2 Gibson Dunn s office provides the best of both worlds with the extensive resources of a large international law firm within the setting of a mid-size office. The office, established in 1964, has approximately 80 attorneys and offers a full range of legal services. Most of the office s clients are national and international public and private companies with operations in Southern California. is situated on the coast roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, and our office is in the heart of the county s dynamic business community.
3 summer program associate development When joining Gibson Dunn, I knew I was interested in transactional work, but was uncertain about which department to join. The rotation program has allowed me to try a variety of work in the corporate, tax and real estate departments. This invaluable experience has enabled me to make an informed decision in choosing my area of practice. BRENNA GREGORY Real Estate Associate, The office s summer program offers law students the opportunity to gain an understanding of our practice through comprehensive hands-on experience. Our summer program has been ranked number one in Orange County by The American Lawyer for the past three years. Summer associates receive work assignments that are part of the daily client work of the office from a variety of practice areas. Additionally, summer associates have the opportunity to attend out-of-office experiences, including depositions, federal and state court hearings, corporate negotiations and client meetings. Some of the office s clients host the summer associates at their corporate headquarters. For example, a visit to the Callaway Golf Company includes meeting with the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Legal Officer, touring the research & development and manufacturing facilities, testing equipment at the test range, and having lunch with the Legal Department members to discuss protection of intellectual property. A visit to the Allergan, Inc. corporate campus includes a meeting and presentation with the general counsel. Some of the recent summer program social activities have included an annual overnight trip to Catalina Island, evenings at Hotel Laguna overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surfing lessons, an evening in the firm s suite at an Anaheim Angels game, attending theatre perfomance at the Performing Arts Center, a yacht cruise in Newport Harbor, a day at the races at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, an afternoon at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and lunch at the execlusive Club 33 at Disneyland. Associates in the office are given a wide range of responsibilities early on in their careers. They appear in courts nationwide and handle a number of local, national, and international matters. Litigation associates in have first chaired trials in state and federal courts and most have first-, second- or third-chair trial experience. Mid- to senior-level associates often have primary responsibility for running corporate deals, i.e., they negotiate and document mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings. The associates receive training opportunities in a number of areas. New associates attend litigation training presented by partners on such topics as depositions, legal writing, discovery, jury trials, and an overview of trial preparation. In addition, litigation associates attend training programs offered by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy for training in deposition skills and trial advocacy. litigation associates also have the opportunity to participate in the Trial Attorney Partnership training program offered by the District Attorney s office, where associates spend two months prosecuting criminal cases for the District Attorney. In addition to the firm-wide training opportunities, corporate associates attend the Orange County office s annual corporate department training retreat. Many of the corporate associates attend the Securities Regulation Institute presented by the Corporate Counsel Center of Northwestern University School of Law. The corporate department also hosts monthly departmental lunches with speakers on relevant topics.
4 primary practice areas Gibson Dunn gives me the platform to work on national and higherprofile restructuring cases. Working out of Gibson Dunn s Orange County office provides me with the unique ability to work on such cases while enjoying the benefits of living and raising a family in. OSCAR GARZA Bankruptcy Partner, Our principal areas of practice in are commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and restructuring, environmental and natural resources, corporate securities, intellectual property, real estate, labor and employment, white-collar criminal cases, and business taxation. Some of the office s top clients include Janus Capital Group, Inc., Callaway Golf Company, Edison International, Ashworth, Inc., Fluor Corporation, and Pacific Life Insurance Company. Our corporate lawyers work in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, lending and debt restructuring, joint ventures, licensing of intellectual property and general business law. We have substantial experience in representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of securities and in representing buyers, sellers, investments bankers, strategic partners and lenders in all aspects of merger and acquisition activities. Our lawyers represent many clients in the technology, health care and biotech fields. We have one of the largest, most experienced litigation departments in Orange County. Our trial lawyers handle all aspects of civil litigation, including antitrust, commercial, securities, professional liability, mass torts, unfair competition, intellectual property and trade secrets, construction, environmental, land use and other real property matters. Our litigators also have extensive experience in arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Our real estate practice encompasses a spectrum of specialty areas at the state and national level, including finance and investment, commercial and residential development, land use, and environmental issues and workouts. The lawyers in our Labor and Employment Department represent and advise management in a wide array of employment matters, including employment discrimination cases, wrongful termination litigation, negotiations and arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, unfair competition claims, wage and hour issues, and proceedings before various state and federal agencies such as the EEOC, OSHA and the NLRB. Our labor lawyers have extensive trial experience in both jury and non-jury settings and have argued a number of significant cases before appellate courts. In addition to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other transactional matters our tax lawyers often represent foreign parties investing in the U.S. and taxpayers in disputes with the IRS and other taxing authorities. We represent both creditors and debtors in various stages of domestic and international bankruptcy proceedings and counsel creditors and financially troubled companies in possible bankruptcies.
