Theane Evangelis

Theane Evangelis

Partner, Gibson Dunn

Theane Evangelis is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.  She serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s global Litigation Practice Group and previously served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group.  Ms. Evangelis is also a member of the Appellate, Labor and Employment, Media, Entertainment, and Technology, and Crisis Management Practice Groups.  She joined Gibson Dunn after serving as a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor during October Term 2004 and as an associate with Ziffren Brittenham, a Los Angeles law firm specializing in entertainment and media transactions.  Before clerking for Justice O’Connor, Ms. Evangelis was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Evangelis has served as lead counsel in a wide range of bet-the-company appellate, constitutional, class action, labor and employment, media and entertainment, and crisis management matters in trial and appellate courts across the country.  Her professional achievements are widely recognized by leading publications.  She is recognized by Chambers USA, a publication that identifies and ranks the most outstanding lawyers, for Appellate – Litigation in their 2021 guide.  Additionally, Benchmark Litigation named her California Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney of the Year for her lead role in a variety of important class actions. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal, which named Theane the 2021 Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, she “has emerged as a go-to class action lawyer for businesses whose business models are under attack.” Most recently in 2021, the Daily Journal named Ms. Evangelis to its annual list of Top 100 Lawyers in California and credited her with “keeping the wheels of the gig economy turning.”

Ms. Evangelis has also been named a “Class Action MVP” by Law360 three times and has been named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer.  In 2018 and 2019, she was named as one of Los Angeles’ Most Influential Women Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal, an honor designated for only 75 of the city’s most influential women attorneys. The Daily Journal has named her as a “Top Women Lawyer in California” for 2016-2021. Most recently, Ms. Evangelis was named by Euromoney Legal Media Group as the 2021 Litigation Lawyer of Year at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards.


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