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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

Forum Shopper's Revenge

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud.

September 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

DOJ's New Duck

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : September 01, 2014

Regulators have devised another penalty to avoid having to prosecute.

Tech is Litigants' Boon, Not Profession's Doom

David Horrigan : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Assisted review is merely one way for attorneys to find their way through mountains of evidence.

Morning Wrap

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 29, 2014

Reporting on Louisiana, a diabetes drug verdict, Paul Clement and Chevron's Lago Agrio case: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country. For more legal news, visit law.com.

DOJ's Latest Alternative to Prosecution

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 29, 2014

What is the U.S. Department of Justice's next move to avoid prosecuting a corporation and its leaders? This time it's the restitution and remediation agreement.

New Deals

: The Am Law Daily : August 28, 2014

Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc. have agreed to an $11.4 billion tie-up that would send the combined company's headquarters north in what may be the most visible corporate tax inversion yet. Also, Roche Holding announced Monday its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune, a suburban San Francisco-based company lung disease drug developer.

Forum Shopper's Revenge: Chevron's Discovery Campaign

: The National Law Journal : August 28, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud. Michael D. Goldhaber of NLJ affiliate The American lawyer has written about the case in "Crude Awakening," a book available on Kindle Single. Here are excerpts from his account.

NPE Likely to Dodge Fees in Gaming Suits

Scott Graham : The Recorder : August 28, 2014

The case may have been "rare," but the discovery feuding was garden variety, said U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg.

Dean of Seton Hall's Law School Stepping Down

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 28, 2014

Seton Hall University School of Law Dean Patrick Hobbs is planning to resign next May.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : August 27, 2014

U.S. v. Rajaratnam; In Re Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation; In re ITT Educational Services Securities Litigation; U.S. v. Citigroup

Global Legal Awards: Global Finance Deals of the Year

: The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2014

In this category, The American Lawyer's Global Legal Awards recognizes the 10 deals that best exemplify the challenges of transnational finance practice, from capital markets offerings to capital restructurings to infrastructure projects conceived on a vast scale.

2014 Associate Survey: Bay Area Report

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : August 27, 2014

What associates are saying about the best—and worst—workplaces in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Stanford Law's Jeff Fisher Joins Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Team

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 26, 2014

Stanford Law School professor Jeffrey Fisher is the latest veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocate to become involved in the same-sex marriage issue as it reaches the doorstep of the high court.

Two Am Law Firms Advise on Oak Hill's $1.43 Billion Deal

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Gibson Dunn and Paul Weiss provided legal counsel on private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners' acquisition of container maker Berlin Packaging LLC from Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp Bank BSC.

Cravath, Davis Polk Lead on Latest Big Drug Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

In its biggest deal since its $46.8 billion takeover of Genentech in 2009, Swiss drug giant Roche has turned to Davis Polk & Wardwell for counsel on its $8.3 billion buy of suburban San Francisco-based lung disease drug developer InterMune, which is being advised by Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a Chicago IP boutique.

Cravath, Davis Polk Lead on Latest Big Drug Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

In its biggest deal since its $46.8 billion takeover of Genentech in 2009, Swiss drug giant Roche has turned to Davis Polk & Wardwell for counsel on its $8.3 billion buy of suburban San Francisco-based lung disease drug developer InterMune, which is being advised by Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a Chicago IP boutique.

Two Am Law Firms Advise on Oak Hill's $1.43 Billion Deal

Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : August 25, 2014

Gibson Dunn and Paul Weiss provided legal counsel on private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners' acquisition of container maker Berlin Packaging LLC from Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp Bank BSC.

Winners and Losers: August 25, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 22, 2014

We tell you who's winning and losing in New Jersey this week.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 22, 2014

Eight firms announce new additions, including Steptoe & Johnson, Latham & Watkins and Hunton & Williams.

Fee Tracker: Cooley Law, Bridgegate and Monkey Selfie

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 21, 2014

Miller Canfield reaps big bucks from the rebranded Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Gibson Dunn's legal bills in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal break the $6 million mark; a look at what a trio of trade organizations are paying a handful of Am Law 100 firms and the Wikimedia Foundation's simian copyright campaign.

O'Dowd's Future as Attorney General Now Uncertain

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 21, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has said on numerous occasions that he wants his chief of staff, Kevin O'Dowd, to be the state's next attorney general, but it now appears uncertain whether O'Dowd will step into that role in the near future.

Finnegan Beats Humira IP Licensing Claims for AbbVie

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : August 21, 2014

A U.K. arthritis research trust overreached by demanding more patent royalties from drugmaker and longtime licensee AbbVie, an appeals court ruled on Thursday.

Katten, Kaye Scholer Skate to Islanders Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 20, 2014

Kaye Scholer is counseling the National Hockey League's New York Islanders on its reported $548 million sale to an investor group advised by Katten Muchin Rosenman that will take full control of the franchise in two years. The deal comes a week after Andrew Barroway, a former high-flying Philadelphia plaintiffs lawyer turned hedge fund executive, retained Blank Rome to sue the Islanders' current ownership after it allegedly reneged on a handshake deal to sell him the team.

Chevron in Ecuador: Forum Shopper's Revenge

Michael D. Goldhaber : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2014

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron Corp. used cloak-and-dagger tactics to expose a historic fraud.

Evolving Compliance Challenges in China

Alexandra Wrage : Corporate Counsel : August 20, 2014

Recent compliance developments in China have companies on edge, but the community of U.S. lawyers with real expertise in China remains small.

Inside Gibson Dunn's Winning Chevron Strategy

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : August 20, 2014

Through dogged detective work, the oil giant's lawyers pieced together the clues that pointed to fraud in an Ecuadorean court.

Board of Directors' Duty of Oversight and Cybersecurity

Eduardo Gallardo and Andrew Kaplan : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 20, 2014

Over the last two years, cyberattacks have continued to grow in both number and severity. In 2013, the FBI notified 3,000 companies in the United States that they had been victims of cyberattacks.

Gibson Dunn on Chinese Consortium's Bid for OmniVision

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : August 19, 2014

Beijing-based Hua Capital Management and Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment are looking to take the Santa Clara-based company private for $1.7 billion.

Koh Privacy Ruling Reverberates in Case Against Facebook

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 19, 2014

Plaintiffs lawyers suing the social networking company point to order that OK'd claims against Yahoo.