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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,154
  • Gross Revenues: $1,386,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,200,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,945,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has 1154 attorneys and is the 20th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,386,500,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 11th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher ranked as the 15th highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, NY, TX and WA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 11 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 11 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 20 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 3 2 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 18 11 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 57 9 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 7 -3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 1 2 Summer programs

In the News

Firms to Form Alliance to Handle Cyber Security Threats

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : New York Law Journal : March 06, 2015

As pressure mounts to strengthen defenses against security breaches, at least five Am Law 100 and Magic Circle firms are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyber threats and vulnerability.

2015 New Partners: D-G

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 06, 2015

Recorder Names Litigation Department of the Year Winners

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : March 06, 2015

In addition to overall and speciality practice awards, honorees include high-impact in-house counsel.

Covington Opens In L.A. With IP Group From SoCal, Two Litigation Laterals

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : March 06, 2015

Covington & Burling will open an office in Los Angeles after poaching two partners from West Coast firms, closing its San Diego office and relocating lawyers, the firm said. Covington says it will place about 15 lawyers in Los Angeles.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 05, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Lead on AbbVie's $21 Billion Pharma Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 05, 2015

Big Pharma tops our latest roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more, with AbbVie Inc. agreeing to purchase cancer-drug maker Pharmacyclics Inc. for $21 billion. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised on the most number of billion-dollar deals this week, with four, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led the way by transaction value.

Law Firms to Form Cybersecurity Alliance

Christine Simmons and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

As pressure to strengthen defenses against security breaches increases, at least five firms—Sullivan & Cromwell, Debevoise & Plimpton, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, Allen & Overy and Linklaters—are working to form an alliance that would allow them to ultimately share information with each other about cyberthreats and vulnerability.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: DLA Posts Record Profits Despite Flat Revenue

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : March 04, 2015

Despite flat revenues and a second consecutive drop in total lawyer head count, DLA Piper's net income rose by more than 10 percent in 2014, to a record high of $667 million. This increased efficiency pushed the firm's profit margin from 24 to 27 percent—its highest since 2008—while average profits per equity partner rose 12.5 percent, to $1.49 million, another firm record.

Companies Battle Over Indemnification in Pelvic Mesh MDL

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 03, 2015

Facing multidistrict litigation over its Uretex Sling pelvic mesh product, medical device maker C.R. Bard is claiming in federal court in Newark that the product's French supplier breached a contractual obligation to indemnify it.

INADMISSIBLE: Lynch Nomination Moves to Full Senate

: The National Law Journal : March 02, 2015

Loretta Lynch's nomination for U.S. attorney general moved forward last week on Capitol Hill, where the full Senate is expected to take up a vote soon. Plus more in this week's column.

Justices Won't Put Brakes on 'Largest Class Action Ever'

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 02, 2015

Declining to review a price-fixing case that defense lawyers have dubbed the "largest class action ever certified," the Supreme Court on Monday deprived Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous of a chance to slay another giant class suit, as he did in.

Bribery by the Numbers

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

A law firm tracks a decade's worth of FCPA trends.

Milbank Adds Euro Trio, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 01, 2015

Milbank expands in London and Frankfurt; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani loses a top sports lawyer, but picks up more than a dozen others in Pittsburgh; Barclays and Deutsche Bank raid big firms for two in-house legal chiefs; Cadwalader brings on a top federal prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

March Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : March 01, 2015

Soulless Corporations Can't Be Witnesses, Judge Rules in Dole Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 27, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court may treat corporations like people when it comes to making political donations, but there's at least one place where only a human being will do: a Delaware witness stand.

Judges Pull Back the Curtain on the Job of Judging

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : February 27, 2015

Judges Paul Friedman and Ketanji Brown Jackson of the federal district court in Washington shared stories at an event earlier this week about how they prepared for confirmation proceedings, their training and the loneliness of being a judge.

