Gibson Dunn Adds Corporate Partner in New York – Legal Announcements – May 06, 2009

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Lois Herzeca has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. Herzeca, who was previously with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, will continue her corporate law practice, advising public and private companies and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and other corporate matters.

“Lois will be a great addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “She is a talented lawyer who is highly regarded by her clients, and she has a broad-based corporate practice that will complement the firm’s practice. In addition, she has substantial experience in the insurance industry, an active sector in which we expect demand for legal services to increase.”

“Lois has built a thriving practice while remaining active in the community,” said Steven Shoemate, Co-Partner in Charge of the firm’s New York office. “As a high-profile corporate veteran in the New York market, she will be an asset to our clients and to the firm.”

“I am delighted to have joined Gibson Dunn,” said Herzeca. “With a strong international platform and renowned litigation and antitrust practices, the firm offers a perfect foundation to support my clients’ needs and to continue to grow my practice.”

About Lois F. Herzeca

A corporate lawyer for 29 years, Herzeca has substantial experience in a broad array of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, joint ventures and corporate governance issues. She has represented private and public companies, as well as financial institutions. Her client roster has included Goldman, Sachs & Co.; CommScope, Inc.; Transatlantic Holdings, Inc.; and Woodbridge Holdings and its affiliates.

Herzeca practiced with Fried Frank since 1980. Before that, she participated in a one-year honors program with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. She received her law degree cum laude from Boston University in 1979.

She serves as director of Volunteers for Legal Service, as a director of The Children for Children Foundation and a member of The Community Development Committee for the Legal Aid Society. In April 2009, Boston University honored Herzeca with a pro bono award recognizing her many community based and international pro bono initiatives.

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