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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,212
  • Gross Revenues: $1,535,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,265,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,185,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is a Los Angeles-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has 1204 attorneys and is the 18th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,466,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 11th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 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 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 11 0 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

With Exxon Accord, AG's Office Made $451M From Civil Cases in 2015

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : May 05, 2016

Acting New Jersey Attorney General Robert Lougy told the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on May 5 that the Department of Law and Public Safety brought in more than $451 million in awards in civil cases in 2015.

Former U.S. Solicitors General Unite in Garland Endorsement

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : May 05, 2016

Eight former U.S. solicitors general from Democratic and Republican administrations, most of whom are now prominent private practitioners, are publicly endorsing Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The letter skirted the political controversy over whether there should be a hearing on Garland's nomination.

City Bar Selects 2016 Diversity Champions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

The New York City Bar Association announced its 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award recipients. They are: Dennis Hopkins, a partner at Perkins Coie; Rosalyn Richter, an Appellate Division, First Department, justice; and Conway Ekpo and Joseph Tillman, founding members of the group 1844.

More Charges May Be Coming Against Shkreli, Attorney

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 04, 2016

Martin Shkreli, the former pharmaceutical executive who was arrested alongside his company's corporate attorney, Evan Greebel, may use a "reliance of counsel" defense and is exploring whether to sever his case from Greebel's.

Olson Joins Legal Huddle for Players, Tom Brady

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : May 03, 2016

Days after a divided panel for a federal appeals court restored the suspension of Tom Brady, the New England Patriots' quarterback and the NFL Players Association have added prominent litigator Theodore Olson to their legal team.

$150M Jeep Verdict—Cut to $40M—Heads to Appeals Court

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 03, 2016

The battle that led to a $150 million verdict against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for a Jeep that exploded, killing a 4-year-old boy, will continue at the Georgia Court of Appeals in July.

HP Fires Back at Oracle Copyright Suit

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 02, 2016

In a motion to dismiss, lawyers for Hewlett Packard Enterprise say Oracle can't show their client is to blame for pilfered passwords.

Hacking a Way to Equality

Kathleen J. Wu : Texas Lawyer : May 02, 2016

Hopefully, the spirit of an upcoming Women in Law hackathon will stay true to the hackathon ethos: experts and fresh thinkers coming together to generate bold, even crazy, ideas for new products, new services and, in the case of this event, new solutions to persistent problems.

April: Lateral Litigator Winners and Losers

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 02, 2016

A look at some of the most notable lateral litigator moves in April.

Tom Brady Bunch: Morgan Lewis Lands Lawyer With QB Ties

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2016

Tom Brady may have added Gibson Dunn's Ted Olson to his Deflategate appellate litigation team, but his own NFL franchise, the New England Patriots, saw its outside firm Morgan Lewis recently land an in-house lawyer who had worked for its star quarterback's father.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Big Business Wants Justices to Step Into Sealed Document Fight

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : May 02, 2016

The business community is lining up behind a major automaker in a U.S. Supreme Court fight over the test for keeping sealed court documents sealed throughout litigation.

A Potential Gift to Politicians, from the Justices

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : May 02, 2016

If it wasn't clear just how much trouble the government's corruption prosecution of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell was, Chief Justice John Rob­erts Jr. left no doubt during U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on April 27.

Gibson Dunn Derails Amtrak Statute

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 01, 2016

You've got to like any decision that cites the Magna Carta, the writings of Alexander Hamilton and a long passage from John Steinbeck's “East of Eden.” Those were among the authorities invoked by a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday, when it struck down as unconstitutional a statute giving Amtrak regulatory authority over freight railroads.

Cuomo Names Panel to Pick Next State Police Head

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 29, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created a seven-member committee to search for the next New York State Police superintendent to replace Joseph D'Amico, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

FedEx, PG&E Trials to Test Theory of Corporate Culpability

Ross Todd : The Recorder : April 29, 2016

With mega-millions at stake, the Justice Department will try to prove that a company can have collective criminal intent.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 28, 2016

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

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Closures Were 'Inconvenience,' Not Crime, Bridgegate Lawyer Says

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 28, 2016

A federal judge in Newark is weighing motions to throw out the indictments of Bridget Anne Kelly and William Baroni in the Bridgegate scandal after defense lawyers for the two pitched an assortment of theories to support dismissal of the charges.

Lawyers for Beirut Bombing Victims Finally Close In on Recovery

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : April 27, 2016

Many of the original plaintiffs didn't live to see their attorneys prevail at the U.S. Supreme Court, but hundreds of terror victims and their family members are finally close to collecting from Iran.

Deal Litigation After 'Trulia'

Paul J. Collins and Michael J. Kahn : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 27, 2016

By now, virtually every lawyer who litigates merger cases knows that the "disclosure-only settlement" is either dead or at least on life support in Delaware following several recent decisions rejecting such settlements, including In re Trulia Stockholder Litigation, 129 A.3d 884 (Del. Ch. 2016), In re Aruba Networks Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 10765-VCL, transcript op. (Del. Ch. Oct. 9, 2015), and Acevedo v. Aeroflex Holding, C.A. No. 9730-VCL, slip. op. (Del. Ch. July 8, 2015). And few would say, given the ubiquity with which merger cases have been pursued in recent years, that the "deal tax" that most such settlements represented will be missed. There are, however, likely to be several consequences, both intended and otherwise, that leave the typical defendants in merger litigation subject to the same "perverse incentives" that the Delaware Court of Chancery is attempting to eradicate.

State Justices Grant Review in Sheppard Mullin Fee Fight

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 27, 2016

The firm appealed a January order that it refund fees paid by J-M Manufacturing, a former client, because of an undisclosed conflict.

Roberts Singles Out Former White House Counsel for 'Extraordinary' Brief

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 27, 2016

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. on Wednesday singled out an amicus brief, filed by Democratic and Republican former White House counsel, in support of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell. "I think it's extraordinary that those people agree on anything. But to agree on something as sensitive as this and to be willing to put their names on something that says this—this cannot be prosecuted conduct. I think is extraordinary," Roberts said.

Judge Denies as Moot Bid by U.S. for Apple's Help

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : April 26, 2016

A judge has formally denied a prosecution attempt to compel Apple's assistance to unlock a smartphone, saying the application was mooted by recent government revelations that someone had provided the passcode.

Former Sony Litigation Chief Rejoins Buchalter

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 26, 2016

Leonard Venger had spent the past 13 years at the entertainment giant.

Uber Settles With Drivers in California, Massachusetts

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : April 25, 2016

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay up to $100 million to end a labor litigation battle that imperiled its business model. The settlement will make it harder for the company to terminate drivers but will not change their status as independent contractors.

Brady 'Deflategate' Decision Shows the Problem With Arbitration

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 25, 2016

If Tom Brady and his legal dream team can't overturn an arbitration decision, you know the rest of us don't have a prayer. Not even a Hail Mary.

IN BRIEF: No Prison for Ex-Officer

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

Former New York City Police Officer Peter Liang won't serve prison time for his on-duty shooting of unarmed Akai Gurley with a ricocheted bullet in a dark public housing stairwell in November 2014. Plus more in this week's column.

Amid Scandal, Brazil Overhauls Its Anti-Corruption Toolkit

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

Brazil's leniency program needs work. Will proposed reforms do the job?

Big Suits

Amanda Bronstad, Scott Flaherty and Jenna Greene : The American Lawyer : April 25, 2016

MetLife v. Financial Stability Oversight Council; Sanofi SA Securities Class Action; Suture Express v. Cardinal Health; In re DePuy Orthopaedics Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation