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Paul Blankenstein

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Paul Blankenstein is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including cases involving ERISA, insurance, securities law issues, and financial institution matters. Mr. Blankenstein has handled numerous employment benefits cases, ranging from potential claims of withdrawal liability under the Multiemployer Pension Protection Act, to breach of fiduciary duty cases, ERISA preemption cases, as well as cases involving benefit claims, and has played a key role in 401(k) stock drop and excessive fee cases. Mr. Blankenstein was ranked as one of the top ERISA litigation attorneys in the nation by Chambers USA 2010. He has also been recognized as one of the best ERISA litigation lawyers in the country by Best Lawyers in America. Before joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1985, Mr. Blankenstein served for twelve years in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice as both a trial and appellate attorney. In those capacities, he handled many significant cases involving government regulatory programs. As the Civil Division’s Appellate Litigation Counsel, Mr. Blankenstein was personally responsible for handling the most significant and complex appellate cases. Mr. Blankenstein received his undergraduate degree from the City College of New York in 1969, and graduated cum laude in 1973 from Brooklyn Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
Paul Blankenstein is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters ERISA Litigation - Securities Litigation: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition), Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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