Ilissa Samplin

Member since 2019

Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Los Angeles, CA

Ilissa Samplin is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Trade Secrets Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Litigation, Media, Entertainment and Technology, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.

Ms. Samplin’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, entertainment and technology disputes, and intellectual property litigation and counseling.  She has represented corporate and individual clients in the media, entertainment, technology, and fashion industries in a wide range of litigation in both federal and state court.  Ms. Samplin also regularly advises clients on website policies and compliance with copyright, trademark, and privacy laws, as well as individual board members in litigation and on document preservation and compliance matters. Ms. Samplin was named by Euromoney Legal Media Group at its Women in Business Law Awards as the 2021 Litigation Rising Star, and by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Future Star.  She was also featured in Variety’s 2021 Legal Impact Report, was named to Variety’s 2020 Legal Impact Report in the “Up Next” category, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” in Entertainment and Sports Law.    

Ms. Samplin is admitted to practice in the States of California and New York, and in various federal courts. She serves as a committee member of Women in Film, a Los Angeles-based organization that advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries.

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