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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 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 $1,466,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 11th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 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

Pfizer Fights To Keep Lid on 10-Year-Old Class Action

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 23, 2015

Lawyers hoping to resurrect a decade-old securities class action against Pfizer Inc. will make their case to the Second Circuit on Tuesday.

Firms to Appeal Ruling Over Facebook Suit

David Bario : New York Law Journal : May 22, 2015

Three major law firms are appealing a court decision letting Facebook's suit against them proceed.

Hobbs Reflects on Challenges Faced by Seton Hall

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 22, 2015

Patrick Hobbs, who is set to step down as dean of Seton Hall University School of Law on June 30, steered the school through unprecedented change during his time at the helm.

Reed Smith to Open in Frankfurt

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 22, 2015

Reed Smith is set to open an office in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1 with the addition of seven lawyers from four different firms. The new location, which will focus heavily on the financial services industry, will be managed from the firm's 10-year-old Munich office.

Tobacco Companies Defeat Judge's Order for 'Deliberately Deceived' Ads

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 22, 2015

Tobacco companies will not have to publicly advertise a judge's conclusion that they 'deliberately deceived' consumers about the health risks of smoking, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Friday.

Uber Hires Privacy Lawyer from Apple

David Ruiz : The Recorder : May 21, 2015

Sabrina Ross is Uber's fourth privacy hire.

Big Deals

: New York Law Journal : May 21, 2015

The Ascena Retail Group is buying the owner of Ann Taylor and Loft in a deal valued at about $2.16 billion. Washington, D.C.-based Danaher plans to purchase Port Washington, New York-based filtration specialist Pall for $13.6 billion.

Amid DOJ Bank Charges, UBS Gets Good and Bad News

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 21, 2015

At the center of U.S. Department of Justice moves against five banks, Zurich-based UBS A.G. received both a pat on the head and a kick in the pants.

Kirkland Blasts 'Preposterous' Mylan Conflicts Claims Ahead of Hearing

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 21, 2015

Kirkland & Ellis came out swinging this week against a lawsuit alleging that it ignored a conflict of interest by advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in an ongoing $42 billion bid for rival drugmaker Mylan N.V.

Stockholder Ratification of Compensation for Non-employee Directors

Jennifer H. Rearden, Jefferson E. Bell and Michael Marron : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 20, 2015

In the Delaware Court of Chancery analyzed whether stockholder approval of a general "compensation plan subjects the self-interested payment of compensation to non-employee directors under such a plan to judicial review under a waste standard instead of an entire fairness standard."

DOJ Cites 'Breathtaking Flagrancy' in Charges Against Five Banks

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 20, 2015

Five major banks on Wednesday agreed to plead guilty to felony charges and pay more than $5 billion to resolve allegations that they rigged the U.S. dollar-euro exchange rate. More perilous consequences for the banks may come as they seek waivers from regulators such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow them to continue as felons to do things like manage pensions and issue securities.

Laster Takes Traditional Route in Activision Case

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 20, 2015

Approving a record $275 million settlement in a derivative case, a Delaware judge opted not to allow some of the money to go directly to shareholders, as another court recently did.

Law Firms' Fight With Facebook Heads to Appeals Court

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015

After losing an early bid to escape the wrath of Facebook Inc., DLA Piper, Milberg and others are hoping they'll have better luck before a New York appeals court.

Boies, Quinn Reap More Settlements in Foam Antitrust MDL

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : May 19, 2015

Two months after the Supreme Court refused to undo certification of a "gargantuan" antitrust class action, a half-dozen foam manufacturers have agreed to pay big bucks to bow out of the price-fixing case.

Supreme Court Tackles Class Action 'Pick-Off' Settlements

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : May 18, 2015

Granting a cert petition lodged by Latham's Gregory Garre, the high court agreed to consider whether defendants can derail class actions before they're certified by offering the named plaintiff full individual relief.

Circuits Split On ID'ing Case Panels

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : May 18, 2015

Of the 13 federal appeals courts, only three — the Fourth, Seventh and Federal circuits — wait to disclose the three judges assigned to a case on the day it is argued. The other circuits reveal their panels days or weeks in advance.

Musical Chairs at Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 15, 2015

As the one-year anniversary of the firm's creation draws near, several more Squire Patton Boggs partners seek new homes; Baker & Hostetler brings on roughly 30 lawyers from McKenna Long & Aldridge ahead of the latter's June 1 merger with Dentons; Boies, Schiller & Flexner bags another federal prosecutor; Greenberg Traurig grows in Poland; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lawyer Revs Up Feud With Ride-Share Industry

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 15, 2015

Christopher Dolan, an SF personal injury attorney, accelerated his campaign against Uber this past week with claims the company was founded on a stolen idea.

Deal Watch: Weil, Wachtell Dial Up for Verizon's $4.4 Billion AOL Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 14, 2015

Verizon Communication Inc. cites AOL Inc.'s market success in digital content and advertising platforms as reasons behind the purchase. Also in this week's roundup of deals worth $1 billion or more: Williams' acquisition of its master limited partnership Williams Partners in an all-stock deal valued at $13.8 billion, led by Gibson Dunn and Baker Botts.

Big Deals

: The Associated Press : May 14, 2015

Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields. Also, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. will acquire Synageva BioPharma Corp. for $8.4 billion in a mix of cash and shares.

Caviar Turns To Keker Team in Courier Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 13, 2015

The restaurant-delivery app is one of several "share economy" ventures facing litigation over classification of workers.


Monica Paquette : New York Law Journal : May 13, 2015

R XR Realty LLC has acquired 230 Park Ave., also known as the Helmsley Building, for $1.2 billion. Also, Thor Equities has expanded its NoHo portfolio with the acquisition of a retail condominium at 50 Bond St. for $11 million.

SEC Flunks For-Profit College Execs With Loan Fraud Charges

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hit ITT Educational Services Inc. and two top executives with 15 fraud-related counts involving its student loan programs.

SEC Brings Fraud Case Against For-Profit College, Two Executives

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : May 12, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday brought fraud charges against for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services Inc. and its top executives, alleging they hid the "extraordinary failure" of two student-loan programs from investors.

Dentons Shuttering Singapore Office on Heels of Dacheng Combination

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : May 12, 2015

The global legal giant will close its banking and finance outpost in Singapore as a result of its tie-up with China's Dacheng, a union that creates the world's largest law firm with 6,600 lawyers.

Law Firms Must Face Facebook's Revenge Over Ceglia Case

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : May 11, 2015

DLA Piper, Milberg and other firms will have to face claims of malicious prosecution and attorney deceit lodged by Facebook Inc., a New York state judge ruled Monday.

Yahoo Taps Gibson to Go After Reporter's Source on Tell-All Book

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : May 11, 2015

The company may be taking a risk by lashing out publicly against a former employee, lawyers said.

On the Move

: The Recorder : May 11, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

IN BRIEF: Art Royalties Law Trimmed

: The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

An en banc federal appellate panel has struck down part of a California law requiring sellers of fine art to pay royalties to the artists. Plus more from and other ALM publications.

A Conversation With The Minister for Law in Singapore

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : May 11, 2015

Speaking with The Asian Lawyer, Minister K. Shanmugam outlines his vision of building the city state into the New York of Southeast Asia's legal services.