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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 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

Delaware Judge Fines Dole CEO and Ex-GC $148 Million

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : August 28, 2015

Delaware's Chancery Court found that the pair had misled investors when they took the company private.

Deal Watch: Am Law Trio Fuels Up on $14.8B Oil Services Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 27, 2015

Dealmakers saw the upside of sunken oil prices yet again this week.

Panel Rips Oracle for Delaying Trial Against HP

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 27, 2015

Eleventh hour anti-SLAPP motion was "utterly without merit," defied the purpose of the statute, and needlessly delayed litigation, ruled the Sixth District Court of Appeal.

Fee Tracker: Summer Fun for LSAC, I-Bank IPOs and Monsanto

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

Pro bono is nice, but it helps to get paid. This week we track fees from the Law School Admission Council's litigation woes, an IPO for investment bank Houlihan Lokey and Monsanto lobbying.

Third Circuit Strikes Down NJ Sports Betting Again

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 26, 2015

The Third Circuit has once again struck down New Jersey's sports betting law, finding the state's attempt to legalize sports betting through simply repealing the ban on it still violated federal law.

The Dilly in Philly: Clement v. Olson

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2015

It was the legal equivalent of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup: in one corner, the 42nd solicitor general of the United States, Theodore Olson. In the other, the 43rd SG, Paul Clement, plus a team from Skadden. Clement scored the KO before the Third Circuit, beating an attempt by the state of New Jersey to legalize sports betting.

Houston Energy Companies in $14.8B Acquisition

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : August 26, 2015

Baker Botts and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher represent Schlumberger in planned $14.8 billion acquisition of Houston-based Cameron International.

Business Advocates Criticize High Court Denials in Key Cases

Tony Mauro : Supreme Court Brief : August 26, 2015

When U.S. Supreme Court justices are asked why they decide so few cases—only 66 signed opinions last term—they often respond with a “show me” challenge. As in: “show me the cases that we should have taken up but didn’t.”

Jones Day's Atlanta Office Led M&A Team for Southern Co.'s $12B AGL Deal

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 25, 2015

Jones Day's 140-lawyer Atlanta office led the mergers and acquisitions team in the deal for Southern Co. to acquire AGL Resources for $12 billion, including $8 billion in debt.

Gibson Dunn Fighting Metadata Request in Bridgegate Case

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 24, 2015

The law firm New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hired to investigate the closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge is asking a federal judge to reject a demand by two of Christie's former aides to turn over metadata related to the internal investigation.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Franklin California v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Smartflash v. Apple; Jang v. Boston Scientific; Amphastar v. Sanofi

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

Animators' No-Poach Suit Advances Against Studios

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will allow a proposed class action to move forward against DreamWorks, Pixar, The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm.

In Berkeley Law, a Proxy Fight Over Corporate Speech

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 21, 2015

A city ordinance mandating warnings about cellphone radiation has prompted a fight of constitutional proportions.

Cellphone Law Sparks Superstar Showdown

Ross Todd : The Recorder : August 20, 2015

Theodore Olson and Lawrence Lessig squared off Thursday at a hearing over a Berkeley law that requires retailers to warn of radiation risks.

Former Law Dean Brings Federal Agency Back to Life

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 19, 2015

After serving as dean of two law schools, president of a university and special master in a U.S. Supreme Court case, Paul Verkuil was handed a more daunting task in 2010: reviving a federal agency that had been zero-funded for 15 years.

Chancery Clarifies Scope of 'Equitable Standing' in Derivative Actions

Aric H. Wu and Jefferson E. Bell : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 19, 2015

In , 2015 Del. Ch. LEXIS 192 (Del. Ch. July 21, 2015), Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III rejected the plaintiffs' request that they be accorded "equitable standing" to pursue derivative claims and clarified that, absent well-pleaded facts reflecting a "wrong abhorrent to equity," there are no exceptions to the standing requirements for derivative actions set forth in 8 Del. C. Section 327.

FCPA Probe Nabs Former SAP Executive

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 12, 2015

A Miami man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bribing Panamanian officials in exchange for contracts.

Third Circuit Rejects Farmers' Suits Against Dole, Chiquita

Gina Passarella : Delaware Business Court Insider : August 12, 2015

In testing federal courts' discretion under the "first-filed" rule, the Third Circuit rejected an appeal by a group of farmworkers who claimed in both Louisiana and Delaware district courts that a pesticide used by Dole and others on bananas in Central America caused them health issues.

Investment Firm Fends Off 'Bid-Whacking' Claims

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 12, 2015

ScripsAmerica failed to back up allegations that Ironridge made stock sales intended to drive down the value of Scrips shares, a judge ruled.

Ex-Dewey Billing Director Explains Fake Invoices

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : August 11, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's director of billing testified Monday that former chief financial officer Joel Sanders and the former finance director instructed her to create client invoices to boost the firm's revenue, even though there was no expectation the invoices would be collected.

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS Advocates' Rates | Uber Strategy | 'Sham' Trial in Iran

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : August 10, 2015

A round up of news from ALM affiliated publications and around the web: new filing reveals hourly rates of top Supreme Court advocates, what's next for civil suits in Aurora theater shooting and the end of the trial against journalist Jason Rezaian in Iran.

Dewey Witness Says Ex-CFO Sanders Was Behind Bogus Invoices

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : August 10, 2015

Dewey & LeBoeuf's former billing chief testified Monday that one of the firm's top executives, ex-CFO Joel Sanders, had instructed her to prepare client invoices aimed at artificially inflating the firm's revenues.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dealmaker of the Week: Phillip Mills of Davis Polk & Wardwell

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Mills advised PartnerRe on a previously agreed-upon merger with AXIS Capital before changing gears to confront an evolving—and ultimately successful—hostile bid by Italian investment firm Exor.

Texas Lawyer Announces Its 2015 Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law Winners

Heather D. Nevitt : Texas Lawyer : August 07, 2015

What makes the 20 lawyers on this list so extraordinary? In a word: impact. The Texas Lawyer editorial department began the four-month selection process by asking readers to nominate licensed minority Texas attorneys who have had an impact in the state within the past five years.

Christie Advisor Dismissed From Bridgegate Civil Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 07, 2015

A former member of Gov. Chris Christie's inner circle has been dismissed from a civil suit over the Bridgegate lane closure scandal based on a lack of evidence that he was involved.

Hourly Rates for Top Supreme Court Advocates Revealed in Fee Filing

Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : August 07, 2015

Recent filings in an attorney fee request in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lift the veil on the four-figure hourly rates charged by top advocates before the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas Goldstein of Washington's Goldstein & Russell is seeking nearly $306,000 in fees for winning a key Fourth Amendment case. The amount is based in part on Goldstein's $1,100 hourly fee, plus $750 for partner Kevin Russell and $600 for partner Tejinder Singh.

Gibson Dunn Blends Legal, PR Tactics in Uber Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 07, 2015

Where many defense lawyers hang back, Theodore Boutrous Jr. has been aggressive about getting out the company's message.

Litigator of the Week: Michael Sommer of Wilson Sonsini

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : August 06, 2015

In the Teva-Mylan M&A fight, a preliminary litigation win helped keep a hostile bidder at bay.