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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

After a Setback, Uber Hails Gibson in String of Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 17, 2015

The company seems to be consolidating high-stakes cases with Gibson Dunn.

When Associates Leave Their Jobs to Clerk at the Supreme Court

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : April 17, 2015

Sometime this summer, four associates will leave the Bancroft law firm. But they haven't been wooed away by a competitor. Instead, they will head to clerkships—three at the U.S. Supreme Court, and the fourth at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. More and more, the revolving door between the court and law firms is spinning in the other direction.

The Global Lawyer: Chevron, Donziger, and Human Rights 101

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : April 17, 2015

For the author of Human Rights in a Nutshell, the lessons of Chevron are pretty simple.

Ted Olson Says He May Skip Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 17, 2015

Theodore Olson, who argued a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage two years ago, might not be in the audience when the court revisits the issue April 28. "I was having a dinner party last night, and several [people], including one D.C. Circuit judge said, 'Don't go, you'll just be frustrated,' " Olson recounted Friday.

One-Fifth of Exxon Accord May Go to Outside Counsel

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : April 16, 2015

At least a fifth of the $225 million New Jersey is supposed to receive from its controversial settlement with Exxon Mobil Corp. over pollution related to the company's Bayonne and Bayway refineries is earmarked for the Louisiana law firm that has been representing the state, Acting Attorney General John Hoffman has told lawmakers.

Deal Watch: Am Law Firms Get Electric With $26.5 Billion GE Capital Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 16, 2015

As hundreds of Am Law 100 lawyers work on the dissolution of General Electric's financial unit, three more big firms grab roles on Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Litigator of the Week: Helgi Walker of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Walker's Sixth Circuit win for Ford Motor Co. was a clear victory for employers that could wind up leaving workers better off as well.

Another Forex Milestone as BofA Settles Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 16, 2015

Bank of America, represented by Shearman & Sterling, is the third bank to settle of the dozen targeted in antitrust litigation alleging widespread manipulation in the $5 trillion-per-day foreign exchange market.

Court Denies Gibson Dunn Partner's Initial Appeal in Djibouti Case

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 15, 2015

Peter Gray sought permission to appeal a British high court's finding last month that the Dubai-based partner deliberately misled the court in presenting inaccurately dated evidence that implicated Djibouti businessman Abdourahman Boreh in a 2009 grenade attack. Justice Julian Flaux on Tuesday rejected Gray's request, which will now go to the Court of Appeal.

Proposed DGCL Amendment Aims to Codify Forum Selection Bylaws

Paul J. Collins and Michael J. Kahn : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 15, 2015

In March, the Corporation Law Council of the Delaware State Bar Association proposed several amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law. Responding to two seminal opinions from the Delaware Chancery Court regarding forum selection bylaws, the proposal would give exclusive forum bylaws the official blessing of the DGCL.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

CircleUp's Lucas Huizar

David Ruiz : The Recorder : April 15, 2015

The crowdfunding network's sole lawyer thrives on innovative problem solving.

Wal-Mart Wins Gun Case With Third Circuit Reversal

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 15, 2015

Wal-Mart won back control of its policy for the sale of guns with high-capacity magazines with a short order from the Third Circuit on Tuesday.

Tobacco Companies Bring New Fight with Feds Over Labels

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : April 14, 2015

Tobacco companies have long fought with the feds over what they can—and must—say on cigarette packages and other product labels. In the latest case, filed Tuesday, tobacco makers are challenging a new directive from the Food and Drug Administration that the companies claim unlawfully requires pre-approval for label changes.

Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 14, 2015

Duane Morris and McKool Smith saw a pair of oenophiles pull up stakes for new endeavors; Kirkland & Ellis adds one litigator and loses two more; Paul Hastings bolsters its banking group in London; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Morning Wrap: Uber Hires Gibson Dunn | Deval Patrick Joins Bain

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : April 14, 2015

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, whose name came up for U.S. attorney general, is joining the investment firm Bain Capital. Uber picks up a Gibson Dunn team. The feds are sued for information about the SG's apology in 2011 about mistakes in high-court Indian law cases. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

Dealmaker of the Year: Eduardo Gallardo of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

: The American Lawyer : April 13, 2015

Gallardo helped Corvex Management LP and Related Fund Management LLC win a long struggle to replace the management and board trustees of real estate investment trust CommonWealth REIT, a big office landlord.

LI Attorney, Client Settle 'Pay-to-Prosecute' Lawsuit

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : April 13, 2015

A Long Island attorney and his client will receive a $1.3 million settlement from a lawsuit that includes multiple defendants, including former Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, to resolve claims that they were targeted in a "pay to prosecute scheme/conspiracy."

Trial Looming, Uber Drops Morgan, Adds Gibson

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 13, 2015

A month after losing its argument that drivers are contractors, not employers, the ride-hailing company has hired a team from Gibson Dunn that includes Theodore Boutrous Jr.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Looming Indictments Could Hurt Christie's Presidential Hopes

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his administration may soon be facing what they had least hoped would happen: indictments by a federal grand jury of some former staffers and a close friend and ally on charges that have their roots in the abrupt closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.

Quick Turnaround Expected for Third Circuit Wal-Mart Gun Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 09, 2015

Within a week, the Third Circuit is expected to rule on a case that could change Wal-Mart's policy on the sale of guns with high-capacity magazines.

Big Tobacco Wins Big Ruling Too Late

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : April 09, 2015

After years of failed efforts, Big Tobacco finally won a decision undercutting the famous ruling. The problem? The industry recently settled nearly every case that might have been affected.

Abbvie Scores Again in Humira Patent Fight

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 08, 2015

Siding with Abbvie Inc. and its lawyers at Latham & Watkins, the Federal Circuit again rejected efforts by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research to extend a patent license for the blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira.

The Global Lawyer: Yukos' Billion-Dollar Crumbs

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : April 07, 2015

After last year's $50 billion arbitration win for the former masters of Yukos Oil Company, we know a defunct oil company can strike a gusher. But can its shareholders get their hands on the loot?

Wal-Mart Asks Third Circuit to Holster Gun Sales Proposal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 07, 2015

Gibson Dunn's Ted Boutrous and Delaware shareholder lawyer Joel Friedlander will square off Wednesday over an unusual proxy proposal challenging Wal-Mart's sales of high capacity guns and other potentially "offensive" products.

Two Top Prosecutors Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 07, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and Morrison & Foerster tap the U.S. Department of Justice for two notable hires; Kramer Levin adds a life sciences practice head; Nixon Peabody nabs a Jones Day band leader and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Three Am Law 100 Firms Tap Transactional Trio for M&A Expertise

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2015

With deal volume up during the first quarter, O'Melveny & Myers, Shearman & Sterling and Covington & Burling made notable additions Monday to bolster their M&A ranks in New York.

Judge Rejects 'No-Poach' Suit Against Animation Studios

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : April 06, 2015

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled that a suit accusing major studios of capping workers' salaries is barred by a a four-year statute of limitations.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.