Surge in Sports Megadeals a Boon to Proskauer, Others

Brian Baxter : The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Sports law may be a niche, but with today's deals worth billions of dollars, it's March Madness out there.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : February 26, 2015

Shire / NPS; HeidelbergCement Asset Sale; Shake Shack IPO; Marlin / NuDevco / Azure; Facebook / / Quickfire; OnCore/ Tekmira

Judges to Review Challenges to NYU's Expansion Proposal

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : February 25, 2015

The Court of Appeals will hear a legal challenge brought by residents and preservation groups trying to halt New York University's ambitious expansion plans in Greenwich Village.

So You Want to Leave the Law Firm for a Startup ...

Eva Hibnick : The Recorder : February 25, 2015

Attorneys considering an entrepreneurial reboot should be ready to take on significant risk, advises marketing startup founder Eva Hibnick.

UBS Can't Dodge Ex-Banker's SOX Retaliation Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 24, 2015

Partly rejecting a motion to dismiss filed by Gibson Dunn's Eugene Scalia, a judge allowed an ex-UBS banker to pursue claims that he was fired for refusing to exaggerate the quality of the bank's commercial mortgage-backed securities.

Gibson Dunn Partner, Ex-Prosecutors Launch Boutique

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : February 24, 2015

Jim Walden, who co-led the white-collar defense and investigations practice at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher for the last seven years, is starting a boutique with two other former prosecutors, solo practitioner Timothy Macht and Sean Haran from Nixon Peabody.

Tobacco Companies Fight Court-Ordered Public Health Warnings

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : February 23, 2015

A federal appeals court on Monday questioned whether a judge went too far in ordering tobacco companies to pay for public notices declaring that the cigarette makers “deliberately deceived the American public.”

Greenberg Traurig Grows in Chicago, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 22, 2015

A Chicago boutique is absorbed by Greenberg Traurig; a Gibson Dunn practice leader heads out on his own; Sidley Austin and Steptoe & Johnson each add a trio; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Gibson Dunn's Steady Growth Continues

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : February 20, 2015

Continuing a trend of modest financial growth, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher posted gross revenue of $1.466 billion in 2014, up 5.7 percent from the previous year, with profits per partner coming in at $3.05 million, a 3.4 percent increase. Revenue per lawyer inched up 1.3 percent, to $1.22 million last year, from $1.2 million in 2013.

Valley Firms Set Blistering Pace in a Strong Economic Year

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : February 20, 2015

Joe Conroy's Cooley saw revenue climb 19 percent, while Orrick was flat and Pillsbury struggled to stay ahead of a surging Sheppard Mullin.

Kirkland Bankruptcy Bigwig Retires, but Big Assignments (and Fees) Abound

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 19, 2015

Richard Cieri, a longtime leader of Kirkland & Ellis' vaunted corporate restructuring group who joined the firm a decade ago this month, is retiring on a high note. Cieri's departure comes at a time when Kirkland's bankruptcy practice is booming, with recent filings in the Chapter 11 cases of Caesars Entertainment and Energy Future Holdings showing at least $40 million flowing into the firm's coffers.

Litigators of the Week: Steven Kobre of Kobre & Kim and Herbert Stern of Stern & Kilcullen

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : February 19, 2015

The pair helped Chevron chalk up another win in its epic fight with Ecuadorean environmental plaintiffs, forcing online poker magnate Russell DeLeon to renounce his $23 million investment in the Ecuador case.

Litigation Funder Who Helped Underwrite Ecuador Case Settles with Chevron

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 17, 2015

On Monday, Gibraltar-based billionaire James Russell DeLeon renounced his financial support for a controversial environmental suit in Ecuador against oil giant Chevron.

Hurdles in Appraisal Actions for Companies Sold in 'Robust' Auction

Brian M. Lutz and Jefferson E. Bell : Delaware Business Court Insider : February 17, 2015

In a recent ruling, the Delaware Court of Chancery underscored the hurdles that petitioners face in gaining above-market compensation for their shares in an appraisal action when the underlying company was public and sold in a "robust" auction process.