SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that it has appointed partner Fred Brown as the new Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s San Francisco office. Brown takes over from
Katie Coleman, who completed a five-year term in that role and will continue
her bankruptcy and restructuring practice.
“A talented lawyer with strong leadership qualities, Fred is a great
choice to lead the San Francisco office,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of
the firm. “Although Fred joined the firm recently, it was quickly clear that
he had the experience, the skill and the temperament to lead the office.”
“I am honored by my partners’ confidence in me,” said Brown. “I look
forward to continuing Katie’s work in developing the office and our local
About Fred Brown
A member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups,
Brown is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on patent infringement and
complex commercial cases and arbitrations. He has tried to verdict or
judgment many civil and criminal cases, including several high-profile patent
infringement cases. He has extensive experience in civil, multi-jurisdiction
litigation and often coordinates the work of local counsel in multiple
jurisdictions. He recently has represented Arvesta, Allied Capital, Nortel,
Cadence. and Intel, among other clients.
Brown joined Gibson Dunn in 2004 from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. He
teaches trial skills for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and for the
Intensive Advocacy Program at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Business Trial
lawyers and the Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court. He is a 1975 graduate of
Duke University School of Law, where he served as Administrative Law Editor
for Duke Law Journal.
About Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco Office
Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco office has more than 50 attorneys, who
represent Fortune 500 companies in corporate, litigation, intellectual
property and antitrust issues.
Some representative clients include Intel, Cadence Design Systems, Wells
Fargo, The Williams Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ask Jeeves, Xilinx,
Thoratec, Applied Materials and St. Jude Medical.
About the Firm
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm.
Consistently ranking among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and
major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global
marketplace with more than 800 lawyers and 13 offices, including Los Angeles,
New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Munich,
Brussels, Orange County, Century City, Dallas and Denver.