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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

Senate Confirms Azrack as Eastern District Judge

: New York Law Journal : December 18, 2014

Eastern District Magistrate Judge Joan Azrack has been confirmed as a district judge by the U.S. Senate.

Weil Leads Korean Private Equity Investor's $3.6B Autos Buy

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

Hahn & Co. and Hankook Tire are buying a climate control business from U.S. auto supplier Visteon Corp.

Asia Deal Digest: Dec. 18, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : December 18, 2014

*Weil, Skadden lead $3.6 billion acquisition of Halla Visteon Climate Control in Korea*Herbert Smith Freehills advises issuers oOh!media and SurfStitch on their recent Australian IPOs*Clifford Chance on Haitong's $467 million takeover of Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo

A Reminder to Focus on Form in Assessing Limits of Business Entities

James L. Hallowell and Brian R. Morgenstern : Delaware Business Court Insider : December 17, 2014

On Nov. 5, Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster issued a decision in , C.A. No. 10093-VCL (Del. Ch. 2014), that reminds practitioners that attention to the technical requirements of relevant business entities remains a key tenet of Delaware practice.

David Lat Dishes

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : December 17, 2014

David Lat talks about his novel and more!

Skadden, Gibson Dunn, Weil Advise on Visteon Stake Sale

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : December 17, 2014

Auto parts giant Visteon announced Wednesday the $3.6 billion sale of a 70 percent stake in Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., a South Korean maker of air conditioning and heating systems for vehicles, to Hankook Tire and Korean private equity firm Hahn & Co. Weil, Gotshal & Manges is advising Hahn, while Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has taken the lead for Visteon, whose financial adviser has turned to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for counsel.

Morning Wrap: YouTube in the Ninth Circuit, and E-Books in the Second

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : December 16, 2014

Apple's defending its e-Books deal with publishers, lawyers for YouTube fight over copyright issues and tech companies pile on in support of Microsoft in a dispute over a search warrant for email in Ireland. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

At Circuit, Apple Defends e-Book Deal With Publishers

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : December 16, 2014

An attorney for Apple insisted on Monday the computer giant's alleged price-fixing conspiracy with publishers only helped consumers and broke a monopoly held by

Panel Questions DA's Demand for Facebook Data

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : December 15, 2014

Although asserting in an oral argument Thursday that Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance's demand that Facebook produce the account information for 381 of its users was "troubling," a First Department panel questioned whether Facebook had standing to challenge it.

CIA Tactics Questioned

Mike Sacks and Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

The release last week of a redacted version of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's post-Sept. 11, 2001, intelligence gathering cast fresh light upon the role attorneys played in the agency's "cruel, inhuman, and degrading" interrogation methods.

Gibson Dunn Grabs Another Star London Lateral

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : December 15, 2014

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has continued to develop its London transactional practice with the addition of another senior partner, bringing in renowned leveraged finance expert Stephen Gillespie from Kirkland & Ellis.


: The National Law Journal : December 15, 2014

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

Gibson Dunn, Kirkland Trade Blows; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 14, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher grabbed a senior debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis in London, as the latter snatches Winston & Strawn's litigation chair in Chicago; Jones Day beefs up in Miami; Sidley Austin snags six from Loeb & Loeb; a half-dozen lawyers leave firms for in-house jobs and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Law Firm Mergers Leave Some Clients With Pitch Fatigue

David Ruiz and Patience Haggin : The Recorder : December 12, 2014

Jawbone's GC Samuel Fleischmann says he's no fan of the cross-selling that often follows law firm tie-ups.

Aetna Slammed Over Outside Attorney 'Eyes-Only' Discovery

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : December 10, 2014

A Colorado federal judge has sanctioned Aetna Inc. and two of its subsidiaries in a patent case because defense lawyers designated more than 90 percent of documents they produced as viewable only by the plaintiffs' outside lawyers.

On the Move

: The American Lawyer : December 10, 2014

Two Kirkland & Ellis partners have departed, moving to Willkie Farr and Bristol-Myers Squibb; Chadbourne & Parke has added a former U.S. ambassador to Uruguay; and other moves.

With Eye on Supreme Court, CIA Transferred Detainees from Guantánamo

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : December 09, 2014

In 2004, lawyers at the Central Intelligence Agency sized up the first Guantánamo detainee case coming to the U.S. Supreme Court and did not like their prospects. They were right.

On the Move

: The Recorder : December 08, 2014

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

What the Justices Say About the High Court Bar

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : December 08, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court justices acknowledge and generally embrace the dominance of veteran advocates in the work of the court, according to a series of stories published by Reuters Monday.

On Track: Ron Kirk Makes High-Speed Move

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

The former Dallas mayor and U.S. trade ambassador joins a private company seeking to start a high-speed railway from Dallas to Houston.

Supreme Court Rejects BP's Appeal of Oil Spill Settlement

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : December 08, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday eliminated what could have been a major roadblock in the multibillion-dollar settlement reached in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill four years ago.

High Court Refuses BP Push to Review Deepwater Settlement

Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : December 08, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear BP PLC's challenge to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement. The justices, without comment, denied review in BP Production & Development v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development.

A Supreme Month: Lawyer Credits Preparedness in Ability to Argue Two U.S. High Court Cases in Three Weeks

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : December 08, 2014

Allyson Ho, a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Dallas and Houston, argued two appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court within 21 days.

Complete Coverage of the Bridgegate Scandal

: New Jersey Law Journal : December 08, 2014

Tracking the latest in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal.

Accusations, Infighting Flare Up at Bridgegate Meeting

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : December 08, 2014

The first meeting of New Jersey lawmakers investigating the September 2013 closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in five months rapidly descended into animosity as both sides accused each other of abuses of power and improper conduct.

Bridgegate Committee Stops Short of Clearing Christie

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : December 05, 2014

A report prepared by the special counsel for the committee of the New Jersey Legislature that is investigating the abrupt local lane closures of the George Washington Bridge has stopped short of exonerating Republican Gov. Chris Christie of having any involvement in the affair.

Three Kirkland Partners Depart, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 05, 2014

A trio of partners from Kirkland & Ellis and Edwards Wildman Palmer sets up shop in new locales; three more firms hire Bingham McCutchen refugees; Chadbourne & Parke adds a former U.S. ambassador; Skadden brings back a top federal regulator; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

U.K. Bank Investigations Keep Magic Circle, Am Law 100 Firms Busy

Chris Johnson : Global Lawyer News : December 04, 2014

Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher are among the top English and American firms called on to represent banks as regulators clamp down on poor service and market abuse.

Kozinski Passes the Gavel to New Ninth Circuit Chief

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 04, 2014

After seven years in the role of chief, Alex Kozinski is turning over the leadership position to Sidney Thomas.

HP Hit with RICO Suit Over Foreign Bribery Allegations

Ross Todd : The Recorder : December 03, 2014

Mexico's state-owned oil and gas company, which gave Hewlett Packard $6 million in contracts, is seeking repayment of overcharges and damages related to FCPA violations.