March 26, 2014
"The Case of the Century" The American Lawyer
Join Gibson Dunn for a 90-minute presentation including counsel for Chevron in its recent RICO trial in the Southern District of New York, Reed Brodsky and Annie Champion, in which they tell you everything you need to know about the RICO verdict and how Chevron scored a victory for the rule of law by going on the offensive against a fraudulent foreign judgment.
Reed Brodsky—a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Firm’s Litigation, Crisis Management, Securities Enforcement, and White Collar Defense and Investigations Groups. Mr. Brodsky is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer and litigator best known for his success as lead trial counsel in two of the most high-profile white collar criminal cases in recent memory, United States v. Raj Rajaratnam in 2011, and United States v. Rajat Gupta in 2012. Before recently joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Brodsky spent eight years serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. For more than 6 of those years, he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. Mr. Brodsky’s areas of expertise include trial work, white collar crime, securities enforcement proceedings, corporate internal investigations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing institutions, hedge funds, issuers of securities, board committees, and individuals in connection with investigations, litigation, and SEC enforcement proceedings under the federal securities laws. He is a leading national expert on insider trading investigations after successfully prosecuting with others more than 50 individuals for insider trading crimes; using wiretaps in an insider trading trial for the first time in U.S. history; prosecuting the first matchmaking insider trading case in U.S. history; and authoring the first federal wiretaps on a conference line in U.S. history. Mr. Brodsky has received national recognition and many awards for his achievements and litigation skills; including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, in 2012, and the Executive Office of U.S. Attorney’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, in 2013.
Anne Champion – an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Firm’s Transnational Litigation Practice and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.
Ms. Champion has played a lead role in a wide range of litigation matters. She earned her Bachelor of Science in physics with distinction from the University of Iowa and received the James A. Van Allen and the Myrtle K. Meier awards for excellence in physics. She earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from George Washington University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Raymond F. Hossfeld Merit Scholarship. She served as an articles editor for The George Washington Law Review and published her casenote, Another Brick in the Wall: United States v. Samuel and the Lower Courts’ Narrow Reading of Apprendi v. New Jersey Before Blakely v. Washington, 72 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1004 (2004). Upon graduation, she was awarded the Willard Waddington-Gatchell prize for academic excellence and the John F. Evans prize for outstanding achievement in the clinical law program, D.C. Law Students in Court, and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Ms. Champion clerked for the Honorable Max Rosenn on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.