Appellate MVP: Gibson Dunn's Theodore Boutrous

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 3:12 PM EST) -- Earlier this year, Theodore Boutrous Jr. of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to dismantle the largest class of plaintiffs ever certified, handing his client Wal-Mart Stores Inc. a historic victory and making him an easy pick for Law360's list of Appellate MVPs.

While the massive Wal-Mart v. Dukes gender discrimination suit, with its 1.6 million proposed class members and sweeping implications for class action law, might have intimidated lesser lawyers, Boutrous leapt at the chance to correct what he considered to...
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