Gibson Dunn Adds Partner to M&A Practice (Orange County)

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that David C. Lee will join the firm as a partner in the Orange County office.  Lee, formerly with Latham & Watkins, will continue his mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and venture capital practice at Gibson Dunn.

“David is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “David’s M&A, venture, capital markets and cross-border practice will strengthen our corporate practice in Southern California.  His experience in the life sciences, health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cleantech, digital media and energy sectors will add to our depth.”

“We’re thrilled to have David join us,” said Michael Flynn, Partner in Charge of the Orange County office.  “David is very well regarded in the local legal community.  He also has strong relationships in the Chinese and Chinese-American business communities.  His extensive experience across an array of sectors, ranging from healthcare to cleantech to energy, will make him a valuable addition to our corporate department.”

“I am looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” Lee said.  “I have long admired the firm and am eager to join a team of attorneys known for delivering exceptional results and service.”

David C. Lee has a broad corporate practice, with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border M&A.  He also has significant experience with capital markets, private equity, emerging companies, and venture capital, including debt offerings, initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, private placements, recapitalizations, take-private transactions and venture capital and private equity investments in public companies.  He regularly advises companies in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cleantech, digital media and energy sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, he practiced with Latham & Watkins since 2004.  He has also previously served as Certified Public Accountant in the audit and valuations department of Price Waterhouse and as Controller and Vice President of Finance of a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 energy company.

Lee graduated magna cum laude in 2004 from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law where he received the Raoul Berger Prize and was Order of the Coif.  He also earned his MBA with distinction from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management in 2004.