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Joshua S. Lipshutz

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Joshua S. Lipshutz is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, its Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group, and its Class Actions Practice Group.  In 2017, US Legal 500 named Mr. Lipshutz a Next Generation Lawyer.  In 2016, the San Francisco Business Times named Mr. Lipshutz to its “40 Under 40” list.  In 2015, Law360 selected Mr. Lipshutz as one of six “Rising Star” appellate attorneys under 40 to watch nationwide. 

Mr. Lipshutz’s practice focuses primarily on constitutional, class action, and securities-related appellate matters.  He has represented clients before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, and other state and federal appellate courts.  Mr. Lipshutz also maintains an active securities litigation practice.  He has represented financial services firms and other corporate clients in shareholder derivative, securities fraud, and appraisal actions under Delaware, New York, and California law, the federal Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Mr. Lipshutz served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degrees, summa cum laude, in finance and systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  Before practicing law, Mr. Lipshutz worked as a principal investment professional at Silver Lake Partners and as an investment banking associate at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Mr. Lipshutz is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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