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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 2015 Global 100 survey, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher ranked as the 16th 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


: The National Law Journal : July 11, 2016

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

Two Partners Join Jones Day, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 11, 2016

Jones Day recruits two new partners on opposite coasts after a top restructuring duo departs; Milbank makes a rare lateral hire; Paul Hastings makes some high-profile additions; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day, Bracewell and Others Advise $4B Pipeline Deal

Lizzy McLellan : Texas Lawyer : July 11, 2016

A group of attorneys from Jones Day, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Troutman Sanders and Balch & Bingham are representing Southern Co. in the planned acquisition from Kinder Morgan of a 50 percent equity interest in the Southern Natural Gas pipeline system.

SEC's First Whistleblower Office Leader Announces Departure as Awards Mount

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : July 08, 2016

Sean McKessy, the first leader of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's whistleblower program, is stepping down this month, the agency said Friday. The SEC's whistleblower office, since its creation in 2011 under the Dodd-Frank Act, has doled out more than $85 million to 32 whistleblowers, who can receive between 10 and 30 percent of sanctions that exceed $1 million.

Chrysler Takes Aim at Georgia Trial Lawyer in $40M Appeal

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : July 08, 2016

The company's legal team at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher says award was won with inapproprate appeals to the jury's distrust of corporations.

DOL Fiduciary Hearing in Texas Set for Nov. 17

Melanie Waddell : Texas Lawyer : July 08, 2016

The federal judge in Texas overseeing the three lawsuits filed in the state against the rule sets a date to hear oral arguments.

Tech Continues to Drive Growth at Calif. Firms

Rebecca Cohen : The Recorder : July 08, 2016

Valley specialists like Gunderson saw head counts surge, while firms with more general practices like Latham & Watkins also saw an uptick in the state and nationally.

Federal Judge Holds Christie's Phone Data Off-Limits in Bridgegate Case

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 07, 2016

The federal judge hearing the Bridgegate criminal case has granted Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's motion to quash a subpoena by defense lawyers who sought to examine Gov. Chris Christie's cellphone.

Leadership Moves Mark an Uncommon Year for Williams & Connolly

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 07, 2016

While the spotlight has been on its work for Hillary Clinton, Williams & Connolly has undergone a quiet shift at the top, including the end of Bob Barnett's tenure as executive committee chair this month.

Deal Watch: White & Case Tops First-Half Transactional Rankings

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : July 07, 2016

Those controversial deal tables are out again, with White & Case, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Sullivan & Cromwell and Davis Polk & Wardwell all jockeying for position as the quarterly so-called King of M&A.

NYLJ Announces Its Lawyers Who Lead by Example

: New York Law Journal : July 07, 2016

The New York Law Journal announces the 2016 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Sept. 20.

Which Firms Most Often Capture the Justices' Review?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : July 06, 2016

The University of Southern California's Adam Feldman and Alexander Kappner studied 93,000 cert petitions between 2001 and 2015 to try to glean what factors make a petition more or less likely to be granted. A firm's success "with their aggregate cert filings does not guarantee success on a per-case basis," according to the study.

Dinners With Dad, Beach Volleyball Got These Lawyers Through Bar Exam Prep

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : July 06, 2016

As thousands of law graduates across the country are preparing for the test this summer, we asked prominent Washington lawyers who made it through to the other side to share their quirky rituals or behaviors that helped them succeed.

Orrick Makes Key Additions, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 06, 2016

Three new laterals at Orrick; a pair of Honigman practice leaders land at Foley & Lardner; Gibson Dunn recruits from the Justice Department; Latham & Watkins welcomes a top SEC official; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Circuit Serves Tennis Channel Second Loss to Comcast

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : July 05, 2016

A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday refused to revive Tennis Channel Inc.'s claims that Comcast Cable Communications' video programming distribution discriminates against the sports network.

Gibson Dunn Lands Top DOJ Lawyer in D.C.

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : July 05, 2016

The firm bulked up its litigation and white-collar defense group in the nation's capital with the hire of Patrick Stokes, a longtime federal prosecutor and high-ranking official in the Justice Department's fraud division.

BAR-ometer: Bragging Rights for HP

: The Recorder : July 05, 2016

Plus, Cooley comes through for Facebook (again). And payday comes for Hagens Berman.

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.

Big Deals

Rebecca Geiger : Focus Europe : July 01, 2016

The law firms with roles in the largest recent M&A deals across Europe.

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.

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.