Theodore Boutrous and Theodore Olson Named Litigators of the Week

November 30, 2018

The Am Law Litigation Daily named Los Angeles partner Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. and Washington, D.C. partner Theodore B. Olson as “Litigators of the Week” [PDF] for leading a team that “jumped into action when the White House revoked the press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta, suing to force the Trump administration to restore his access.”  Boutrous and Olson formed a team with deep knowledge of First Amendment law, including Washington, D.C. partner Joshua S. Lipshutz and New York partner Anne Champion.  The case moved quickly.  Within a few days of the team’s initial filing on Tuesday, November 13, the judge ruled in favor of CNN and Acosta, and by Monday, November 19, the White House restored Jim Acosta’s hard pass permanently.  The profile was published on November 30, 2018.

Gibson Dunn is unique among law firms in terms of the depth and breadth of its media, entertainment and technology practice.  The firm has been extensively involved in handling First Amendment issues in virtually all areas of free speech and press and offers counseling, litigation at the trial and appellate levels, prepublication or prebroadcast review, and contractual negotiations among many other services.