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Dallas Office

2100 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75201-6912
Tel: +1 214.698.3100
Fax: +1 214.571.2900
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Gibson Dunn was one of the first national law firms to establish a permanent presence in Texas by opening a Dallas office in the early 1980s.  In 2014, the firm was named to Law360's inaugural list of Texas Powerhouse firms “that have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with in Texas.”  Our unique combination of a strong local presence and the resources of an international law firm enables us to advise clients on a wide range of matters, including complex commercial litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, and tax.  Backed by the extensive resources and networks of a renowned international law firm, our lawyers function as integral members of practice groups in these and other areas and have in-depth knowledge of many industries, including energy, retail, healthcare, restaurants, transportation, financial services, technology, telecommunications, utilities, insurance, construction, media and e-commerce.

We have one of the most sophisticated litigation practices in Texas.  Our trial lawyers handle a broad spectrum of contested matters both in Texas and across the country, including antitrust, intellectual property, class action, securities, and information technology and data privacy.  We prosecute and defend large, complex litigation in some of the highest-profile matters to help companies solve their business and legal problems and are often called in to try high-stakes litigation cases.  The American Lawyer dubbed our litigators “Game Changers” when we were named its 2010 Litigation Department of the Year, adding, “When other firms and conventional strategies come up short, clients in deep trouble turn to Gibson Dunn for fresh, aggressive thinking and innovative rescues.”  For an unprecedented second time in a row, The American Lawyer named the firm as the trial firm of the year in 2012, noting that “over the past two years the firm has racked up another astounding record of high-stakes victories – across disciplines and venues, and at every stage of litigation.”

Led by former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho, Gibson Dunn has assembled one of the strongest appellate teams in Texas.  Our Texas-based appellate lawyers have briefed, argued, and won high-profile, high-stakes constitutional controversies and complex business disputes in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals nationwide.  They have also testified before Congress and the Texas Legislature, advised and advocated before federal and state government officials on a wide variety of legal issues, and held significant positions in federal and state government, including clerkships on the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, and the federal district court in Dallas.

Gibson Dunn has one of the most sophisticated intellectual property litigation practices in Texas, enabling our lawyers to represent clients on their most significant and challenging patent and other intellectual property litigation matters.  Our Dallas-based partners include global IP practice co-chair Mark Reiter as well as the team integral in securing a complete defense victory for a U.S. mobile phone carrier in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, earning recognition as “Litigators of the Week” by Texas LawyerThe National Law Journal recognized Gibson Dunn on its 2013 Intellectual Property Hot List as one of 20 law firms nationally “that have demonstrated creative, formidable talent in litigation, patent prosecution and deal-making.”  With a dedicated team of experienced IP trial and appellate lawyers, Gibson Dunn handles IP matters effectively, efficiently and successfully.

The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn the 2012 winner in the Labor and Employment litigation category, noting the firm’s “winning combination of smarts, creativity, and pluck, clients say, to turn each case into an opportunity to not only win on the facts…but to reshape the legal landscape.”  Our lawyers regularly protect and advocate employer interests in employment litigation, regulatory compliance, labor disputes, and related counseling and defend claims alleging wrongful termination; sexual harassment; race, age, and disability discrimination; denial of benefits under ERISA; and other employment-related acts and regulations.  We also assist companies with whistleblower actions, trade secret issues, privacy considerations, employment agreements, non-compete litigation, and employee layoffs and terminations.  Our labor lawyers have extensive trial experience in both jury and non-jury settings and have argued a number of significant cases before appellate courts.

Dallas’ corporate and transactional practice, led by global mergers and acquisitions co-chair Jeffrey A. Chapman, advises publicly traded and privately held companies in the areas of M&A, structured finance, debt restructuring, joint ventures, and general business law.  We recognize that each business is unique and tailor our services to fit the needs of each client.  Our lawyers have substantial experience in representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of securities and in representing buyers, sellers, investment banks, strategic partners, and lenders in all aspects of complex merger and acquisition activities.  Our corporate practice is complemented by local tax, labor and employment, executive compensation and employee benefits practice groups.

We believe in giving back generously to our local community and strive to enrich the lives of others through pro bono work, community service, volunteering and charitable giving.  Among the organizations and causes we support are the Anti-Defamation League, CASA, Dallas Adoption Program, Dallas Historical Society, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoological Society, Friends of the Katy Trail, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, the Klyde Warren Park, Lambda Legal, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, SPCA of Texas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and the Vogel Alcove.  Our attorneys are also actively involved in numerous professional organizations including the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Law Institute, Center for American and International Law and the American, Asian-American, Dallas and Texas Bar Associations.

For more information, please contact the Partner-in-Charge of our Dallas office, Robert C. Walters at (214) 698-3114.


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