Denise Lambert Drake

Associate
713.751.5232

ddrake@gibbsbruns.com

Katie Stehling

Assistant
713.751.5272

kstehling@gibbsbruns.com

Denise Drake focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation.

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.

Prior to law school, Denise was an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York on the Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Desk.  Denise co-founded an African investment hedge fund which is currently managed by its co-founder.

Education

Stanford University, J.D., 2013
  Stanford Law Review
  Marion Rice Kirkwood Stanford Moot Court Competition, 2013 Winner
  Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

Harvard University, B.A., with honors, 2007, Economics and Government

Admissions and Certifications

Supreme Court of the United States
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of California
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
FINRA Series 7, Series 63 certified (inactive)

Memberships and Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member