- INTERNATIONAL OFFICES: The firm also has offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Singapore and São Paulo.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm. Consistently ranking among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,100 lawyers and 18 offices. For more information on Gibson Dunn’s other practices, visit the firm’s website.
Main Areas of Practice:
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 firm has had more than 100 Supreme Court arguments among active lawyers.
Business Restructuring & Reorganization:
Gibson Dunn has extensive experience in both domestic and multinational insolvencies. The firm’s lawyers regularly represent and counsel official creditors’ committees, ad hoc creditor groups, secured lenders, investors and companies 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, 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. For an unprecedented second time in a row, Gibson Dunn was named in 2012 as Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer, considered the top litigation honor in the United States.
Corporate & Securities:
Gibson Dunn has deep experience in M&A transactions, including: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 crossborder M&A transactions. The firm 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’s experience spans from traditional oil and gas production, refining transmission and financing to siting, permitting, construction, operation, divestiture and acquisition of renewable projects such as wind power, biomass and bio-diesel, hydro, geo-thermal and solar power generation installations, technologies and 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.
GibsonDunn 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:
The firm’s recent representations include some of the most prominent labor relations 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. In 2012, The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn the winner in the Labor and Employment category of its biennial ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ competition.
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 expertise in M&A, complex film finance transactions, and joint ventures, while its litigators are well-known for their experience in handling the full array of media and entertainmentrelated matters, including accounting, contract and profit participation disputes and enforcing film and television distribution agreements.
Gibson Dunn handles a variety of matters, including real estate finance, development, sales and acquisitions, land use and environmental, leasing and workout transactions.
Securities Litigation, Regulation & Corporate Governance:
The firm is 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. The partners include nationally recognized securities class action defense counsel, a number of former senior officials with the SEC, NASD and DOJ.
Gibson Dunn’s international team consists of US, English,French and German qualified lawyers,many of whomare dual qualified. A long-term European presence and recent office openings in the financial centers of São Paulo, Hong Kong and Beijing give the firmconsiderable experience in representing clients with international business interests requiring a co-ordinated response within and across national borders. The firm’s international offices handle all types of corporate transactions, corporate financing, tax structuring, real estate, litigation, labor and employment and antitrust matters.