Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has lost its co-head of insurance and reinsurance litigation David Grais to the New York office of Dewey Ballantine.
Grais, who had been with Gibson Dunn since 1998, has a practice focussing on insurance and reinsurance, IT litigation and general commercial litigation.
Commenting on the appointment, Everett L Jassy, chairman of Dewey Ballantine’s management committee, said: “David brings a wealth of knowledge in reinsurance and IT litigation matters and will provide strong synergies with our existing litigation, technology and insurance practices.”
Prior to his time at Gibson Dunn, Grais was a partner at Grais & Phillips in New York.
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