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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

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Ross Todd : The Recorder : February 02, 2016

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Gibson Dunn Hits the Wrong Note with Bridgegate Judge

Charles Toutant : The American Lawyer : February 01, 2016

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Sheppard Mullin Ordered to Refund Client Due to Undisclosed Conflict

Ross Todd : The Recorder : January 29, 2016

Reversing an arbitration award, a state appellate panel ruled that the firm must pay back J-M Manufacturing and isn't owed outstanding fees.

Opposing Counsel About Ted Cruz: 'He Wasn't a Jerk'

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The Asian Lawyer Announces Finalists for Asia Legal Awards 2016

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All six partners at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz—the trial boutique formed this week by star Paul Weiss litigator Beth Wilkinson—are under age 54. The goal, she said, is to give younger lawyers the kind of trial experience that can be hard to come by at a larger firm.

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Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Supreme Court Will Review Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Appeal

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's appeal of corruption charges, setting the stage for a significant review of federal bribery statutes.

New Associate Group Supports Legal Nonprofits

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2016

A third-year associate at Skadden is taking an ambitious and novel approach to get associates to support legal aid groups and nonprofits that bring impact litigation.

D.C. Judge Says Recusal in Tobacco Case Would Encourage 'Judge-Shopping'

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 14, 2016

A federal district judge in Washington won't recuse from a regulatory fight between tobacco companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The judge ruled on Wednesday that work his former law firm did for an anti-tobacco group was "too attenuated" from the case to disqualify him.

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As chief justice, John Roberts Jr. champions the independence of the federal judiciary in speeches and annual reports. On Wednesday, he delivered his "don't mess with the courts" message loud and clear from the bench.

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