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. Our unique combination of a preeminent local presence and the resources of an international law firm enable us to represent 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 deep expertise in 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 year 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.”
Gibson Dunn has assembled one of the strongest appellate teams in the State of Texas, led by former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho. 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.
Dallas’ corporate and transactional attorneys advise publicly traded and privately held companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, debt restructuring, joint ventures, licensing of intellectual property, and general business law. We recognize that each business is unique and tailor our services to fit the needs of each client. Our lawyers are among the most highly regarded in Texas and possess national reputations with substantial experience in representing issuers and underwriters in 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 superb local tax, labor and employment, and executive compensation and employee benefits practice groups.
Our labor and employment attorneys represent clients in cutting-edge, high stakes employment matters in a rapidly changing legal environment. 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.
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 Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoological Society, the Klyde Warren Park, the Vogel Alcove, and Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. 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 Partners-in-Charge of our Dallas office, Karl G. Nelson at (214) 698-3203 or Robert C. Walters at (214) 698-3114.