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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 1,204
  • Gross Revenues: $1,466,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,215,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,045,000
  • 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 $1,466,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 11th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 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

Deal Watch: Skadden's Tax Schemes and a Petco Purchase

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 28, 2015

Having recently taken on tax-related engagements for Yahoo and Darden Restaurants, lawyers from Skadden handle Pfizer's controversial $152 billion union with Allergan, while four other firms land a role on the $4.6 billion sale of Petco Holdings.

AG, Fantasy Sports Companies Face Off in State Court

Jake Pearson : The Associated Press : November 27, 2015

A judge on Wednesday said he would not take long to rule on a motion by New York's top law enforcement official to stop the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies from operating following two hours of arguments in a packed Manhattan courtroom.

Brownstein Hyatt Bags Phoenix Office, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

After a series of departures and an inability to find traction in the desert, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has shuttered its Phoenix office; Gibson Dunn grabs two new hires; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Am Law All-Stars Seek to Avert Daily Fantasy Sports Shutdown

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : November 25, 2015

Boies Schiller, Debevoise and Gibson Dunn took the lead for the two leading daily fantasy sports companies—DraftKings and FanDuel—in their bid to beat back New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's bid to ban them from operating in the Empire State.

Litigator of the Week: Brian Lutz of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : November 24, 2015

By going on the offensive for client Depomed, Lutz helped bring an abrupt end to a $1.75 billion hostile takeover bid.

INADMISSIBLE: Former Patent Board Judge Goes In-House

: The National Law Journal : November 23, 2015

The former chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is coming clean. James Smith has joined Ecolab Inc., a Fortune 500 chemical company that promotes sanitation in everything from hospitals to drinking water to farm animals. Plus more in this week's column.

Consumer Group Fights Secrecy in MetLife's Suit Over 'Too Big to Fail' Designation

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : November 20, 2015

A nonprofit consumer advocate on Thursday challenged extensive redactions and sealed filings in MetLife Inc.'s lawsuit in Washington federal court over the company's designation by financial regulators as "too big to fail." Better Markets said MetLife's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the Justice Department attorneys for the oversight panel "have created a litigation record largely shrouded in secrecy."

Big Deals: Cravath and Gibson Dunn Represent $12.2B Marriott Purchase of Starwood

Scott Mayerowitz : The Associated Press : November 19, 2015

Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin.

Deal Watch: Cleary Gottlieb, Wachtell Light Up on Big Gas Deal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 19, 2015

Five years after a nasty takeover battle, industrial gas distribution giant Airgas and its lawyers from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz present another acquisition to shareholders.

Litigation Partner Becomes Eastern District Judge

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : November 18, 2015

LaShann DeArcy Hall, a Morrison & Foerster partner, was confirmed as an Eastern District judge on Monday by the U.S. Senate, filling a position that opened when Judge Nicholas Garaufis took senior status in October 2014.

Marketplace: Investment Firm Moving HQ to Planned Hudson Yards Offices

Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : November 18, 2015

Global investment firm KKR & Co. LP has announced that it is acquiring 10 office floors at 30 Hudson Yards, a proposed 90-story tower being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group.

ePlus Argues for Supreme Court Review in Long-Running Software Patent Case

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : November 18, 2015

The Federal Circuit's ruling could alter how technology companies litigate patent disputes, plaintiff's attorneys say.

Judge Orders Yucaipa to Produce Compensation, Personnel Files

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : November 18, 2015

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has ordered Yucaipa Cos. to turn over information about director compensation, investments and employee performance reviews, ruling it is relevant to claims that Allied Systems Holdings suffered from breaches of fiduciary duties by the private equity firm.

Uber Can't Appeal Class Certification in Driver Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 17, 2015

The Ninth Circuit won't review Judge Edward Chen's order allowing drivers to challenge their status as independent contractors.

Fantasy Sports

: New York Law Journal : November 17, 2015

According to estimates, more than 57 million Americans play and wager on fantasy sports, making it a $27 billion annual business. With the rise in popularity comes a slew of legal and workplace issues, such as the recent actions by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

How One Lawyer Scored a DPA in a Huge Tax Fraud Case

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 17, 2015

Prosecutors said it was the biggest criminal tax fraud case in history. How did Barry Berke's client walk away with a deferred prosecution agreement?

The 2015 Appellate Hot List: Winning Big Cases, Changing the Law

: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

The 20 firms on these pages represent appellate advocacy at its strongest.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher scored two substantial U.S. Supreme Court victories in the span of days last year — a standout achievement for a firm that's accustomed to finding success at the high court.

Elected Officials, Not Judges, Should Protect Minority Groups, Scalia Says

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday that allowing judges in a democracy to decide which minorities deserve protection could encourage child molesters and other unpopular groups to seek constitutional protection. During the talk Monday, Scalia also ridiculed recent proposals to cut law school programs to two years, suggesting instead that it might be better to go up to four years.

Cravath, Gibson Dunn Reserve Roles on Hotel Industry Megamerger

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on Marriott International's $12.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a deal that if completed will create the world's largest hotel company.


: The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Sports Sites Blitzed by Suits

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : November 16, 2015

FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc. are facing about 40 class actions claiming that the online daily fantasy sport sites fraudulently enticed customers into participating in illegal gambling.

Fantasy Sports Companies Challenge AG Ban in Court

David Bario and Jake Pearson : The Am Law Daily : November 16, 2015

Court papers filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday show FanDuel and DraftKings are both seeking a judge's ruling on the legality of their business after Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent the companies cease-and-desist letters Tuesday, charging the games were in violation of state gambling laws.

Monday Mashup: Fee Fights, Celeb Settlements and Wilmer's Revolving Door

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : November 15, 2015

Hausfeld's curiously timed $120M settlement; why the city of San Francisco is paying Journey guitarist Neal Schon $290,000; another Wilmer partner lands a top SEC job. All this and more in The Lit Daily's take on under-the-radar legal news.

Women's Bar Lists Ratings of Chief Judge Candidates

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 13, 2015

The Women's Bar Association of the State of New York has given its highest rating to four of the finalists for the state's next chief judge: Janet DiFiore, A. Gail Prudenti, Rowan Wilson and Stephen Younger.

For Crowell Litigator, a Life—and a Family Legacy—in Law

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : November 12, 2015

When Michael Kahn is inducted into the state bar's Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame this weekend, his brother, son and nephew (also accomplished lawyers) will be on hand to cheer him on.

Tobacco Companies Want Judge to Recuse Over Law Firm Ties

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 12, 2015

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta's law firm ties have prompted calls for him to recuse in a court fight in Washington between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Their concern: Mehta's former law firm, Zuckerman Spaeder, worked for anti-tobacco groups while the judge was a partner.

Bar Groups Rank the Candidates for Chief Judge

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : November 12, 2015

The New York State Bar Association, which was among several bar groups that weighed in, said that all seven candidates nominated to become New York's next chief judge are qualified for the job, though it found three candidates stood out.

All Lawyered Up, Fantasy Sports Companies Take On NY AG

David Bario : The Am Law Daily : November 12, 2015

With help from Boies Schiller's David Boies, Gibson Dunn's Randy Mastro and others, DraftKings and FanDuel are girding for battle with New York's attorney general and a growing roster of opponents.

Baroni, Kelly Say Government Withholding Bridgegate Evidence

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : November 11, 2015

Bridgegate criminal defendants Bridget Kelly and William Baroni are complaining to a federal judge that prosecutors are holding back discovery in their case.