Litigation Partner Joshua Lerner Joins Gibson Dunn in San Francisco

September 10, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Joshua Lerner has joined the firm as a partner in its San Francisco office.  Lerner, formerly a partner at Durie Tangri, will continue to focus on litigating major complex commercial matters.

“Josh will be a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He has a well-deserved reputation as an accomplished trial lawyer.  Having spent time in-house and in private practice, Josh brings a pragmatic perspective to the business and legal issues confronting our clients, particularly in the tech sector.  Gibson Dunn has one of the premier litigation platforms in the world, and Josh will add to that strength.”

“Josh brings excellent experience representing large multinational technology clients in high-stakes matters,” said Charles J. Stevens, Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office.  “He will complement our thriving litigation practice in the Bay Area and firmwide.”

“I’m thrilled to join the Gibson Dunn team,” Lerner said.  “Gibson Dunn’s reputation as a litigation powerhouse is well-known, and I’m looking forward to expanding my practice.  I’m also confident that the firm’s collaborative culture will be a natural fit.”

About Joshua Lerner

Lerner advises leading technology companies on complex commercial litigation.  His practice covers a wide variety of areas, including class actions, intellectual property, trade secrets, breach of contract and founder disputes.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Lerner was a partner at Durie Tangri for 10 years.  From 2006 to 2009, he was in-house at Genentech, serving as a Senior Litigation Counsel.  Prior, he also practiced at Clarence Dyer LLP & Cohen and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP.  Over the course of his career, Lerner has taught business torts at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Lerner received his law degree in 2001 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.