Lawyer profile for USA 2021
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Craig Varnen is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in a broad range of complex, “bet the company” commercial disputes. He co-chairs Gibson Dunn’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and has decades of experience representing public companies and their officers and directors in the defense of federal and state securities class actions, derivative actions and regulatory proceedings. These cases often involve claims related to public offerings, accounting and disclosure practices, mergers and acquisitions, insider trading, or allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties. Craig is also regularly retained to conduct high-profile internal investigations, as well as advise boards and officers on corporate governance and fiduciary duty issues.
He has successfully litigated many different types of class action lawsuits, including a wide variety of consumer class actions. He also has deep experience litigating cases involving trade secrets and employee departures, and counsels clients in employment contract-related matters.
J.D., Order of the Coif, from University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from University of California, San Diego