March 18, 2021
In this first episode of “The Two Teds,” Ted Boutrous and Ted Olson discuss the paths that led them to become two of America’s leading litigators. They delve into their backgrounds and what drove them to become lawyers. They also touch on legal cases they’ve worked on together and Ted Olson’s first Supreme Court case.
Ted Boutrous – Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is global Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and previously led the firm’s Appellate, Crisis Management, Transnational Litigation and Media groups. He also is a member of the firm’s Executive and Management Committees. Recognized for a decade of excellence in the legal profession, the Daily Journal in 2021 named Mr. Boutrous as a Top Lawyer of the Decade for his victories. As a tireless advocate and leader for high-stakes and high-profile cases, Mr. Boutrous was also named the 2019 “Litigator of the Year, Grand Prize Winner” by The American Lawyer.
Ted Olson – Theodore B. Olson is a Partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office; a founder of the Firm’s Crisis Management, Sports Law, and Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Groups. Mr. Olson was Solicitor General of the United States during the period 2001-2004. From 1981-1984, he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. Except for those two intervals, he has been a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. since 1965.