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Freshfields Adds Litigation Partner Gayle Klein in New York

Freshfields announced today that Gayle Klein has joined the firm’s litigation practice as partner in New York.

A nationally recognized commercial litigator, Gayle has led clients to high profile victories in a spectrum of disputes involving complex financial transactions, fraud claims, trade secrets, non-compete undertakings and major contracts. She also is particularly adept at defending against class actions. Her clients include private equity firms, financial institutions and public and private companies.

“Gayle is a formidable trial lawyer whose diverse commercial litigation work coupled with her leadership experience make her a dynamic addition to our practice,” said Eric Bruce, US head of Freshfields’ litigation practice. “Her arrival immediately bolsters our team’s readiness for ‘bet the company,’ strategically important US domestic litigation matters with current and new clients, particularly those in private capital.”

US Managing Partner Sarah Solum noted, “Gayle’s excellent reputation in the market as one of the top-ranked commercial litigators in New York makes her a fantastic addition to our growing US litigation practice. She has a proven track-record of winning complex cases for sophisticated clients and will expand the firm’s ability to serve our clients across the US and around the globe.”

Gayle has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA for commercial litigation for the past eight years. She was named a New York “Litigation Star” and one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” nationally by Benchmark Litigation since 2015.

“Freshfields’ broad and diverse platform is the perfect fit for my clients and me,” added Gayle. “The energy and excitement about what Freshfields is building in the US is palpable. I am thrilled to join my new partners in such a collaborative working environment and look forward to enhancing our world-class US commercial litigation practice.”

About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global elite law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

Freshfields is ranked by Chambers Global in Band 1 across the six areas of antitrust, corporate/M&A, litigation, international arbitration, tax, and public international law. For more information visit