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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 2012 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, London, NY, Paris, 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

The American Lawyer Names Global Legal Awards Grand Prize Winners

Chris Johnson : The Am Law Daily : September 16, 2014

The American Lawyer announced Monday the winners of its Global Legal Awards grand prizes. In the climax of a thrilling event at Gotham Hall in New York City, four grand prizewinners were chosen from more than 270 nominations to be named as the year's best cross-border legal work across corporate, finance, disputes and citizenship.

Gibson Dunn's Scalia Notches a Loss over CFTC Swaps Rule

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 16, 2014

A judge mostly upheld the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's rules on cross-border swaps, adding a blemish to Eugene Scalia's impressive record challenging government regulations on behalf of Wall Street.

Cynthia Richman

: The National Law Journal : September 15, 2014

Public's Trust May Prove Elusive in NFL Investigation

Katelyn Polantz : New York Law Journal : September 15, 2014

The NFL announced Wednesday it has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller III, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, to investigate its handling of the caught-on-video assault by former player Ray Rice.

Am Law 100 Trio Revs Up for Auto Parts Megamerger

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and leading German shop Gleiss Lutz are advising Michigan-based TRW Automotive on its $11.74 billion sale to Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen, advised by Sullivan & Cromwell. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is counseling another party to the deal, which if completed will create the world's second-largest auto parts supplier.

Am Law Firms Advise on Pair of Health Care Mergers

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : September 15, 2014

Monday was a big day for health care company mergers, with Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom taking the lead on two deals with a combined value of nearly $5 billion.

IndyMac Settlement Leaves Tolling Question Unresolved

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 12, 2014

Investors in mortgage-backed securities issued by IndyMac settled their claims against the bank's underwriters. But the IndyMac litigation lives on at the U.S. Supreme Court—with important implications for the time limits that govern securities class actions.

Yelp Turns to Arnold & Porter in Securities Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

San Francisco partner Gilbert Serota will defend the company against two actions in the Northern District of California.

Gibson Dunn, Akin Gump Advise on $2.3 Billion Conversant Sale

David Ruiz : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

Gibson Dunn partner Stewart McDowell led Conversant's deal team in its sale to Alliance Data Systems.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : September 11, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has agreed to purchase privately held Prestige Cruises International for $3.03 billion. Also, has announced that it would acquire video game streaming company Twitch Interactive Inc. in a $970 million cash deal.

HP Russia Sentenced for Paying Foreign Bribes

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : September 11, 2014

The computer giant must pay a $58.7 million fine as part of a $108 million settlement reached earlier this year with U.S. authorities.

Asia Deal Digest: Sept. 11, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : September 11, 2014

*Linklaters leads establishment of China Orient Asset Management's $2 billion medium-term note program*Jones Day acts for Japan's Ajinomoto on its $800 million offer for U.S. frozen-foods maker Windsor Quality*Rajah & Tann on KMP Private Ltd.'s $37 million investment in Vietnamese feed company Hiep Thanh Group

NFL Investigation Leads to Questions on Law Firm Choice

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : September 11, 2014

Clients often hire firms with whom they have a business connection, as Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr does with the NFL. But those choices must gain the trust of a scrutinizing public that seeks independent answers, such as in the Ray Rice investigation.

Eleventh Circuit Blasts Lawyer, Tosses Florida Smoker Suits

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 10, 2014

"Any lawyer worth his salt knows a dead person cannot maintain a personal injury action," an appellate panel wrote in throwing out hundreds of defective personal injury cases brought by Florida lawyer Norwood Wilner.

Linguists Sue Contractor Over Working Conditions in Kuwait

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : September 09, 2014

Alleging their passports were illegally confiscated and they were forced to live in substandard conditions without needed medical care, translators and interpreters who worked with the U.S. military in Kuwait have asked a Virginia federal judge to certify their proposed class action against the contractor that hired them.

Jones Day Adds Two More Kirkland IP Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2014

The IP litigation exodus from Kirkland & Ellis continued this week as partners William Devitt and Matthew Hertko decamped for Jones Day in Chicago. The Am Law Daily has a look at those moves and more in our latest roundup of notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

AT&T Gives Christie Aide's Phone Records to Bridgegate Committee

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : September 09, 2014

Telecommunications company AT&T has at least partially complied with a subpoena from the committee of the New Jersey Legislature investigating last fall's closure of local access to the George Washington Bridge demanding records from the state-issued cellphone of one of Gov. Chris Christie's key aides.

Complete Coverage of the Bridgegate Scandal

: New Jersey Law Journal : September 09, 2014

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

IN BRIEF: UCLA Dean Stepping Down

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Rachel Moran, dean of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, has announced plans to step down as soon as her replacement can be found. Plus more from and other ALM publications.

N.J. Attorney General Bars Prosecution of Sports Betting

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : September 08, 2014

In a rare formal opinion, issued Sept. 8, the state Attorney General's Office directed law enforcement to refrain from prosecuting casinos and racetracks for running sports wagering pools.

Nonparty Depositions: From 'Potted Plant' Rule to Venus Fly Traps

Jennifer H. Rearden and Sharon I. Grysman : Commercial Litigation Insider : September 08, 2014

Jennifer Rearden and Sharon Grysman of Gibson Dunn write for CLI: This fall, New York's highest court will review a Fourth Department decision reaffirming a controversial precedent that essentially neutralized real time assistance by counsel to nonparty deponents during the course of depositions.

ChinaWhys Trial Underlines Due Diligence Obstacles in China

Wenxiong Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : September 08, 2014

International law firms often rely on corporate intelligence firms to investigate clients' Chinese business partners or third-party suppliers. Following the conviction of two corporate investigators, lawyers are concerned about new challenges to conducting due diligence in China.

Psych Association Wins Reversal in Fee Class Action

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : September 07, 2014

In a setback for the American Psychological Association and its lawyers at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, an appeals court has revived an unusual class action alleging that the APA duped psychologists into paying extra annual fees to support its lobbying wing.

BAR-ometer: An Uber Error

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

2014 Corporate Practices of the Year and GC Impact Awards

: The Recorder : September 05, 2014

Our overall winner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, handles complicated deals with expertise that inspires client confidence.

Gibson Dunn Withdraws From Teacher Tenure Challenge in NY

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : September 04, 2014

On Wednesday, lawyers from Gibson Dunn and Kirkland & Ellis were expected to gather before a judge to learn how closely they'd be collaborating in two separate lawsuits challenging New York's tenure system. Instead, a hearing on consolidating the cases has been postponed, and Gibson Dunn confirmed Tuesday that it is withdrawing.

Global Legal Awards: Global Disputes of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

The American Lawyer Global Disputes of the Year honor the winning team in transnational cases regardless of the venue.

Beer Here! Dechert, Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Toast Pair of Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 04, 2014

A trio of Am Law 100 firms are getting the fourth quarter started with a pair of beer industry deals. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Moelis & Co.—the new home of Eric Cantor—are advising Heineken on the $1.2 billion sale of its Mexican packaging unit, while Jones Day has taken the lead for private equity firm Riverside on its purchase of a Salt Lake City-based craft brewer.

Yelp Shakes Off Extortion Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 02, 2014

The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that manipulating user reviews amounts, at most, to "hard bargaining."