Experienced Lawyers

Gibson Dunn actively recruits highly qualified lateral associates for all of its departments and practice groups globally. Laterals are very quickly assimilated into our practice and immediately begin to take active roles in case and deal management.

Candidates interested in any of our U.S. offices may view current openings and submit an application via our applicant tracking system. Candidates invited to the firm for interviews typically visit for a full day of interviews with partners and associates in the candidate’s practice area.

Legal search firms interested in submitting a candidate for a position in our U.S. offices may log in here to submit an application for a candidate via our applicant tracking system.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the appropriate contact in the office for which you would like to submit a candidate.

Candidates interested in any of our international offices should send a current CV, copies of university degree certificates and practicing certificates and a cover letter addressed to the lateral recruiting manager located in our London office. The interview process for our international offices will generally include an initial meeting followed by (if both parties are interested) a full round of interviews with partners and associates from different practice areas. Click here to view a list of current international openings.


Although we have 20 offices in cities around the world (in 9 countries), Gibson Dunn is a single organization in its culture. Each office is an integral and equal member of our global firm – none is a “satellite.”

We pride ourselves both on our ability to provide excellent, seamless client service from each of our offices, and on our success in maintaining our core values of collegiality, teamwork and mutual respect.

Our matters are of the highest-profile and our work is always of the highest-quality, a direct reflection of the excellent attorneys we hire.

We are a diverse, personable group of professionals who believe in operating as a team, so that our collective energy and creativity contributes to the firm’s overall success.

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Whether they come straight from law school, lateral positions, or clerkships, we seek talented and dedicated individuals committed to providing the highest level of client service.