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Hi. I'm Aaron Weinman. Randy Mastro, the experienced Gibson Dunn lawyer who's repped a vast array of clients, is leaving the firm, Insider's Jack Newsham has learned.

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The lawyer Randy Mastro appears at a kick-off event for the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2017.

1. Randy Mastro, a fixture at Gibson Dunn since 1998, is leaving the firm. Three people said Mastro is in talks to join rival King & Spalding, but others said he is retiring from the business.

His clients have included former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan, and online-gambling outfit DraftKings.

Over time, Mastro has developed a reputation as a big business generator who's a pitbull of a litigator.

His ability to fatten the law firm's wallets was evident in his work with oil company Chevron. In one of his biggest cases, Chevron ran up a $32 million tab with Gibson Dunn back in 2014.

In addition to his work in private practice, the 66-year-old Mastro gained a reputation for squaring off against organized crime as a New York federal prosecutor and public official. In 2012, the New Yorker reported that he was known to wield a baseball bat during meetings.

Insider's Jack Newsham has the full, exclusive story on Mastro's departure.


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Curated by Aaron Weinman in New York. Tips? Email aweinman@insider.com or tweet @aaronw11. Edited by Hallam Bullock (tweet @hallam_bullock) in London.

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