Mylan Denerstein, Former Legal Counsel to Governor Cuomo, Joins Gibson Dunn in New York

November 6, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Mylan Denerstein has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s New York office.  She most recently served as the chief counsel and principal legal advisor to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.  At Gibson Dunn, she will handle a broad range of complex litigation, as well as white collar, legislative and investigation matters.

“Mylan will be a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Our premier litigation practice is extremely busy, and we expect demand to continue to grow.  With her unique background in the public sector at the local, state and federal levels in New York, she will add significant depth to our ability to advise clients on a wide range of complex litigation and enforcement matters, as well as internal investigations and crisis management.” 

“We have known Mylan for many years and are delighted she is joining the firm,” said Randy Mastro, Co-Chair of the Crisis Management and Transnational Litigation Practice Groups.  “She has an exceptional reputation in the New York legal community and is known not only for her legal acumen and shrewd negotiating skills, but also her honesty and integrity.”

“Gibson Dunn is one of the elite litigation firms by any measure, including in the highly competitive New York market,” said Denerstein.  “I look forward to working with my new colleagues on the high-profile, high-stakes matters for which the firm is known.”

About Mylan Denerstein

Prior to joining the firm, Denerstein served as Counsel to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo since 2011.  In this role she acted as the Governor’s chief counsel and principal legal advisor.

From 2007 to 2010 during the administration of then-Attorney General Cuomo, she served as the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice and managed approximately 100 attorneys statewide working in the areas of charities, civil rights, environmental protection, health care, labor and tobacco companies.  From 2003 to 2007, she served as Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs for the New York City Fire Department.  From 1996 to 2003, Denerstein served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, first as Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting complex securities, insurance fraud, money laundering and organized crime cases, and then as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, where she assisted in managing over 100 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

She graduated in 1993 from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow for outstanding commitment to public service and was a recipient of the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for exceptional proficiency and advocacy in clinics.