Washington, D.C. – Founding partner and chairman Scott Gilbert announced today that Jerold Oshinsky is leaving the partnership to join the Los Angeles office of Jenner & Block, where he will concentrate on policyholder work and expand Jenner’s West Coast practice. The DC-based law firm’s name will be Gilbert LLP, and the firm will continue to serve its West Coast and other clients from its Washington DC headquarters.
“Although our firm has active litigation and other business in most regions of the United States, including California, virtually all of our lawyers are headquartered in Washington, DC. Jerry and we found that, notwithstanding our mutual best efforts, this long-distance relationship was not practical for either of us.”
Gilbert and Oshinsky have been good friends for 30 years, and that relationship will continue. “I have nothing but the utmost respect for Scott and his colleagues. I enjoyed working with them and I expect that we will have opportunities to work with each other down the road,” said Oshinsky.
“I continue to count Jerry Oshinsky as a close colleague and friend, and I wish him nothing but the best,” said Gilbert. He noted that Oshinsky, who was the firm’s sole Los Angeles partner, is the only lawyer leaving Gilbert LLP. Gilbert stressed that given Oshinsky’s relatively short tenure there, the firm’s practice would be unaffected by his departure.
Gilbert LLP continues to hire professionals to augment its international reputation as the go-to firm for insurance law and litigation. A former Gilbert partner will be returning next week to concentrate on insurance litigation. Additionally, one of-counsel and three additional associates will join the firm this Fall to assist in the representation of Gilbert LLP’s continually expanding client base.
“Gilbert LLP will grow and prosper while we provide the very best innovative legal services to our clients in this changing economy and culture,” predicts Scott Gilbert.