Melanie L. Katsur

Of Counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Melanie L. Katsur

Melanie L. Katsur

Of Counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Melanie L. Katsur is Of Counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office. She practices in the firm’s Litigation Department, and she is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition and Class Action Practice Groups.

Ms. Katsur has substantial experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus on class actions. She has represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in antitrust, consumer fraud, insurance, securities, healthcare, environmental, RICO, ERISA, and contract dispute cases. Ms. Katsur also has represented companies confronting investigations by regulatory authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice, with parallel lawsuits filed by state attorneys general and the private class action bar. In addition, she has experience representing clients before arbitration panels.

Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Ms. Katsur served as a law clerk for the Honorable Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She earned her law degree cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 2001, where she was a Staff Editor for the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems and a member of the Moot Court Board. Ms. Katsur earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in English and Political Science from Boston College in 1998, where she was a member of the Political Science Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. Katsur is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono and Diversity Committees, and she previously served on the firm’s Hiring Committee. In 2014, the Gibson Dunn Pro Bono Committee awarded Ms. Katsur with the Frank Wheat Memorial Award for her outstanding achievements and commitment to pro bono initiatives. The Frank Wheat Memorial Award is given annually to the individual lawyer and team that demonstrated leadership and initiative in their pro bono work, obtained significant results for their pro bono clients, and served as a source of inspiration to others.

Ms. Katsur is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts.

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Melanie L. Katsur
Of Counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
Law Degree, cum laude
Class of 2001

Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school and a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke's 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law began as the Trinity College School of Law in 1868.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English & Political Science with magna cum laude, Honors Program & Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1998

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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Career History
Of Counsel
2002 - Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Clerk
Prior

Established by Congress in 1981, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The circuit includes nine district courts with each state divided into Northern, Middle and Southern Districts. In terms of cases filed and terminated by three-judge panels, the court is the busiest federal appellate court in the United States with its twelve authorized judgeships. Approximately three-fourths of the court's cases are decided on the briefs submitted by the parties, while the remaining cases include oral argument. Oral arguments are held in the Elbert P. Tuttle United States Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta, Georgia and are open to the public. Oral arguments are also held in Florida (Jacksonville and Miami) and Alabama (Montgomery).

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Member, Hiring Committee
Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$200
2009

Former Governor of Virginia

$500
2008
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