Randy Mastro > Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
200 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10166-0193
United States

Work Department

Litigation Practice Group

Position

Randy is a prominent trial lawyer who handles complex civil cases, securities litigation and white collar criminal matters. He has tried dozens of cases in private practice and as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, and has argued more than 100 appeals in federal and state appellate courts.

Career

Among many high profile matters, Randy won a two-month RICO trial for Chevron barring the enforcement of a $9 billion Ecuadorian judgment against the company.

Memberships

New Jersey Bar, New York Bar

Education

University of Pennsylvania – 1981 – Juris Doctor; Yale University – 1978 – Bachelor of Arts

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

(Leading lawyers: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates)

Randy MastroGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has deep experience in a broad range of white-collar crime matters, including sanctions violations, benchmark manipulation, money laundering and foreign bribery issues. The team was strengthened in January 2021 by the arrival of Nick Hanna, who re-joined the firm in Los Angeles as co-practice head from a position as US Attorney for the Central District of Los Angeles. Hanna heads the practice alongside Joel Cohen, San Francisco’s Charles Stevens and Joseph Warin and Stephanie Brooker, both in Washington DC. A former federal prosecutor, Warin is recommended in particular for securities enforcement, FCPA investigations and FCA matters. Also recommended are Reed Brodsky, an experienced trial lawyer, litigator, and crisis management expert; and Randy Mastro. On the more junior end, associate attorney Amanda Aycock is recommended for matters involving privacy, cybersecurity and consumer protection. Named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Randy MastroGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is regularly involved in transnational disputes on the frontier of quickly evolving areas of practice. Climate change and sustainability-related litigation continue to be an area of growth for the firm as reflected in its freshly launched global environmental, social, and corporate governance practice group; Los Angeles-based duo Perlette Jura and William Thomson are names to note in this area. Jura is also active in defending corporates in transnational supply chain lawsuits and against allegations of aiding and abetting human rights violations. The group also has a strong enforcement practice. In a case led by Thomson and New York-based Andrea Neuman and Randy Mastro, the group defended Chevron against the enforcement in the US of a fraudulent $9.5bn judgment issued against the company in Ecuador. Another contact in New York is Anne Champion, who is recommended for environmental and mass tort disputes, while in Washington DC Miguel Estrada, has a strong track record in the appellate courts and is noted for regulatory, white-collar crime and intellectual property disputes.

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Randy MastroGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

(Leading trial lawyers)

Randy MastroGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Randy Mastro – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Randy Mastro in New York is a true generalist, with a highly active trial and general commercial litigation practice. Among his highlight matters, Mastro secured a writ of injunction in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, regarding its First Amendment challenge to excessive Covid-19 restrictions on church attendance in certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens. Currently, Mastro is representing Chevron Corporation in contempt proceedings against Steven Donziger and his firm, Donziger & Associates, after having secured several decisive victories.

Randy Mastro – Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Randy Mastro in New York is a true generalist, with a highly active trial and general commercial litigation practice. Among his highlight matters, Mastro secured a writ of injunction in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, regarding its First Amendment challenge to excessive Covid-19 restrictions on church attendance in certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens. Currently, Mastro is representing Chevron Corporation in contempt proceedings against Steven Donziger and his firm, Donziger & Associates, after having secured several decisive victories.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

(Hall of Fame)

Randy MastroGibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Known for its roster of prominent trial lawyers, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP‘s nationwide practice group continues to attract praise for its role in high-profile and often precedent-setting disputes. Over the review period, Randy Mastro (New York) secured a win in the US Supreme Court on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, regarding excessive and unnecessary Covid-19 restrictions on church attendance in New York. Fellow practice head Theodore Boutrous (California), who has argued more than 150 appeals throughout his career, is currently representing Ashley Judd in a high-profile defamation suit against Harvey Weinstein. Trial lawyer Orin Snyder (New York) is engaged in several significant ongoing cases for well-known companies, including Facebook. Trey Cox (Dallas) and Christopher Belelieu (New York) joined the firm in 2020 from Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst  and Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, respectively.

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP stands out with its involvement in complex class actions and multi-plaintiff toxic torts, many of which involve household name clients. The team handles litigation in the United States as well as cross-border and international disputes. In a recent win the firm obtained a summary judgement for representing major players in the coffee industry in a long-running Proposition 65 enforcement action. The environmental litigation and mass torts practice group is led by Dan Nelson and Stacie Fletcher in Washington DC. Ted Boutrous in California, who has a strong federal and state appellate practice, and Randy Mastro in New York are also recommended in the litigation practice.