Senior Counsel

Dylan Mefford


PRACTICE AREAS
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Securities
EXPERIENCE

Dylan Mefford is Senior Counsel at Keller/Anderle, where he focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Before joining Keller/Anderle, Dylan practiced for seven years at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Los Angeles, concentrating on international litigation and offensive actions.  He was part of the team that represented Chevron Corporation in defeating the recognition and enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment procured by fraud, corruption, and bribery, helping to expose what The Wall Street Journal called the “legal fraud of the century.”

Dylan also practiced at a premier litigation boutique in Dallas, Texas, where he handled complex commercial disputes, including defending a multibillion-dollar lender liability case, pursuing international trade secret and breach of contract claims, and representing a technology company in an international copyright case.

Dylan has published and presented on a range of topics in international litigation, including jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, comparative law, the Alien Tort Statute, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.  An accomplished public speaker, Dylan has won numerous competitions in both prepared and extemporaneous speaking.

Dylan earned his law degree in 2009 from the University of Michigan, where he graduated cum laude and served as a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review.  He graduated from Stanford University in 2005, with a Master of Arts degree in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with departmental honors.

Between college and law school, Dylan lived in Guatemala for a year, where he volunteered with a nonprofit, teaching mathematics and literature, in Spanish, to students seeking to overcome poverty and abuse.  He is proficient in Spanish and is currently learning Russian.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Extraterritoriality: The ATS In Focus, Law360, October 25, 2016 (with Perlette Jura)
  • Have Alien Tort Statute Claims Run Their Course?  Law360, September 16, 2016 (with William Thomson, Andrea Neuman, and Anne Champion)
  • Rule of Law Trumps Rhetoric in Chevron’s 2nd Circ. Win, Law360, August 19, 2016 (with William Thomson and Kahn Scolnick)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Extraterritorial Reach of Civil RICO, Client Alert, June 21, 2016 (with William Thomson, Shannon Mader, and Richard Dudley)
  • Kiobel Three Years On: ATS Scope and Litigation Trends, Webcast, May 24, 2016 (with William Thomson, Andrea Neuman, Anne Champion, and Corey Singer)
  • 9th Circ. Cracks Door Ajar to Imputed Jurisdiction, Law360, September 21, 2015 (with William Thomson)
  • Disparate Treatment of the Corporate Citizen: Stark Differences Across Borders in Transnational Lawsuits, Business Law International Vol. 15 No. 2 Pages 85-94 (May 2014) (with Perlette Jura and Francisco Aninat)
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • Defending the Rule of Law: Chevron Earns Decisive Victory in Second Circuit Civil RICO Appeal Concerning Corrupt Scheme to Obtain $9.5 Billion Ecuadorian Judgment Through Bribery and Fraud, Litigation Department Lunch Presentation, September 22, 2016 (with Bradley Hamburger)
  • Defending the Rule of Law: Chevron’s Second Circuit Victory, Environmental Litigation Practice Group Presentation, September 14, 2016
  • The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Transnational Litigation Practice Group Presentation, April 2015 (with Rahim Moloo)
  • The Role of RICO in Combatting Fraudulent Litigation, Andrea Neuman, Jason Stavers, and Dylan Mefford, 13th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, November 6, 2014, Houston, Texas