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​Gillian McPhee is of counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group.  Ms. McPhee focuses her practice on governance matters and securities regulatory issues.  Ms. McPhee has advised corporate clients with respect to a wide array of matters, including board and committee practices and operations, director independence, duties and liabilities of directors and officers, indemnification and D&O insurance, and securities law disclosure issues.  Ms. McPhee also has considerable experience advising nonprofit organizations on governance matters.

​Ms. McPhee is the author of the chapter “Liability of Officers and Directors; Statutory Limitations, Indemnification and D&O Insurance,” in the treatise Corporate Governance: Law and Practice.  She also has authored or co-authored a variety of articles and other publications on corporate governance and securities law issues.  Representative publications include:

  • “Current Issues in Director and Officer Indemnification and Insurance,” in Insights—The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, July 2013;
  • “Audit Committee Disclosure and Related Requirements,” a chapter in the treatise A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules; and
  • Management’s Discussion and Analysis, BNA Accounting Policy & Practice Portfolio Series.

Ms. McPhee received her J.D., with Honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 1997.  She received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Yale University in 1993.

Ms. McPhee is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.


  • University of Texas - 1997 - Juris Doctor
  • Yale University - 1993 - Bachelor of Arts


  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Bar

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