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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


: New York Law Journal : October 05, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: " Evidence Preservation Failures of Nonparties: Is There Any Recourse?," "New Strategies to Protect Privileged Documents From Inadvertent Disclosure," "Proportionality: The (Not So) New Kid on the Block" and "Practical Considerations in Using Predictive Coding."


: The National Law Journal : October 05, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Arent Fox Adds Tech Transactions Head, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 04, 2015

Another practice leader leaves Kaye Scholer; Blank Rome bags a handful of new hires; Day Pitney poaches a five-partner real estate team; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Sentencing Group Taps Kramer Levin Partner

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : October 02, 2015

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has appointed Eric Tirschwell as national chair of the commission's Practitioners Advisory Group, which provides the perspective of the private federal criminal defense bar on commission priorities and on proposed amendments to U.S. sentencing guidelines.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : October 01, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Deal Watch: M&A Stays Strong Through Third Quarter, Skadden Tops League Tables

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 01, 2015

As 2015's third quarter comes to a close, bank-breaking, billion-dollar deals seem to be the gifts that keep on giving for M&A lawyers at Am Law 100 firms.

OAD to Present Gould Award to Halligan and Naftalis

Melissa Hoffmann : New York Law Journal : September 30, 2015

The Office of the Appellate Defender will host the 22nd annual First Monday in October fundraising event on Oct. 5 at the NYU School of Law. Caitlin Halligan of Gibson Dunn and Gary Naftalis of Kramer Levin will present arguments based on 'Evenwel v. Abbott', a voting rights case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.

BP's Deepwater Toll: $55B and Counting

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : September 30, 2015

In its most recent quarterly report, BP took a $10.8 billion charge related to its Gulf oil spill "response" in the second quarter of 2015, according to documents on its website.

4 Firms Work on $37.7B Energy Deal

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : September 29, 2015

Energy Transfer Equity of Dallas turned to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Latham & Watkins for $37.7 billion pending acquisition of The Williams Companies of Tulsa.

Big Texas Law Firms Face New Competitors at Home

Susan Beck and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

As out-of-state firms gain market share in the Lone Star State, native Texas firms are having to rethink their strategies.

Big Deals

Patience Haggin, Jennifer Henderson and David Ruiz : The American Lawyer : September 28, 2015

Google Reorganization; Berkshire Hathaway / Precision Castparts Fidelity National / SunGard General Electric Asset Sale Symantec Asset Sale Sumitomo Life / Symetra Financial Terex / Konecranes CF Industries / OCI NV Nokia Asset Sale Allergan Asset Sale Solvay / Cytec Industries Honeywell /Melrose Industries/ Elster Group Industrial Income Trust Asset Sale Anthem / Cigna Nikkei / FT Group Sikorsky Aircraft Asset Sale Pinnacle Entertainment Asset Sale Blackstone / Corsair / First Eagle St. Jude Medical / Thoratec

Randy Mastro on Teddy Bears, Bridgegate and How He'll Beat You in Court

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : September 27, 2015

Randy Mastro has been described by publications including The New York Times and The New Yorker as merciless, fierce and formidable—a lawyer who will fight you until the end. But the New York-based Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner and co-chair of the firm's litigation practice said that he thinks of himself “as a big teddy bear.” Which makes sense, if teddy bears also have teeth and claws.

K&L Gates Snags IP Litigator

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : September 23, 2015

Brian Ankenbrandt is the second lawyer to join the firm from Paul Hastings.

The Legal Olympics Behind L.A.'s Bid for 2024 Games

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : September 23, 2015

Three decades after Latham & Watkins helped bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, the city's organizing committee for 2024 has turned to Proskauer Rose.

Bridgegate Defendants Continue Push for Gibson Dunn Notes

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : September 23, 2015

Defendants in the Bridgegate criminal case have asked a judge to reject Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's claim that notes from the 75 interviews it conducted for a report on the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge do not exist.

