Doru Gavril is a partner in Freshfields’ dispute resolution practice, based in Silicon Valley. Doru represents public companies and their officers and directors in shareholder litigation, government and internal investigations, and advises on corporate governance matters.
Doru’s practice involves complex, multi-forum litigation across the entire range of shareholder disputes: securities class actions, derivative actions, shareholder class actions, deal litigation and books and records actions. Doru has had extensive experience litigating cutting edge issues in the securities field, such as concurrent federal and state jurisdiction over Securities Act actions, forum selection provisions in foundational corporate documents, the applicability of materially adverse change clauses and disputed tender offers.
Doru received a BA in Political Science and Economics from Swarthmore College, an MA in Political Science from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a JD from Stanford Law School. During his graduate studies, Doru was a teaching fellow at Harvard University, where he taught sections of courses on the presidency, Congress and introductory economics. He served as a judicial extern in the chambers of former Norther District of California Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel.
In addition to his ranking by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” for Securities Litigation, Doru is ranked by Chambers as “Up and Coming” for Securities Litigation. He was also recognized as a “40 Under 40” rising star by The California Daily Journal.
Doru’s recent representations include:
Updated Sep 2021