Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Securities: Litigation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Exhibits far-reaching capabilities for domestic and international clients, housing expert securities litigators and advisers across its US offices and global network. Areas of strength include securities class action defense, M&A litigation and shareholder derivative suits. Sought after by clients from a range of industries, including technology and manufacturing, in addition to major financial institutions.

Strengths"The team is very thorough, very smart and very good in court," states a client."This is one of the go-to firms if you have bet-the-company litigation."

Another client reports: "They are very, very good to work with and they have great strength in depth. They have very good expertise."

A further interviewee notes: "They're very effective, very capable, and do a really good job of handling sensitive cases."

Work highlights Represented Vale in shareholder class actions relating to the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Brazil in 2015, which was owned and operated by the client. Plaintiffs alleged that Vale had misled investors about the safety of its mining operations. Secured the dismissal of a recent action brought on behalf of bondholders by Banco Safra.

Notable practitioners

Brian Lutz, Robert Serio and Meryl Young are key contacts for the firm.