutting-edge legal issues, I know the firm’s collaborative culture will prove both invaluable to expanding my practice and rewarding to me personally.”

About Deborah Stein

Stein is a nationally recognized complex commercial litigator, with experience in matters spanning a variety of subject areas, including cybersecurity, trade secrets, insurance and reinsurance, securities and consumer class actions, joint venture disputes, and business practice disputes.  She also regularly advises clients on False Claims Act matters and whistleblower allegations of fraud.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Stein was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in Los Angeles.  She serves on the Board of Directors of Public Counsel, the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), and the Global Advisory Board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).

Stein graduated in 1999, cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she served as a Notes Editor for the New York University Law Review.  She clerked for Judge Peter C. Dorsey in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut from 1999 to 2001.