Matthew D. McGill is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm's Litigation Department and its Appellate and Constitutional Law and Intellectual Property practice groups.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. McGill served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked for the Hon. Joseph M. McLaughlin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Hon. John G. Roberts, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Since his arrival, Mr. McGill has participated in numerous matters before the Supreme Court of the United States. In the last three terms, he has drafted merits briefs on behalf of the petitioner in New York State Board of Elections v. Lopez Torres, Microsoft v. AT&T, DaimlerChrysler v. Cuno, and Northern Insurance v. Chatham County, Georgia. He has filed several amicus curiae briefs at the merits stage in cases such as eBay v. MercExchange, KSR International v. Teleflex, and Watters v. Wachovia.
Outside the Supreme Court, Mr. McGill has represented a diverse array of clients with complex legal problems before a variety of courts and federal agencies. For example, representing Cessna Aircraft Company in a suit governed by Italian tort law, yet filed in U.S. District Court in Miami, Florida, Mr. McGill helped convince the district court to reverse two of its prior rulings and dismiss 69 of 70 plaintiffs on forum non conveniens grounds. In 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appointed Mr. McGill to represent a defendant on direct appeal of his conviction and sentence. And currently, Mr. McGill represents Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and four federal agencies in a dispute concerning the Clean Water Act.