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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 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has 1212 attorneys and is the 17th largest firm in the United States.  With $1,535,500,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 11th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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 18 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 2 1 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 12 6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 33 1 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 7 -3 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 1 2 Summer programs

In the News

HP Wins $3 Billion in Suit Against Oracle

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : July 01, 2016

A Santa Clara jury bought the company's argument that Oracle had damaged its Itanium server business.

Judge Wants More Info on Drivers' Settlement with Uber

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 30, 2016

U.S. Distirct Judge Edward Chen said he still isn't clear on whether the deal is a good one for the class, or what exactly is being settled.

Gibson Dunn Grabs Latham Duo for New Frankfurt Office

Rose Walker : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016

On the heels of the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, two corporate partners are leaving Latham & Watkins, including the latter's Frankfurt office leader, to open a new outpost for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Deal Watch: Four Firms Punch Ticket on $4.4 Billion Film Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 30, 2016

A look at the Am Law 100 firms behind Lions Gate's bid to buy Starz; Apollo's latest acquisition effort; and a pair of big health care transactions.

Lawyers Put Final Spinon HP-Oracle Spat

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 29, 2016

The $3 billion dispute, now in a jury's hands, stems from Oracle's withdrawal of software support for the Itanium chip.

Want To Do Conservative Pro Bono? Good Luck.

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : June 29, 2016

Most projects skew left. But some lawyers and firms have bucked the trend.

Manufacturers Have Duty to Warn of Asbestos-Laden Parts

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : June 29, 2016

Manufacturers have a duty to warn of the dangers of using their products if they contain asbestos-laden parts from a third party that are essential for those products to function, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in two appeals.

Justices' McDonnell Ruling Raises Issues for Silver, Skelos Appeals

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : June 28, 2016

Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos may think they have fresh ammunition for their appeals on political corruption charges following a major U.S. Supreme Court decision today, but prosecutors beg to differ.

Stanford Hackathon Awards Out-of-the-Box Gender Equality Initiatives

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : June 27, 2016

Stanford Law School's first Women in the Law Hackathon generated unique ideas to improve gender equality in the law.

Gibson Dunn's Thomas Hungar Picked for U.S. House GC

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 27, 2016

Thomas Hungar, co-chairman of the appellate and constitutional law practice group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is moving from Connecticut Avenue to Capitol Hill as the new general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Reed Smith Rebuilds Partner Ranks, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 27, 2016

Several new recruits join Reed Smith; Latham & Watkins welcomes a former Sullivan & Cromwell partner in New York; Gibson Dunn grabs one and loses another; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Supreme Court Lawyers Parlay New Decisions to Big Regulatory Battles

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : June 24, 2016

Two U.S. Supreme Court veterans moved swiftly this week to apply a pair of June 20 high court rulings to pending cases in federal appeals courts. Lawyers for Microsoft Corp. and the attorneys for the mortgage lender PHH Corp. said they found supporting positions in the high court rulings.

Longtime Allergan Lawyer Named GC of Ultragenyx

David Ruiz : The Recorder : June 21, 2016

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., which develops treatments for raise diseases, has hired a new general counsel from Allergan, Karah Parschauer.

Oracle Lawyer Slings Mud at Expert Witness

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 20, 2016

In the third week of trial against Hewlett Packard, Boies Schiller's William Isaacson did his best to smear a former White House economist who priced HP's damages at $3 billion.

K&L Gates' Partner Churn Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 20, 2016

Amid more departures, K&L Gates seeks to grow; Akin Gump and Reed Smith hire from Winston & Strawn; Fox Rothschild reels in a leading Twin Cities litigator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Monday Mash-Up: Robbins Geller's $1.6B Settlement; Why Arnold & Porter is Cooler Than You; Whither SG Verrilli?

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 19, 2016

Robbins Geller settles a long-running suit against HSBC for $1.575 billion; Arnold & Porter's piece of history; Where might Solicitor General Donald Verrillii land when he steps down Friday? Plus a Winston & Strawn partner wins acquittal for a dentist charged with murder.

Meet the Class Action Lawyer Going After One of His Own

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 17, 2016

Jason Lohr is the attorney trying to get plaintiffs' counsel booted in the Uber case.

What's Next for Challenges to the SEC's In-House Courts

C. Ryan Barber and Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 17, 2016

The SEC is enjoying a winning streak in cases challenging the constitutionality of its administrative proceedings. But the real test cases may be yet to come.

Deal Watch: Morgan Lewis Makes Work for BASF

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2016

From industrial chemicals to traffic cones, one of the last weeks of spring provided a plethora of transactional opportunities for dozens of Am Law 100 firms.

Six Firms Connect to $26.2B Acquisition of LinkedIn Network by Microsoft

James Booth and Brian Baxter : New York Law Journal : June 16, 2016

A half-dozen Am Law 100 firms have landed roles on one of the year's largest technology deals, Microsoft Corp.'s proposed $26.2 billion acquisition announced Monday of LinkedIn Corp.

TD Bank May Stop Ex-CEO From Pushing Memoir

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 15, 2016

Bank holds copyright on book written by its founder and former CEO and has the right to enforce its copyright going forward, a federal judge in Camden has ruled.

Agility, Simplicity and Reliability Key for Litigation Departments Using Legal Tech

Ricci Dipshan : Legaltech News : June 15, 2016

Winner litigators discuss how finding the right balance in using legal tech is pivotal, and their apprehension on what some see as shaky vendor reliability.

Verizon's Big Net Neutrality Miscalculation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 14, 2016

When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld net neutrality rules, it was the logical outcome of what feels like a huge miscalculation by Verizon Communications Inc. and hordes of industry supporters.

Lawyer Says Uber Appeal Will Get in the Way of Her Uber Settlement

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : June 14, 2016

She asked the Ninth Circuit to stay an appeal in a national class action, so it won't harm her settlements in other Uber cases.

Bridgegate Defendants Foiled in Bid to Toss Indictment

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 14, 2016

A federal judge in Newark Tuesday rejected a bid by Bridgegate defendants William Baroni Jr. and Bridget Anne Kelly to toss out their indictment as fatally flawed. Baroni and Kelly argued that the allegations they carried out a politically motivated scheme to shut down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge were defective since the two had no notice their acts were illegal.

The Other Del. Business Courts? Litigating Derivative Suits in NY

Robert F. Serio and Gabriel Herrmann : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 14, 2016

Delaware has long held a position of primacy as the preferred U.S. jurisdiction for incorporating publicly traded companies.

Pharma Antitrust Case Gets Bogged Down in Procedural Muck

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : June 14, 2016

Oral arguments in a closely watched antitrust suit by a pharmacy chain against three drugmakers became weighed down in a procedural morass in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit courtroom Monday.

Monday Mashup: The IP Lit Boutique With Sky-High Salaries; Online Dating Tips From the SEC; Gawker Goes Bankrupt

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 11, 2016

Who is IP litigation boutique Desmarais and why are they a new leader in the associate salary wars; Dating tips from the SEC; Gawker goes bust; a hot argument before the Third Circuit

Sanctuary Recognizes Gibson Dunn for Pro Bono Work

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2016

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher received a law firm leadership award Tuesday for its pro bono work on behalf of Sanctuary for Families clients at the group's annual Zero Tolerance Benefit.