Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. Formerly head of the New York and east coast litigation unit for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Snyder will continue his intellectual pr

Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. Formerly head of the New York and east coast litigation unit for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Snyder will continue his intellectual property and commercial litigation practice, emphasizing media and entertainment work. He will also continue his work in white-collar criminal matters and internal corporate investigations.

Snyder's clients have included Time Warner, Home Box Office, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, Time Inc., American Media Inc., Cablevision, William Morris Agency, Bob Dylan, Marc Anthony, Julie Andrews and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

Snyder practiced with Parcher, Hayes & Snyder from 1994 to 2003 until the firm merged with Manatt Phelps in December 2003. He also served as assistant U.S. attorney in New York from 1989 to 1994, serving in the securities fraud and organized crime units, and as chief of the narcotics unit.

He was named one of the top young lawyers in the country by the American Lawyer in its 2003 article, "45 Under 45: The Rising Stars of the Private Bar." He has taught trial advocacy as an adjunct professor and lecturer at various law schools.

Snyder graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School cum laude in 1986.