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  • September 2022 Gibbs Giden is proud to have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2022 list of Most Admired Law Firms To Work For. The list is made up of outstanding law firms who are consciously working to create diverse, positive, and supportive environments that help drive the success of their attorneys. Read about it here. 

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    Welcome Katya Mezek

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    June 2022   GOOD NEWS! We’ve hired a new partner. We are pleased to welcome Katya Mezek, Esq. A graduate of UCLA Law School, Katya was in-house counsel for Goodyear Tire Company’s Central and Southeastern European Division based in Slovenia. For the last several years she has run her own transactional practice in northern California. Katya who recently moved to southern California will be joining our Westlake Village office. Katya is a transactional lawyer who assists businesses with formation, financing, capital raises, mergers, acquisitions, and other business reorganizations. She works with startups through multi-million dollar revenue companies in various industries […]

  • Chambers USA Guides 2022 California Construction Law “What the Gibbs Giden team is known for A strong presence in construction disputes, offering clients extensive experience in litigation and international arbitration. Displays further expertise in risk management, in addition to bid protests and procurement issues. Advises clients on a broad range of construction projects, and has a continued focus on healthcare projects. Particular strength in Southern California, with offices in Los Angeles and Irvine, alongside one in Las Vegas, Nevada. Able to draw on additional expertise in related areas such as fidelity and surety law, tort defense and real estate. Notable […]

  • January 2022   Gibbs Giden is pleased to announce that Maxwell A. Harrington has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as a new Associate Attorney. Max is a 2016 graduate of UCLA and, most recently, a 2021 graduate of Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law. Prior to law school, Max co-founded a startup company in the United Kingdom and directed its operations through its initial rounds of funding and merger, and brings his real-world experience to his business, commercial, and construction law practice.         For more information about Max, visit   Max can also be reached […]

  • December 2021 from L.A. Times B2B Publishing Partner Barbara R. Gadbois was honored as a female business leader who has demonstrated noteworthy success and accomplishments in the past 24 months. 310-734-3366 Barbara R. Gadbois, is a senior partner at the Gibbs Giden law firm in Los Angeles, with over 35 years of experience in public and private construction law.  She concentrates her practice in the development and management of construction projects, including drafting and negotiation of bid and contract documents, procurement issues, public works, competitive bidding requirements, bid protest issues, pre-qualification, project delivery methods, design-build projects, risk allocation […]