Mayer Brown is among the latest in Big Law to add strength in litigation, announcing on Tuesday the arrival of “first-rate” trial lawyer Gabrielle Levin from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. The firm said she will co-lead its employment litigation and counseling practice.

The move comes as both litigation and labor and employment demand in law firms have stayed strong in 2024, growing 3.8% and 1%, respectively, in the first quarter of the year, according to the Law Firm Financial Index. Several firms, including Hogan Lovells and Shook, Hardy & Bacon, have also made significant moves to bolster litigation this spring.