April 19, 2021
Protecting First Amendment rights has long been a hallmark of Gibson Dunn’s practice. In particular, we have vigilantly defended freedom of the press and its indispensable role in a healthy democracy. On this episode of the podcast, Ted Boutrous and Ted Olson discuss some of the most important and interesting First Amendment cases they’ve worked on.
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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.