Justices Sidestep 2nd Circuit's Question in 'London Whale' Case

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Business Court Insider : September 23, 2015

The Delaware Supreme Court has chosen to sidestep what it termed a "general" and "abstract" question of law stemming from a shareholder derivative suit against JPMorgan Chase directors over their handling of the massive losses caused by a rogue trader who came to be known as the "London Whale."

Judge Overturns NYC's Ban on Foam Containers

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 23, 2015

New York City's ban on soft foam coffee cups, plates, egg cartons and other food containers has been struck down by a state judge, who ruled that its adoption was based on a faulty premise about their recycling potential.

Judge Slashes Fees for Gibson Dunn in Voting Rights Case

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : September 22, 2015

Citing excessive hourly charges and imprecise descriptions of the services rendered, a judge has slashed the fees requested by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for its successful work on a minority voting rights case in Albany County to just under $1.2 million from the $6.3 million the firm requested.

Morning Wrap: VW's Deception | Alito's Criticism | DOJ's ACA Appeal

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : September 22, 2015

The Justice Department's moving to appeal the House Republicans' suit over health care spending. Justice Samuel Alito Jr. critiques his colleagues. And the legal fallout from Volkswagen's emissions deception mounts. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.

K&L Gates Grabs London Tax Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 22, 2015

After a few months of partner losses, K&L Gates has been on a hiring spree in September, but some firm lawyers continue to find new homes; Morgan Lewis lands a former NLRB member; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Berkeley Cellphone Ordinance Can Take Effect

Ross Todd : The Recorder : September 21, 2015

U.S District Judge Edward Chen struck one sentence from a consumer warning but said the rest passes muster under the First Amendment.

Movers: A Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

What's In a Word? Maybe Clout, In Veteran Advocates' Briefs

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : September 21, 2015

On at least one measure of influence, veteran U.S. Supreme Court advocates and their firms appear to have the advantage over newcomers to the court: the language in their briefs appears more often in high court opinions.

Who Reps America's Biggest Companies: You Want Me To Pay For What?

Anthony Paonita : Corporate Counsel : September 21, 2015

In what has become a tradition at Corporate Counsel, we take our annual survey as an opportunity to look at facets of the complicated in-house/outside counsel relationship.

State Dept. Clashes with Ted Olson in Clinton Emails Case

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : September 21, 2015

Lawyers for the U.S. State Department on Monday clashed with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Ted Olson, who recently accused the agency of disobeying court orders in a lawsuit over records related to Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. "The Department of State is not a for-profit law firm whose clients are billed for services rendered," Justice Department lawyers wrote in papers responding to Olson's claims.

Judge Rejects Class Certification Bid in Egg Price-Fixing Case

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 21, 2015

A federal judge has denied class certification to indirect purchasers of eggs in a long-running case alleging egg purchasers engaged in price-fixing in violation of state and federal antitrust laws.

Fee Tracker: Space, Securities, Shale and Stadia

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 19, 2015

A look at the Am Law 100 firms fueling up with clients competing in the new space race; Quinn Emanuel and Kasowitz Benson's FHFA fee windfall; the legal fees of the Marcellus Shale Coalition; and Sutherland Asbill's bills backing a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves.

Judge Dismisses Suit Against DLA Piper

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : September 17, 2015

Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber has dismissed a lawsuit brought by liquidators of two investment funds against DLA Piper for aiding and abetting fraud, finding the liquidators failed to sufficiently allege the law firm had knowledge of wrongful conduct.

DOJ Wants Massive Government Data Breach Suits Consolidated

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 17, 2015

It was the worst data breach in the history of the U.S. government, and now the Justice Department says the ensuing lawsuits filed in six different jurisdictions belong in a single court in Washington, D.C.

Uber Appeals Class Certification in Driver Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : September 16, 2015

Issues at stake are too important to leave to a single jury, Uber's legal team at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher argues in a petition to the Ninth Circuit.