5 pro bono As an associate, Gibson Dunn s free market system gave me the opportunity to develop my practice in areas that interest me, including consumer class actions, employment law, and environmental law. The caliber and breadth of the practice has allowed me to develop my practice in areas that I enjoy while raising my family in a great community. MICHELE MARYOTT Litigation Partner, Public Law Center The Public Law Center is s pro bono, public interest law firm. They solicit local practicing attorneys to donate their time to help with PLC s long list of clients in need of legal representation. These clients range from monolingual Spanish speaking parents locked in custody battles to local nonprofit organizations seeking a full range of corporate legal advice. Each year, Gibson Dunn attorneys accept a number of cases from the Public Law Center. A recent example involved attorneys representing a group of low-income families living in substandard housing in Santa Ana. The Gibson Dunn attorneys successfully obtained a court order putting the property in receivership so that long overdue repairs, which the landlord refused to make, could be completed. As a result of the firm s work with PLC, Gibson Dunn was named PLC s pro bono law firm of the year in United Cerebral Palsy Association of United Cerebral Palsy Association of provides innovative, high-quality programs and services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and their families. Gibson Dunn attorneys have assisted UCP with several real estate matters, including guidance with respect to lease agreements, purchase agreements, and financing documents. Pretend City Pretend City at The Children s Museum of will be a hands-on, interactive city stimulating the curiosity of children in an innovative environment. Gibson Dunn attorneys represented Pretend City in their contemplated acquisition and development of a parcel of land in Irvine for use as the children s museum. The firm has also been actively involved with this organization s community-based fundraising activities. Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides confidential reproductive health care and information to Southern California communities. Gibson Dunn attorneys have counseled PPOSBC on a number of matters, including contract negotiation, corporate governance, privacy law issues, and a variety of real estate matters, including the acquisition and construction of its corporate headquarters. Charitable Boards Many of the attorneys serve on the boards of local charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society of, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, the Child Abuse Prevention Center, New Directions for Women, and the Alzheimer s Association of.
6 a great place to start The office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP offers attorneys the opportunity to undertake a sophisticated and diverse legal practice in an enjoyable atmosphere. The office represents a wide range of public and private company clients, including over one-half of the largest public companies based I started at Gibson Dunn in 1986 as a summer associate and have worked in a number of the firm's offices. Throughout my career, the firm has given me the freedom and opportunity to develop my white collar criminal defense expertise and grow a national practice. The office, in particular, combines the best of all worlds, providing the collegiality of a mid-sized office, with the resources, platform and clients of one of the world's preeminent law firms. NICOLA T. HANNA Litigation Partner, Hiring Partner, in. is a high-tech business hub located approximately 50 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. The county itself spans nearly 800 square miles of some of the best known and most exciting sights in California. Southern California s temperate weather permits year-round enjoyment of numerous outdoor activities such as golfing at world-class courses, hiking and biking in the local mountains, and many types of water sports. The area offers fine dining, upscale shopping, and several outstanding visual and performing arts facilities. offers 42 miles of beaches and boasts some of the most beautiful coastline in the country.
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