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Tony Bedel is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Bedel regularly defends companies, boards of directors, and executives in high stakes business disputes within the technology industry. He is an active member of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Data Innovation, Emerging Companies, and Artificial Intelligence Practice Groups.
Mr. Bedel has represented clients in a variety of complex litigation, intellectual property, white collar (including internal investigations), data privacy, cybersecurity, class actions, legal malpractice, regulatory, and artificial intelligence matters. Mr. Bedel has experience in all stages of litigation including trial and appellate work. Mr. Bedel also maintains an active pro bono practice in asylum claims at the trial and appellate level.
Mr. Bedel received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 2018, where he was an Editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology awarded Mr. Bedel a Law & Technology Certificate for his legal course work. While in law school, Mr. Bedel earned multiple accolades for his classroom academic performance, including first in class awards for Computer Law; Video Game and Social Media Law; Advertising, Artistic Freedom, and Freedom of Expression; Property; Legal Research; and Legal Profession I & II. He earned his B.A., with honors, from the University of Iowa in 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bedel worked as a Teach for America teacher in Dallas, Texas. In charter and district education environments, he worked as a teacher, operations director, and legal clerk. Mr. Bedel is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
University of California - Berkeley - 2018 Juris Doctor
University of Iowa - 2011 Bachelor of Arts