Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al
DECLARATION signed by Alexander H. Southwell re 299 Reply/Response filed by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Facebook, Inc. filed by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Facebook, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Snyder, Orin)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
PAUL D. CEGLIA,
MARK ELLIOT ZUCKERBERG and
Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00569-RJA
ALEXANDER H. SOUTHWELL
I, ALEXANDER H. SOUTHWELL, hereby declare under penalty of perjury that the
following is true and correct:
I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New York and admitted to
practice before this Court. I am a partner in the New York office of the law firm of Gibson,
Dunn & Crutcher LLP (“Gibson Dunn”), counsel of record for Mark Elliot Zuckerberg and
Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) in the above-captioned matter. I make this Declaration in Support
of Defendants’ Supplemental Fee Application (“the Supplemental Fee Application”) for payment
of fees reasonably expended in connection with preparing and defending Defendants’ Fee
Application. I have personal knowledge of the information set forth herein based upon my direct
involvement in the matters at issue and upon my review of the documents referenced below.
The attorneys for whose time fees are requested, and their claimed billing rates
remain the same as in Defendants’ Fee Application. See Doc. No. 285. Accordingly, the fees
Defendants have actually paid or are obligated to pay to Gibson Dunn for its legal services
related to preparing and defending Defendants’ Fee Application are more than those requested in
this Supplemental Fee Application.
Defendants’ Fee Application included time spent preparing the Fee Application
up through approximately January 18, 2012 except for some time for Orin Snyder, Thomas H.
Dupree, and Alexander H. Southwell for January 17 and 18, which is included in this
supplement. At the time of filing, Defendants reserved the right to supplement the original Fee
Application with work pertaining to the preparation and defense of its Application not included
in the initial Application.
From January 17 to January 20, 2012, Defendants’ counsel continued to draft,
discuss, finalize, and file their Fee Application and supporting declaration of Alexander H.
Southwell, as well as conduct targeted research.
On January 30, 2012, Ceglia filed his opposition to Defendants’ Fee Application.
Between January 30 and February 1, 2012, Defendants’ counsel reviewed, analyzed, and
discussed Ceglia’s opposition, as well as conducted targeted research, drafted and filed
Defendants’ Reply in support of its Fee Application.
On February 14, 2012, this Court granted Defendants’ Fee Application in large
part, awarding Defendants $75.776.70 of the requested $84,196.33 in attorneys’ fees and further
ordering Defendants to file within ten days “affidavits of attorney’s fees and costs incurred
preparing and defending the Fee Application.”
Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of the narrative
descriptions of legal services rendered by Gibson Dunn attorneys, reflecting additional time
expended by them in connection with preparing and defending Defendants’ Fee Application. On
some days, attorneys rendered services that were related to both the Fee Application as well as
other work relating to the matter. To the extent that a particular time entry pertained to both the
Fee Application and other work, the attached compilation reflects only time entries pertaining to
the Fee Application. These entries reflect conservative allocations of time, ensuring that the total
time claimed for the Fee Application is less than the actual time incurred on such work. This
allocation is based on the time entries themselves and upon my personal experience with the
case. This approach is the same as the one taken in the Defendants’ Fee Application, which was
subsequently endorsed by this Court in its February 14 Order granting Defendants’ request for
attorneys’ fees. See Doc. No. 292 at 394.
The total amount requested as attorneys’ fees for Gibson Dunn’s legal services
related to preparing and defending Defendants’ Fee Application is $ 42,460.31, for 83.00 hours
of services rendered. This sum includes all fees incurred during the sixteen-day period from
January 17, 2010 to February 1, 2012 that relate to the Fee Application. For the Court’s
convenience, I also show the total amount requested with a 10% discount, as the Court applied in
the Court’s February 14 Order. See Doc. No. 292 at 34.
Below is a true and correct chart summarizing the time spent on legal services
relating to the preparation and defense of Defendants’ Fee Application, as well as their claimed
Thomas H. Dupree, Jr.
Alexander H. Southwell
Matthew J. Benjamin
Amanda M. Aycock
TOTAL with 10% add’l discount
The total amount requested excludes the same fees and costs incurred or billed as
had been excluded in Defendants’ Fee Application.