G. Charles Nierlich

G. Charles “Chip” Nierlich, a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is a member of the Steering Committee of the firm’s Class Actions Practice Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Information Law Practice Group. He has substantial experience with complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level, with an emphasis on defending class actions and other claims for collective or aggregated recovery. He frequently defends companies in the consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, automotive, and entertainment industries.

Mr. Nierlich’s work has been recognized by numerous publications. He was named one of the “Top Forty Under 40” emerging business leaders (and one of only five lawyers on the list) by the San Francisco Business Times. Law 360 identified Mr. Nierlich as one of five top class action attorneys in the country under 40. Mr. Nierlich has been recognized multiple times as a top litigator by Super Lawyers and in Institutional Investor’s Benchmark Litigation Guide. Mr. Nierlich has also spoken on complex litigation to various groups, including at Harvard Law School, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog.

Mr. Nierlich served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Morris S. Arnold in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Nierlich received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1997, where he served as president of the student government and Notes Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, from Claremont McKenna College in 1994, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Nierlich serves on the Advisory Board of the Kravis Leadership Institute, an academic research institute focused on the promotion and understanding of responsible, innovative leadership. Mr. Nierlich also coordinates associate mentoring programs for the firm’s San Francisco office.

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Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust and Competition, 2) Class Actions, 3) Electronic Discovery and Information Law, 4) FDA and Health Care and 5) Information Technology and Data Privacy
Law School Harvard Law School, J.D.,1997
Education Claremont McKenna College, B.A., 1994
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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