Jonathan C. Dickey is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and Co-Chair of the firm's National Securities Litigation practice. He has been engaged in civil litigation practice since 1979, specializing in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, M&A litigation, corporate investigations, and SEC enforcement matters. Over the years, Mr. Dickey has represented many public companies, directors and officers, underwriters, financial institutions, and accounting firms in securities litigation matters. He also has acted as counsel to boards of directors and board committees on securities disclosure and compliance issues, SEC and stock exchange investigations, insurance, and corporate governance issues.
Mr. Dickey is the managing editor of the leading treatise on securities litigation, Practicing Law Institute's Securities Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide, first published in 2006. Mr. Dickey also has served as an advisor to various industry organizations on securities class action law reform matters, and was significantly involved in passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Mr. Dickey also helped draft, and was directly involved in efforts to obtain passage of, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998, which bars state court securities class actions involving nationally traded securities.
Mr. Dickey is experienced in all aspects of complex civil litigation. He has acted as lead trial counsel in several successful federal and state court jury trials.
Mr. Dickey earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1979. He received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard in 1976. Mr. Dickey is a member of the bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Dickey has been a frequent lecturer on securities-related topics, including guest lecturing at the Haas School of Business (University of California), and speaking engagements with the American Law Institute-American Bar Association ("ALI-ABA"), the Practising Law Institute Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute, the Stanford Law School Directors College, and the West LegalWorks Complex Class Actions conference. He has been quoted or featured in articles on securities topics in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The American Lawyer, Corporate Board Member Magazine, Institutional Investor Magazine, The Economist, The National Law Journal, and other publications.