Prominent Supreme Court Lawyer Nicole Saharsky Joins Gibson Dunn in D.C.

November 1, 2017

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that  Nicole Saharsky will join the Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Saharsky most recently served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, briefing and arguing cases in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the United States.  At Gibson Dunn, she will continue to practice appellate law and serve as a Co-Chair of the Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.

“We are delighted to welcome Nicole to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Nicole is a very experienced and extraordinarily talented appellate litigator who enjoys a well-deserved reputation before the Supreme Court as an extremely effective advocate.  She is among the most experienced Supreme Court advocates in the country and will be a significant asset to our already vibrant and dynamic appellate group.”

“Nicole is an experienced Supreme Court advocate of the first order,” said Mark A. Perry, Co-Chair of the Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group.  “Having argued 29 cases in the Court, she has significant depth of experience.  She also has an excellent reputation, earning universal praise and admiration.  Our appellate practice group has tremendous depth and versatility that gives us an unmatched level of success throughout all the appellate courts.  The demand for the group’s services continues to grow, and we are looking forward to working with Nicole to meet that demand.”

“I was drawn to Gibson Dunn because of its collegiality, team approach and commitment to excellence,” said Saharsky.  “The firm is home to one of the country’s premier appellate groups, and I am thrilled to become a part of such a talented group.”

About Nicole Saharsky

Before joining the firm, Saharsky served for ten years in the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant to the Solicitor General.  In that role, Saharsky represented the United States in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.  During her tenure, she argued 29 cases in the Court, briefed 45 cases on the merits, and filed hundreds of additional briefs and motions.  Her cases involved a broad range of business issues, including securities, intellectual property, labor and employment, bankruptcy, personal jurisdiction, and corporate criminal liability.

Prior to her tenure in the Office of the Solicitor General, Saharsky was an associate at O’Melveny & Myers.  She also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General’s Office and clerked for Judge Carolyn Dineen King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Saharsky graduated in 2002, summa cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as Lead Articles Editor of the Minnesota Law Review.