Gibson Dunn veteran Gillespie leaves for investment business GC position
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Gillespie moved to Gibson from Kirkland & Ellis in late 2014, becoming co-chair of the firm’s global finance team as a part of the LA-based firm’s initiative to strengthen its London office.
Gillespie, now a major name in his field, got his start over 25 years ago as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. From there he moved on to Allen & Overy, where he began as an associate but eventually spent 11 years as partner. In 2006 he became senior partner at Kirkland, where he solidified his prowess in the firm’s European debt finance practice.