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Andrew S. Tulumello

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Andrew ("Drew") Tulumello is Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a Vice-Chair of the firm's Class Actions Practice Group and a Vice-Chair of the firm's Crisis Management Group.

Mr. Tulumello is a business and commercial litigator with extensive experience defending class actions in federal and state courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. These class actions have involved a wide variety of issues, including unfair competition and consumer fraud, RICO, ERISA, employment discrimination, products liability, and securities. For the last seven years, Mr. Tulumello has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he co-teaches a course on Class Action Law and Practice.

In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Benchmark Litigation selected Mr. Tulumello as one of Washington D.C.'s top litigators based on peer reviews and client interviews and described him as "clearly one of those once in a generation litigators" and "revered as being supremely talented in his securities and class action practice." Mr. Tulumello also has been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of its "40 under 40" rising stars of the Washington, D.C. bar and by Washington Business Journal as a co-winner of its "Top Lawyer of the Year" award in the category for new partners.

Complex Litigation and Class Action Defense

Mr. Tulumello has represented clients in broad spectrum of complex litigation at the trial and appellate levels. In recent years, he has handled a number of high-profile matters in diverse industries, including securities and finance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation, and defense. Recent matters in which Mr. Tulumello has played a substantial role include the representation of a publicly traded company in an appeal from the largest jury verdict in the history of the False Claims Act; the representation of a prominent defense contractor in multiple FCA investigations and lawsuits filed by the Department of Justice; the representation of an accounting firm in a $2 billion malpractice suit; and biotechnology company in a $400 million derivative action challenging CEO and director compensation.

Mr. Tulumello also has represented companies in significant business disputes on the plaintiff's side. He represented a leading transportation company in a plaintiff's-side antitrust suit that resulted in one of the highest private antitrust settlements in recent years. He also recently won a victory, and a substantial monetary award, on behalf of a $10 billion hedge fund in a FINRA arbitration.

Constitutional And Appellate Practice and Global Legal Strategy

Mr. Tulumello has represented clients in appeals raising significant federal and constitutional questions before the Supreme Court of the United States; the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, D.C., and Federal Circuits; and several state intermediate and supreme courts, including the Supreme Courts of California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas. He also advises companies facing legal challenges on multiple fronts (criminal investigations, SEC investigations, AG suits, and private litigation) on global legal strategy and media relations.

Other Experience

Before joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr. Tulumello served as a Lecturer on Law and Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School, where he taught courses on alternative dispute resolution. His book, Beyond Winning: Negotiating to Create Value in Deals and Disputes, co-authored with Professors Robert H. Mnookin of Harvard Law School and Scott R. Peppet of the University of Colorado School of Law, was published by Harvard University Press in October 2000 and shared the 2000 Book Prize awarded by the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Tulumello also previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After that, he served in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, where he assisted in the investigation and indictment of a Bosnian Serb General for the mass execution of more than 6,000 unarmed prisoners in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in July 1995.

Mr. Tulumello has spoken on class action practice and civil justice reform and has written articles on these and other subjects for The National Law Journal, Legal Times, Wall Street Lawyer, The American Journal of International Law, Alternatives, Negotiation Journal, and The American Prospect (Online). He serves on the firm's Compensation Committee, Career Development Committee, and Mentoring Task Force.

Mr. Tulumello received his Juris Doctorate degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and graduated cum laude from Harvard College.

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