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Gibson Dunn’s lawyer, Randy Mastro, leaves the firm after 24 years

Randy Mastro, Gibson Dunn’s experienced attorney who has represented a wide range of clients, is leaving the firm, Jack Newsham from Insider has learned.

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Lawyer Randy Mastro appears at a 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival kick-off event.

Randy Mastro

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1. Randy Mastro, a Gibson Dunn regular since 1998, is leaving the company. Three people said Mastro was in talks to join rival King & Spalding, but others said he was pulling out of the business.

Among his clients are former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan and online gambling company DraftKings.

Over time, Mastro has developed a reputation as a great business builder who is a pit bull of a litigator.

His ability to fatten the law firm’s wallets was evident in his work with oil company Chevron. In one of its biggest cases, Chevron racked up $32 million with Gibson Dunn in 2014.

In addition to his work in private practice, the 66-year-old Mastro has gained a reputation for fighting organized crime as a New York federal prosecutor and public servant. In 2012, The New Yorker reported that he was known to swing a baseball bat in meetings.

Insider’s Jack Newsham has the full, exclusive story on Mastro’s departure.


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