US Offices: California - Irvine, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco; Colorado - Denver; District of Columbia - Washington DC; New York; Texas - Dallas, Houston
International Offices: Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, São Paulo and Singapore
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a leading international law firm, consistently ranks among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and major publications. The firm is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,300 lawyers and 20 offices. For more information on Gibson Dunn’s other practices, visit the firm’s website.
Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Trade Regulation:
Gibson Dunn serves clients in virtually every significant area of antitrust and trade regulation law, including cartel and government civil investigations, class action treble damage litigation, private antitrust litigation, government review of mergers and acquisitions and trade regulation matters.
Gibson Dunn has one of the nation’s leading appellate practices with broad experience in complex appellate litigation at all levels of the state and federal court systems. The practice has been involved in matters covering an array of constitutional, statutory, regulatory and common-law issues.
Business Restructuring & Reorganization:
The firm has extensive experience in both US and multinational insolvencies. Its lawyers regularly represent and counsel official creditors’ committees, ad hoc creditor groups, secured lenders, investors and companies (including DIP and exit financing) in out-of-court work-outs and Chapter 11 cases.
Commercial Litigation & Arbitration:
Gibson Dunn has represented many Fortune 500 companies in cases involving securities fraud, antitrust, administrative law, environmental law, white-collar crime, business torts, among many others. Many of these cases have included class action claims and involved hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged damages. The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn a Finalist in its 2018 ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ competition, considered the top litigation honor in the United States. This award followed the firm’s unprecedented three wins in this biennial competition – as the 2016, 2012 and 2010 ‘Litigation Department of the Year’– and 2014 Finalist honors.
Corporate & Securities:
The firm has deep experience in mergers of public and private companies, stock and asset purchases, tender and exchange offers, restructurings and acquisitions out of bankruptcy, divestitures and spinoffs, leveraged buyouts and private equity investments, strategic investments and joint ventures, special committee representations and cross-border M&A transactions. It has broad experience in capital markets having advised on multiple transactions across a wide spectrum of deal structures.
Energy & Infrastructure:
Gibson Dunn has extensive and varied experience in the industrial, commercial, financial and political issues that are inherent in the development, financing, construction and operation of major energy and infrastructure facilities.
The firm focuses on the representation of lenders, borrowers, underwriters and issuers in a large variety of debt and structured finance transactions, including: leveraged loans, high-yield bond offerings, mezzanine and subordinated debt, project finance, equipment financings, restructurings and securitizations.
Gibson Dunn assists clients with a wide range of IP issues, including: litigating critical IP disputes, negotiating licenses and joint ventures, navigating regulations governing privacy, trade and the protection of IP and advocating for change in IP law and policy.
Labor & Employment:
Recent representations include some of the most prominent employment matters in the country, high stakes wage-and-hour class actions, high-profile ERISA cases, nationally recognized Sarbanes-Oxley ‘whistleblower’ cases and aggressive advocacy on OSHA issues. The team also has particular depth in a full range of executive compensation and benefits matters.
Media, Entertainment & Technology:
The firm represents both established and emerging media, entertainment and technology companies and handles clients’ most important and complex corporate transactions, litigation, internal investigations and other legal challenges. The group’s transactional lawyers are recognized for their experience in M&A, complex film finance transactions and joint ventures.
Gibson Dunn handles the most sophisticated real estate transactions worldwide, including real estate finance, development, sales and acquisitions, land use and environmental, leasing and workout transactions.
Securities Litigation, Regulation & Corporate Governance:
A recognized leader in the defense of securities class actions, derivative litigation and SEC enforcement actions, the firm advises companies on disclosure, accounting and regulatory issues for domestic and foreign regulatory bodies. Partners include nationally recognized securities class action defense counsel and former senior officials with the SEC, NASD and DOJ.
White Collar Defense & Investigations:
The firm defends prominent companies and executives against federal and state prosecutions and has conducted numerous sensitive internal investigations in areas including anti-money laundering; computer and IP crimes; environmental violations and compliance; FCPA matters; forfeiture (civil and criminal); health care fraud; privacy; procurement fraud; securities, financial institution and accounting fraud; and tax offenses. The practice includes former federal and state prosecutors and officials, many of whom served at high levels within the DOJ, SEC and other key investigative arms of the government. The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn the winner in the White-Collar & Regulatory category of its 2016 ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ competition.
Gibson Dunn’s international team consists of US, English, French, Spanish and German-qualified lawyers, many of whom are dual qualified. A long-term European presence and office openings in the financial centers of São Paulo, Hong Kong and Beijing give the firm considerable experience in representing clients with international business interests requiring a co-ordinated response within and across national borders.