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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

Katten, Kaye Scholer Skate to Islanders Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 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 : January 19, 2014

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

Asia Deal Digest: Aug. 19, 2014

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 19, 2014

*Allen & Gledhill, Clifford Chance on OCBC's $2.7 billion rights issue in Singapore*HSF advises KKR/Abacus joint venture on stake purchase in Melbourne's World Trade Center*Gibson Dunn leads Chinese consortium's $1.7 billion take private offer for U.S. chipmaker OmniVision

Complete Coverage of the Bridgegate Scandal

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Tracking the latest in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal.

Taxpayers on Hook for $6.5M to Bridgegate Law Firm

: The Associated Press : January 18, 2014

New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for more than $6.5 million to the law firm Gov. Chris Christie hired to represent his office in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Va. Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Fight Stay Request

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Groups supporting same-sex marriage are urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to delay enforcement of a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Virginia's ban on such marriages.

Harvard's Tribe Joins Campaign Against Teacher Tenure

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2014

Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe on Thursday signed on as an adviser to Students Matter, the group that won a lawsuit in June striking down California's teacher tenure law.

New Deals

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

In a reversal of trend of U.S. companies moving overseas to save on taxes, Walgreens said on Wednesday it would buy the stake in Alliance Boots it doesn't already own, for $15.3 billion in cash and stock but keep its current Illinois tax address once it takes full ownership of the chain. Also, NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. said on Tuesday it would acquire Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash and stock.

Dechert Gets License for Permission to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Dechert Gets License to Practice in Singapore

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

Dechert has officially been granted a license to practice law in Singapore, eight months after the firm applied for permission to practice in the country.

Judge Slashes Plaintiffs' Fee Request in Derivative Suit

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers awarded plaintiffs lawyers roughly one-third of the fees they sought after settling with Abaxis Inc.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Dealmakers of the Week: Wachtell's Brownstein and Roth

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's corporate partners Andrew Brownstein and Benjamin Roth helped lead the way on Walgreens' acquisition of the remaining stake in Alliance Boots for $15.3 billion in cash and stock.

Daring Designers, Such as Crocs, Defend Jury's Award to Apple

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

A bevy of companies known for distinctive product designs are opposing Samsung's claim that it was penalized too harshly for infringing design patents for the iPhone and iPad.

Yelp's Critics Chip Away at Legal Defenses

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

Yelp has suffered several legal setbacks this year as plaintiffs have found ways around the company's traditional lines of defense.

County Loses Bid to Change Voting Rights Expert

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 07, 2014

A judge has denied Albany County's request to substitute an expert witness in an upcoming Voting Rights Act trial, questioning whether the expert's professional obligations, rather than legitimate health concerns, are the cause of his withdrawal.

White Collar Criminal Litigation

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Having the defendant sign a plea agreement can resolve a criminal case, but it may raise practical and ethical issues for counsel. The financial marketplace is becoming more willing to speak out about cyberattacks. Why criminal sanctions are a better deterrent than tradition civil actions for online copyright infringement.

FCPA Enforcement Evolving at Home and Abroad

Rebekah Mintzer : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reports from Mayer Brown and Gibson Dunn show plenty of new case law and developments in FCPA enforcement in the first half of 2014.

Walgreens Resists Tax Inversion in Acquiring Alliance Boots

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Walgreens will pay $15.3 billion for the remaining stake in Europe's largest pharmacy chain but will not reincorporate overseas to save on taxes. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Allen & Overy and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised on the deal.

NorthStar to Pay $3.4 Billion for Griffin-American

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2014

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. would acquire Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. in the cash and stock deal. Latham & Watkins, McGuireWoods and Paul Weiss acted as legal advisers to the companies while Gibson Dunn and Skadden provided counsel to the deal's financial advisers.

Delaware Supreme Court Orders Wal-Mart to Release Records

Jeff Mordock : The Legal Intelligencer : January 04, 2014

Wal-Mart must provide its shareholders with internal documents detailing its directors' knowledge of alleged wrongdoing by the company's Mexican affiliate, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

EnergyBuzz: $3 Billion Energy Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 04, 2014

Vinson & Elkins represents QR Energy in the Houston company's pending acquisition by Breitburn Energy Partners of Los Angeles, which turned to Latham & Watkins for the $3 billion deal.

Summer Heats Up With Media Deals

MP McQueen and Pia Sarkar : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Am Law 100 firms were involved in a number of big media transactions in recent weeks, including the Tribune Media Company's spinoff of its publishing company; E.W. Scripps and Journal Communications' merger and spinoff of digital, broadcast and print operations; and A.H. Belo's sale of The Providence Journal.

Where the Battle Stands Between Chevron and Its Foes

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 01, 2014

Despite Chevron's victory in its racketeering suit, Steven Donziger and the Ecuadorean plaintiffs haven't given up.