Gibbs & Bruns LLP Promotes Two New Trial Partners: Denise Lambert Drake and Jorge M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Effective October 1, 2022, Gibbs & Bruns LLP welcomed into the partnership Denise Lambert Drake and Jorge M. Gutierrez, Jr. 

Denise devotes her practice to complex commercial litigation with an additional focus on appellate matters.  Denise was a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, from 2016 to 2017.  She was also law clerk to Judge Charles R. Breyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, from 2014 to 2015; and to Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 2013 to 2014.  Denise is recognized in Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” 2023 for Commercial Litigation. Prior to law school, Denise was an analyst at Goldman Sachs on the Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Desk and co-founded an African investment hedge fund.

Jorge focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation disputes, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court.  Jorge is recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” for Commercial Litigation (2021-2023) and Energy Law (2021-2022).  Jorge joined Gibbs & Bruns in 2017 after beginning his litigation career with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York.