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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 2013 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 -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

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

PetSmart, Riverbed LBOs; Merck / Cubist; Visteon Stake Sale; GIC / IndCor Properties; NextEra / Hawaiian Electric; Paramount Group IPO

Gibson Dunn Earns $459K in Fees in Va. Same-Sex Marriage Case

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2015

The commonwealth of Virginia will pay $520,000 to lawyers who successfully challenged the state's ban on same-sex marriage, including $459,000 to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Why Pay the Rack Rate?

Katelyn Polantz : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

A survey by the National Law Journal finds that law firm billing rates continue to rise—but firms are offering clients more alternative to the traditional hourly rate.

Big Suits

David Bario, Scott Flaherty and Rebekah Mintzer : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

U.S. v. Newman and Chiasson; In Re Forex Benchmark Rates and Antitrust Litigation; Harris Country v. International Paper; In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities; SimpleAir v. Google

Lateral Hiring Stays Strong, but Firms Curb Pay Pledges

MP McQueen : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Lateral hiring remains at a near record, but more firms seek to manage risk by pulling back on compensation guarantees.

The Lateral Report: 2014's All-Star Hires

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2015

Twenty of the most notable and intriguing lateral moves of the year.

SEC Taps New SF Enforcement Chief

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : January 28, 2015

Erin Schneider, a 10-year veteran of the agency, warned defense lawyers her team is ready to take cases to trial.

Banks Lose Bid to Escape Forex Antitrust Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2015

A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday delivered an early-inning win to plaintiffs lawyers at Hausfeld LLP and Scott & Scott in a suit accusing a dozen major banks of widespread manipulation of the $5 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.

Connecting the Dots in Corporate Compliance

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 28, 2015

Among the key compliance challenges facing companies are proving a program's effectiveness and connecting it with risk assessment, training and audit functions.

Banks Lose Bid to Escape Forex Antitrust Class Action

Scott Flaherty : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 28, 2015

Less than a month after JPMorgan Chase & Co. reached a settlement in the case, U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield refused to dismiss consolidated class action claims against a group of financial industry giants including Bank of America Corp., Barclays PLC and Citigroup Inc. Schofield held that the plaintiffs plausibly alleged an antitrust conspiracy in which the banks' top forex traders agreed to rig the market for more than a decade.

D.C. Circuit's Patricia Millett Reflects on Clerking, Diversity

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 28, 2015

Judge Patricia Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said Tuesday that if she were applying for a clerkship at her court now, she would not get the job because competition has become so intense. Millett said she seeks out diverse applicants, especially including those with military experience.

King & Spalding Keeps Hiring, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2015

Five lawyers join King & Spalding, as two others depart; Haynes and Boone heads to Denver; Pillsbury Winthrop adds 10 in Texas; Latham & Watkins lures a well-pedigreed litigator and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Preliminary Injunctions and Share Counts in Merger Context

Adam H. Offenhartz and Peter M. Wade : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 27, 2015

In , Consol. C.A. No. 10319-CB (Del. Ch. Nov. 25, 2014), Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard declined to enjoin a stockholder vote on a merger between Tibco Software Inc. and Vista Equity Partners V L.P., notwithstanding a share-count miscalculation that resulted in the total purchase price being $100 million less than originally announced. The opinion is notable for a number of reasons.

Who Will Argue Same-Sex Marriage Cases in High Court?

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2015

History-making arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage are still more than three months away, but the strategizing among lawyers has already begun.

Top Rainmaker Leaves Kirkland for Paul Weiss

Julie Triedman and Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2015

Taurie Zeitzer, a leading M&A lawyer who joined Kirkland & Ellis two years ago from Latham & Watkins, is taking her private equity expertise to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

McDermott Taps New COO, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Two firms shuffling their COOs saw partners depart in January; DLA Piper and Kirkland & Ellis make some high-profile labor and employment hires; Quinn Emanuel grows in Houston; Wilmer raids MoFo for a new cybersecurity chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

DLA Piper Adds Three Partners in Singapore Hiring Push

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 25, 2015

Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner John Viverito will be the firm's new managing partner in the city-state, while former Jones Day partner Joseph Bauerschmidt is now the head of Southeast Asia capital markets. Former Gibson Dunn of counsel Myles Hankin is also making the move.

Wal-Mart, Biz Groups Look to Topple Gun Sales Proposal

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2015

Backed by business groups, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher fired their opening shots this month in a federal appeal over shareholder efforts to challenge Wal-Mart's sales of guns and other "offensive" products.

Gibson Dunn Adds New Singapore Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 21, 2015

Robson Lee is moving over after 20 years at local outfit Shook Lin & Bok.

To This Litigant, Judicial Campaign Finance Case is Personal

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 21, 2015

To understand the potential for corruption or the appearance of corruption from big money in judicial elections, consider the experience of Hugh Caperton.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

INADMISSIBLE: Sanctions Threat Looms in the High Court

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Foley & Lardner is preparing "a thorough response" to the U.S. Supreme Court's unusual show-cause order last month that could result in sanctions against Foley partner Howard Shipley, the firm's general counsel says. Plus more in this week's column.

U.S. Attorney Shuffles Staff, Taps New White-Collar Chief

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 14, 2015

Melinda Haag has selected veteran prosecutor Kyle Waldinger to lead the Northern District of California's white-collar and securities unit.

FCPA Shifts in China, India, Russia and Latin America

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 14, 2015

Lawyers from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offered their views on changes to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement in emerging markets.

$177M Spa Chain Settlement Entitles Class to Massages

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of California customers of the Massage Envy Franchising chain of spas will have the opportunity to claim unused sessions for which they had prepaid, under a tentative class action settlement slated to go before a judge later this month, according to federal court documents.

David Is Appointed Governor's Counsel

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

Alphonso David will become counsel to the governor beginning April 1, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced.

Gibson Dunn, Sullivan & Cromwell Mount Attack for MetLife

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2015

The insurance giant tapped Eugene Scalia of Gibson Dunn and S&C's H. Rodgin Cohen to file a first-of-its-kind lawsuit challenging the federal government's designation of the company as a "systemically important" financial institution subject to stricter regulation.

MetLife to File First Lawsuit Over Systemic-Risk Label

: Bloomberg : January 13, 2015

MetLife Inc. said it will sue to overturn a U.S. finding that subjects the insurer to tighter oversight under the Dodd-Frank law, becoming the first nonbank financial firm to file such a challenge.

INADMISSIBLE: McDonnell Sentenced, Eyes on the Appeal

: The National Law Journal : January 12, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's lawyers are wasting no time taking his public corruption conviction to a federal appeals court. Plus more in this week's column.

Fees Mount in Marriage Cases

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

States that unsuccessfully ­defended same-sex marriage bans in federal courts are on the hook to pay more than $800,000 in legal fees to the challengers, and requests for millions of dollars more are pending.