Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., a partner in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is Co-Chair of the firm's Appellate and Constitutional Law Group, its Crisis Management Group, and its Media and Entertainment Group. He also is a member of the firm's five-person global Management Committee.
Boutrous has successfully persuaded appellate courts to overturn some of the largest jury verdicts in history, including the largest defamation verdict of all time. Boutrous frequently represents media organizations and reporters in a wide array of First Amendment matters.
Boutrous frequently advises clients in planning how to respond, and in responding, to crises and other especially significant legal problems that attract the media spotlight.
The National Law Journal selected Boutrous as one of America's "100 Most Infuential Lawyers" in 2013. The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals have named Boutrous one of the '100 Best Lawyers in California' for seven years in a row. Lawdragon named him to the 2011 guide to the '500 Leading Lawyers in America', calling him “one of the best media and appellate attorneys in the nation.” The American Lawyer magazine, which named Gibson Dunn “Litigation Department of the Year” for the second year in a row in 2011, has called Boutrous “a media law star.” The Los Angeles Business Journal described him as “one of the nation’s most prominent appellate attorneys” and the San Francisco Recorder named him one of the 2009 and 2011 'Attorneys of the Year'.