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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

Albany County Told to Create New Minority-Majority District

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : March 26, 2015

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Albany County to redraw the lines of its county legislature to create a new district where minority voters are in the majority, finding that current lines dilute the voting strength of blacks in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Schiff Hardin, Bond, Schoeneck & King and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher announce additions.

HP Can't Shake $6.5M Verdict, Has to Pay Attorney Fees

Saranac Hale Spencer : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 25, 2015

The $6.5 million jury verdict against Hewlett-Packard will stand, but it won't be enhanced, a Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled on post-trial motions. She also awarded attorney fees to the prevailing plaintiff.

AG Looks to Short-Circuit Anti-Gay Ballot Measure

Scott Graham and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 25, 2015

Kamala Harris wants a court to agree her office shouldn't have to prepare an official ballot summary for a measure that calls for gays to be executed.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gibson Dunn Partner Suspended for Mishandling Djibouti Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

A British high court judge has reversed an order freezing the assets of Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh after finding that a Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner knowingly presented faulty evidence implicating Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

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

Marriage-Rights Advocates at Odds Over Who Will Argue Cases

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

As with other potentially landmark challenges in the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyer egos, client wishes and historic high stakes in the same-sex marriage cases have become a classic recipe for a difficult, sometimes tense discussion about who will argue before the justices.

Uber Taps Gibson Team to Fight Liability for Alleged Rape by Driver

Ross Todd : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

Gibson Dunn partner Michael Wong, a former federal prosecutor, was hired to fend off a suit filed by a Delhi woman who claims stronger background checks could have prevented her attack.

Feds Probe Christie's Alleged Retaliation Against Jersey City Mayor

Michael Booth and Zack Needles : New Jersey Law Journal : March 20, 2015

Federal prosecutors have widened the scope of their investigation into the workings of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and are now looking into whether the administration of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie retaliated against Democratic Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop after Fulop declined to endorse Christie for re-election in 2013.

Panel Revives Whistleblower Claim Against Kaplan Univ.

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : March 20, 2015

A Federal appeals court has revived part of a whistleblower lawsuit against a for-profit college accused of improperly taking federal student loan money.

With Ceglia Missing, Lawyers Fight to Salvage Facebook Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 20, 2015

The thriller-worthy case of Paul Ceglia took a bizarre turn when Ceglia, facing criminal charges for allegedly defrauding Facebook, vanished with his family. But if you believe Ceglia's lawyers, that's no reason to close the case that landed Ceglia in trouble in the first place.

Deal Watch: One Skadden Client Ousts Another in Duel for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 19, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Skadden client Valeant Pharmaceuticals International prevail over fellow firm client Endo International in its bid for Salix Pharmaceuticals, while Latham & Watkins, Ropes & Gray and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advise several private equity clients on their proposed acquisitions of Chicago's Willis Tower and Life Time Fitness.

All-Star Lineup Argues Fate of NJ Sports Betting

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : March 18, 2015

The question of whether New Jersey's repeal of the ban on sports betting in casinos and racetracks violates federal law may come down to the definition of "authorization."

Polsinelli Sets Up Shop in Raleigh, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 17, 2015

After raiding Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough for five health care partners, fast-growing Polinselli will open an office in Raleigh; Gibson Dunn and Winston & Strawn add new practice leaders; the NSA's top lawyer returns to Mayer Brown; three former federal prosecutors flock to Robins Kaplan and Wilmer; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Technological Incompetence Doesn't Excuse Discovery Failures

Gareth Evans : Delaware Business Court Insider : March 17, 2015

In imposing strict evidentiary and monetary sanctions for a party's repeated failure to produce requested electronically stored information, the Delaware Court of Chancery recently observed that counsel's "professed technological incompetence is not an excuse for discovery misconduct."

MoFo, Wilson Sonsini on Chinese Investors' $640M Take-Private Deal

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 16, 2015

Shanghai-based Summitview Capital is leading a Chinese consortium to buy U.S. chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solutions Inc. and delisted it from the Nasdaq.

INADMISSIBLE: Paul Ryan, Chief of Staff Sued Over Crash

: The National Law Journal : March 16, 2015

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and his chief of staff, Kevin Seifert, face a $100,000 lawsuit over a car crash Seifert was involved in while driving Ryan's car last year. Plus more in this week's column.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Am Law Daily : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

In Unique Deal, Morgan Lewis Merges With Singapore's Stamford Law

Brian Baxter and Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : March 15, 2015

Having just absorbed the bulk of Bingham McCutchen, a first-of-its-kind merger now awaits Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which will announce a union on Monday with Singapore's Stamford Law Corp. The combination will make Morgan Lewis the largest global firm in the city-state and the only one with the capacity to practice local law across a range of practice areas.

UBS Is Latest to Settle Foreign Exchange Rigging Suit

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : March 15, 2015

Lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott announced the $135 million settlement on Friday. Ten other major banks remain in the plaintiffs' sights for allegedly manipulating the $5 trillion-a-day forex market.

Indiana Pays $650K in Legal Fees to Marriage-Law Challengers

Zoe Tillman and Mike Scarcella : The National Law Journal : March 13, 2015

Indiana has agreed to pay $650,000 in legal fees to the lawyers who successfully challenged the state's same-sex marriage ban. State officials negotiated an award of $325,000 to Kirkland & Ellis and $325,000 to Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Deal Watch: Skadden Advising Endo and Valeant, With Both Vying for Salix

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : March 12, 2015

Our latest roundup of transactions sees Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden, Freshfields and Davis Polk take the lead for companies in the analytics, entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : March 12, 2015

Facebook Cites Ceglia Vanishing Act in Lawsuit Against DLA, Milberg

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : March 11, 2015

Facebook may hope that Paul Ceglia's sudden disappearance will support the notion that he's always been a con artist, and that DLA Piper and Milberg must have known that when they backed his ownership claims against the social networking giant.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : March 10, 2015

Among other honors, the New Rochelle Bar Association received the New York Conference of Bar Leaders 2014 Bar Leaders Innovation Award for Small Bar Associations and Montgomery McCracken chairman Richard Scheff has been honored by the Partnership for After School Education as its 2015 Afterschool Champion.

Two Texas Partners Leave Vinson, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 10, 2015

Sidley Austin and Katten Muchin Rosenman snag Vinson & Elkins partners in Houston; Honigman adds a former U.S. senator; K&L Gates bags eight lawyers in two cities; Mayer Brown and Chadbourne & Parke make additions in Mexico City; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Unusual Alliances Back Ex-Va. Governor in Corruption Appeal

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : March 10, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's appeal has spurred some unusual alliances. John Ashcroft, attorney general under President George W. Bush, and Gregory Craig, who spent several years as counsel to President Barack Obama, found common ground in arguing that McDonnell was wrongfully convicted.

Head Count Winners and Losers: Morgan Lewis Makes Gains at Bingham's Expense

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 09, 2015

Firms that saw the biggest head count losses in the past five months include Bingham McCutchen and Edwards Wildman Palmer, according to data compiled by ALM's RivalEdge. Not surprisingly, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, which absorbed 226 attorneys from Bingham McCutchen late last year, made the biggest gains.

Recognition for Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Appointments and honors announced by New York Law School, Vera Institute of Justice, Sanctuary for Families, UJA-Federation of New York, and more.