Andrea E. Neuman is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Ms. Neuman Co-Chairs Gibson Dunn’s Transnational Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the Appellate, Class Action, Environmental Litigation and Mass Tort and International Arbitration Practice Groups.
Ms. Neuman is a high-stakes trial lawyer, whose cases include billion dollar matters for Chevron Corporation and Dole Food Company in nationwide and international forums. Her work is featured in The American Lawyer article naming Gibson Dunn “The 2010 Litigation Department of the Year” and “The 2012 Litigation Department of the Year.” As one article stated: “Neuman coaxed one plaintiff to admit that he had been trained to testify ‘like a parrot,’ and she found others so frightened of retribution for testifying that they nearly collapsed during depositions.” Chevron’s case against plaintiffs’ lawyer Steven Donziger and related litigation has been called “the case of the century.” The Dole victories were likewise featured as cover stories in the California Lawyerand Corporate Counsel, and received widespread newspaper coverage, including a front-page feature story in the Wall Street Journal.
Throughout her career, Ms. Neuman has received numerous accolades. She was named in by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” and one of the nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, repeatedly named one of California’s Top 100 lawyers by the Daily Journal, received the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award from California Lawyermagazine, an Attorney of the Year award from The Recorderand has been repeatedly recognized as a Top Female Litigator in the State of California. Ms. Neuman has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation. Her work is also featured in The American Lawyer’s “Inside Gibson Dunn's Winning Chevron Strategy.”
Ms. Neuman is trial counsel for multinational corporations in complex international litigation. She represents clients in an array of industries, including oil and gas, food and agriculture, aerospace, technology, accounting, real estate and financial services. Ms. Neuman has also served as trial counsel for state and local governments. She has obtained both defense and multimillion-dollar plaintiff judgments.
Ms. Neuman received her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, and dual degrees from the University’s McIntire School of Commerce with high distinction.
Ms. Neuman has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center and on the Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County. She has been a member of the Orange County United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society and the Women’s Philanthropic Fund. Ms. Neuman has also served as Co-Chair of BUZZ: An Executive Women’s Think Tank.
Ms. Neuman is admitted to the bars of New York and California and many federal courts and has represented clients before multiple circuit and state supreme courts.