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 1,000 lawyers and 17 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. In the 2009 and 2010 terms, four different Gibson Dunn partners won five major cases.
Business Restructuring & Reorganization:
Gibson Dunn has extensive experience in both domestic and international 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 cross-border M&A transactions. The firm’s attorneys have broad experience in capital markets having advised on multiple transactions across a wide spectrum of deal structures.
The firm focuses on the representation of lenders, borrowers, underwriters and issuers in a large variety of capital markets, debt and structured finance transactions, including: leveraged loans, high-yield bond offerings, mezzanine, project finance, equipment financings, restructurings and securitizations.
The firm's national team represents clients in virtually every industry and in connection with many of the ‘front page’ issues involving public procurement at the federal, state and local government levels and has strong credentials in assisting public contractors in compliance matters, internal investigations stemming from civil and criminal investigations, and defense against actions brought under the False Claims Act.
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:
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:
With vast experience representing both established and emerging media, entertainment and technology companies, Gibson Dunn is a leader in bet-the-company litigation, complex film finance transactions, mergers of traditional media and new media businesses, privacy investigations involving prominent social networking sites, forging joint ventures to revolutionize how music is sold and distributed, enforcing film and television distribution agreements, defending and prosecuting high-stakes copyright disputes and more.
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:
Gibson Dunn has one of the leading securities litigation, regulation and corporate governance practices in the country. 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, the NASD and the DOJ.
Gibson Dunn’s international team consists of US, English, French and German qualified lawyers, many of whom are dual qualified. A long-term European presence and recent office openings in the financial centers of Dubai, Singapore, São Paulo and Hong Kong give the firm considerable 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.
The firm also has offices in Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Singapore and São Paulo.