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Fun Facts

  • Which two attorneys formed a partnership in 1890 that launched an unbroken chain of partnership that is today Gibson Dunn?
    John Bicknell and Walter Trask
  • What salary did the Firm’s first two law clerks (equivalent to today’s associates) earn in 1930?
    $25 per month
  • Which California Senator mentioned Gibson Dunn as the largest and one of the best law firms in Los Angeles during his famous “Checkers” speech in 1952?
    Richard Nixon
  • Which current Gibson Dunn partner appeared on the Daily Show as a mob expert?
    Randy Mastro, Litigation partner in the New York office
  • What did one recent article claim was easier than becoming a lawyer at Gibson Dunn?
    Getting into the CIA
  • Which Gibson Dunn office has its own music band called “Abuse of Process,” which consists of 3 partners and 1 associate?
    Palo Alto
  • Which daytime television personality is a long time personal friend and client of a partner in our Dallas office?
    Dr. Phil
  • Which celebrity played the role of Ted Olson in the recent play “8” (Prop 8 play)?
    Martin Sheen
  • Which founding partner has a street named after him in Santa Monica?
    John D. Bicknell – Bicknell Street
  • Which current Gibson Dunn partner took a year off from the firm to work for the King of Thailand?
    Amy Forbes – Land Use Partner in the Los Angeles office.
  • Which Gibson Dunn office is only steps away from Farragut Square, now also known as one of the most popular food truck gathering spots in town?
    Washington, D.C.