Christopher D. Dusseault is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Antitrust and Competition and Life Sciences practice groups, and previously served as Partner-In-Charge of the Los Angeles and Century City offices.
Mr. Dusseault is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on high-stakes business litigation. Mr. Dusseault has represented clients throughout the country in a wide range of matters, and has extensive experience in antitrust and the medical device industry.
His cases have involved claims for breach of contract, fraud, wrongful death, conspiracy, monopolization, exclusive dealing, secret rebates, and patent and trademark infringement. In addition to his business litigation, Mr. Dusseault helped lead the team that challenged and overturned California’s prohibition of same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, in Hollingsworth v. Perry.
In 2010, Mr. Dusseault was named one of California’s “Top 20 Under 40” by the legal publication Daily Journal. In 2009, Mr. Dusseault was honored by Duke Law School with its “Young Alumni Award” for distinguished service to the legal profession and to the school. Mr. Dusseault has been named a California Super Lawyer every year since 2007.
Mr. Dusseault received his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Yale University in 1991. He received his J.D. degree with high honors from Duke University School of Law in 1994, where he was Special Projects and Notes Editor of Law and Contemporary Problems and Vice-Chairman of the Moot Court Board. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dusseault served as law clerk to The Honorable Robert E. Payne in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Dusseault is actively involved in the community. He currently serves as Chair of the Governing Board of LA’s BEST, a nationally recognized after school program serving more than 20,000 children in neighborhoods of Los Angeles most vulnerable to gangs, drugs and crime. Mr. Dusseault is also a Senior Member of the Board of Visitors of Duke University School of Law.
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