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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 $1,535,500,000 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 and TX.

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

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Q&A: Josh Dubin

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2016

Lawyers often rely on consultants like Josh Dubin, whose Dubin Research & Consulting, in the words of its website, "crafts litigation strategy that translates into victories at trial." He discusses trial strategies, juror psychology, and some of the cases in which his work had a significant impact.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 26, 2016

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

Women of Legal Tech: Alma Asay: 'Speak Your Mind, But Be Prepared to be Wrong'

Monica Bay : Legaltech News : May 25, 2016

The founder and CEO of Allegory aims to streamline litigation.

Further Guidance on Advancing Litigation Costs to Officers, Directors

Jennifer H. Rearden, Jefferson E. Bell and Michael Marron : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 25, 2016

In the Delaware Court of Chancery considered the extent to which a dispute must relate to an officer or director's corporate duties before advancement of costs is triggered.

Fenwick & West Heads to NYC, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 25, 2016

Silicon Valley stalwart Fenwick & West is poised to set up shop in the Big Apple; Boies Schiller brings on two more litigators; Ropes & Gray grabs another private equity pro in London; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Gibson Dunn Presses State Justices on Teacher Tenure Case

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 24, 2016

A team led by Theodore Boutrous Jr. on Tuesday urged the California Supreme Court to review the controversial case.

Morning Wrap: Bank of America Fights Discrimination Finding | Breyer Talks Post-Scalia Court

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : May 24, 2016

Bank of America sues the Labor Department over its finding of racial discrimination in job-hiring. Justice Stephen Breyer dismisses the notion that the justices could be hampered without a ninth colleague. And the Supreme Court reverses a death sentence in Georgia for race-based juror selection. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Ten Cases to Watch for This Summer From the D.C. Circuit

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 24, 2016

Merrick Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in March catapulted the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit into the national spotlight. Still, the business of the court pressed on. And many cases on the 2015-2016 docket were newsworthy in their own right. A look at 10 of the most significant cases argued this term that haven't been decided yet.

Morning Wrap: Midsize Hot List | Tom Brady Will Appeal | Covington Snags Former Swedish PM

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : May 23, 2016

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: outstanding midsize law firms, Tom Brady's lawyers will challenge 'Deflategate' decision, and the former prime minister of Sweden joins Covington & Burling as a senior policy advisor.

Beirut Bombing Victims' Families Close In On Recovery

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Winning a default judgment against Iran for the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut was tough enough. Then the lawyers for the plaintiffs had to collect it.

Hitting the FCPA Jackpot

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Corruption cases are throwing off plenty of lucrative work for law firms.

Big Suits

Scott Flaherty, Ben Hancock and Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Epic Systems v. Tata Consultancy Services; O'Connor v. Uber; SunEdison Chapter 11; In re VW 'Clean Diesel' Product Liability Litigation; Prosterman v. Airline Tariff Publishing.

Plaintiffs Giant Darren Robbins on Scorched Earth, Worthy Opponents and What's Next in Complex Litigation

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2016

Darren Robbins is one of the most successful advocates ever for injured shareholders. He spoke with The Litigation Daily about how he and his partners have built Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, what they look for in laterals and the next big thing in complex litigation.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

Facebook Escapes Big Damages in Privacy Class Action

Ross Todd : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton will allow Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein to pursue injunctive relief on behalf of Facebook users, but not financial compensation.

Oracle, HP Set for Trial in $3 Billion Contract Feud

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 19, 2016

Still fighting Google, Oracle is about to begin another high-stakes jury trial. Here's what you need to know.

Wal-Mart Shareholders' Suit Over Bribery Is Blocked in Del.

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 18, 2016

The Delaware Court of Chancery last week applied Arkansas law in dismissing a Wal-Mart stockholders' derivative action stemming from the alleged bribery of Mexican officials, finding the Delaware suit mirrored a complaint tossed by an Arkansas federal judge for failing to plead demand futility.

D.C. Circuit Tackles the Role of SEC Law Judges

Zoe Tillman : New York Law Journal : May 17, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house law judges are unconstitutionally hired for their jobs, a lawyer for an investment adviser barred for life by the agency told a federal appeals court in Washington on Friday.

Judge Tosses Shareholder Suit Over Wal-Mart Bribery Claims

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 17, 2016

Attorney Stuart Grant must be spitting nails after a Delaware judge dismissed his shareholder suit against the directors of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over allegations of bribery in Mexico, because an Arkansas court, without the documents Grant turned up, has already ruled.

USC Will Try to Wipe Out Ruling for Male Student Accused of Sex Assault

Ben Hancock : The Recorder : May 17, 2016

The university's legal team, led by Gibson Dunn's Theodore Boutrous Jr., argues an appellate decision creates unworkable conflicts with Title IX.

Divided, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Conquers

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 17, 2016

The company's historic split was just another task for these lawyers.

Lateral Hiring By US Firms in London Reaches New High

Frances Ivens : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2016

Research into recent recruitment trends by international firms in London has found that they brought in over 20 percent more partners in 2015 than the year before, with total partner numbers climbing by 6 percent across the group year-on-year.

Wal-Mart Shareholders' Suit Over Bribery Is Blocked in Del.

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 13, 2016

A derivative action by Wal-Mart shareholders stemming from the alleged bribery of Mexican officials has been dismissed by the Delaware Court of Chancery because a demand upon directors before filing the lawsuit would not have been futile, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard wrote in an opinion Friday.

SEC In-House Judges are Unconstitutional, Barred Investment Adviser Tells D.C. Circuit

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 13, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house law judges are unconstitutionally hired for their jobs, a lawyer for an investment adviser, barred for life by the agency, told a federal appeals court in Washington on Friday.

Weinberg Center Awards of Distinction

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : May 12, 2016

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention recognized Kathy Greenlee, the administrator for community living and assistant secretary for aging for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Randy Mastro at its fifth annual awards of distinction breakfast.

A Smooth Landing for Air Cargo Suit

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2016

After $1.2 billion in settlements and a decade of litigation that swept in antitrust lawyers from more than 50 firms (seriously, did anyone NOT work on this case?), the massive air cargo price fixing litigation is coming in for a landing.

Supreme Court Specialists, Mostly Male, Dominated Arguments This Term

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : May 11, 2016

With oral arguments over for this term at the U.S. Supreme Court, Bancroft has topped the list of law firms with the most arguments at eight—a number rarely reached by any outfit other than the U.S. solicitor general's office.

Gibson Dunn and Morgan Lewis Work on Friendly's Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : May 10, 2016

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher represents Dean Foods of Dallas in its pending acquisition of the manufacturing and retail ice cream business from Friendly's Ice Cream for $155 million in cash, while Friendly's turned to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Sweet Deals: Firms Binge on Friendly's, Krispy Kreme Sales

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 10, 2016

Move over, kale and quinoa. This week it's doughnuts and ice cream keeping deal lawyers happy.

INADMISSIBLE: No Regrets on Return to Big Law, Says Holder

: The National Law Journal : May 09, 2016

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said on April 29 "I am not ashamed" to have returned to private practice after resigning last year, asserting he will continue to advance the justice reform issues he espoused in office as a private attorney. Plus more in this week's column.