Fred Yarger is a partner in the Denver office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on complex litigation in trial and appellate courts, including cases involving administrative law and regulatory matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Yarger served as Solicitor General for the State of Colorado, one of the three senior leaders in the 450-person Department of Law. In that role, his primary responsibility was to lead or oversee the most challenging and high-profile trial and appellate litigation facing the state. Mr. Yarger has argued multiple merits cases and filed dozens of briefs before the United States Supreme Court, and many of his cases have received intense national media attention.
Some of Mr. Yarger’s most significant matters have involved complex federal and state regulatory issues. He has successfully challenged several nationwide federal regulations, earning victories at both the preliminary injunction and merits stages. Mr. Yarger’s commercial litigation experience includes transnational business disputes, multi-jurisdiction class actions, and securities matters.
In 2018, Law Week Colorado named Mr. Yarger one of the “Top Litigators” of the year, and the Denver Business Journal recognized him as a “Who’s Who in Energy” for his experience litigating issues affecting the oil and gas industry. He is a three-time winner of the National Association of Attorneys General “Best U.S. Supreme Court Brief” award, which the Colorado Attorney General’s Office had not won before his tenure. He also received two “Exceptional Performance” awards from the Colorado Attorney General.
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