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Xanders, Edward L.
5900 Wilshire Boulevard 12th Floor Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 859-7811
Fax: (310) 276-5261


Current Employment Position(s)

Partner, since 2007

Year Joined Organization: 1997

Lawyer Overview

Ted Xanders joined GMSR in 1997, after seven years as a business litigator with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. His appellate expertise, both appeals and writs, spans the legal spectrum. He has successfully represented clients in a broad array of subject areas, including administrative law, antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, business contract and tort, civil procedure, employment, entertainment, family law and leave, government tort liability, immigration, insurance, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury, price discrimination, products liability, real property, sexual harassment, trademark, trusts, unfair business practices, unfair trade practices, and wrongful termination.

Ted received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989, where he was a finalist in the William Minor Lile appellate moot court competition and received the Johnson & Swanson award for appellate advocacy. He also was Notes Editor for the Journal of Law & Politics and authored A Handyman's Guide To Fixing National Security Leaks: An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Proposals To Curb Unauthorized Publication Of Classified Information, 5 J. L. & Politics (1989). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science magna cum laude from Duke University in 1985. He is a member of the Bars of California, the District of Columbia, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and various federal district courts.

Ted is married to Julie Xanders, an attorney with the Los Angeles Times and the Tribune Company. He also is the proud father of a young boy and a young girl. He is an avid world traveler, backpacker and photographer. In addition to traveling throughout the United States, Ted lived in Denmark in 1984 and has backpacked through over forty countries. He regularly plays competitive softball and coaches Little League baseball and AYSO soccer.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment and Agency Law
  • Government Tort Liability
  • Insurance Law
  • Real Property

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Administrative Law, Business & Commercial Law, Employment Law -- Employer, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Federal Appellate Practice, State Appellate Practice, Real Estate Law


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1991

Past Employment Positions

  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Associate, 1990 - 1996


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1989
    Honors: Finalist, William Minor Lile Moot Court (Appellate)
    Honors: Johnson & Swanson Award (Appellate Advocacy)

    Law Journal: Journal of Law & Politics, Notes Editor
  • Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 1985
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Handyman's Guide to Fixing National Security Leaks: An Analytical Framework For Evaluating Proposals To Curb Unauthorized Publication Of Classified Information, 5 J.L. & Politics, 1989