Mike Raiff is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office. He has a wide range of litigation experience and has tried numerous cases (both jury trials and bench trials). In addition to his trial practice, Mr. Raiff has argued numerous cases before appellate courts, including Texas appellate courts and several United States Circuit courts. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2011, Mr. Raiff was a partner at the firm of Vinson & Elkins.
Mr. Raiff has represented clients in various cases involving class actions, shareholder derivative actions, contract disputes, merger and acquisition litigation, antitrust claims, environmental disputes, tortious interference claims, infrastructure and public finance disputes, partnership disputes, misappropriation claims, commercial fraud, civil conspiracy, securities fraud, and health care disputes. Additionally, Mr. Raiff has spent a portion of his time representing media and entertainment clients in commercial cases and media law cases.
Mr. Raiff received his J.D. in 1992 with high honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and was Grand Chancellor (Spring 1991) and Order of the Coif. He also holds a B.B.A. with highest honors from The University of Texas. Following law school, he served as a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Thomas M. Reavley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1992 - 1993).
Mr. Raiff was admitted to practice in Texas in 1992. He is currently admitted in all Texas courts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.