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Our firm, its practices, departments and lawyers receive frequent recognition, ranking us among the world’s best in industry surveys and major publications. We are proud of these honors and believe that they demonstrate the breadth, depth and excellence of Gibson Dunn. We invite you to browse recent news involving our firm.

Gibson Dunn Named to Who’s Who Legal 100

Who’s Who Legal has listed Gibson Dunn in the Who’s Who Legal 100 2012, the inaugural edition of the directory, which features the world’s 100 leading law firms.  Inclusion in the publication is based on several factors: the total number of lawyers listed in the Who’s Who Legal series The International Who’s Who 2012; the total number of practice areas in which the firm is listed in the series; the total number of jurisdictions in which the firm has a presence; and the number of recommended lawyers per jurisdiction.  This year, 55 Gibson Dunn partners were recommended in the series in 16 practice areas, including: Arbitration, Banking, Business Crime, Competition, Construction, Corporate Governance, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation, M&A, Private Funds

June 27, 2012

Gibson Dunn Receives 2012 Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification

Gibson Dunn has earned the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification Award.  The certification is given to law firms where women are integrated into the highest leadership positions.  In order for firms to qualify, “women must represent a meaningful percentage of their equity partners, of their highest leadership positions, of their governance and compensation committees, and of their most highly compensated partners.”  Read more about WILEF’s Gold Standard Certification here: http://wilef.com/cert2.html.

June 26, 2012

Lawrence Ulman named to Variety’s Legal Impact Report

Variety featured partner Lawrence Ulman in its 2012 Legal Impact Report, which lists 50 attorneys whose work has shaped the entertainment industry.  Ulman was selected for his work on film financing deals involving major studios, such as Paramount, Fox and Universal, for the funding of films that include “The Adventures of Tintin,” “True Grit” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”.

June 26, 2012

Gibson Dunn Partners Named Among Most Powerful Employment Lawyers

Washington, DC partners Baruch Fellner, William Kilberg and Eugene Scalia were named among the 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in the nation by Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon, an online legal publication and directory.  Palo Alto partner Steven Fackler was included in the list of the Top 20 Most Powerful Lawyers for Employee Benefits and ERISA.  The lists were featured in the June 16, 2012 issue of Human Resource Executive magazine.

June 21, 2012

Gibson Dunn Named to National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List

The National Law Journal featured Gibson Dunn in its 2012 Appellate Hot List, which recognized 16 firms handling the “most exemplary, cutting-edge advocacy” in the country’s appellate courts.

June 20, 2012

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2012 U.S. Legal 500

Gibson Dunn earned 40 practice area rankings, including six top-tier rankings, in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 – United States, and 12 partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.

June 19, 2012

Gibson Dunn Receives Pro Bono Award From Legal Services for Children

Legal Services for Children presented Gibson Dunn with its “Pro Bono Partner” Award during its annual awards event on June 12, 2012 in San Francisco.  LSC recognized the exemplary work of Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco and Palo Alto attorneys in serving low-income children in the Bay Area during the past year, including Chris Bors, Fred Chung, Michael Dell, Rob Dunn, Christine Fujita, Ben Glickman, Christina Greenberg, Allison Kidd, Elvin Lee, Justin Liu, Jessica Ou, Lesley Pak, and Erica Weber, as well as several former associates. 

June 14, 2012

Gibson Dunn Earns 56 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2012

In its 2012 edition, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 56 first-tier rankings, of which 14 were firm practice group rankings and 42 were individual lawyer rankings.

June 12, 2012

Historic Decision Upholding Gay Marriage Stands

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a motion to reconsider its historic ruling in Perry v. Brown, which found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.  Proposition 8 rewrote the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state.Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented the plaintiffs in the case and in defending against the motion for reconsideration.“Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that gay and lesbian Americans are entitled to the same freedoms, equality, respect, and decency that all citizens value and cherish,” said Gibson Dunn partner Theodore B.

June 5, 2012

Mary Murphy Named Among Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

The San Francisco Business Times named San Francisco partner Mary Murphy to its annual list of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.  The list, which includes 150 women executives, recognizes those women “who have taken a leadership role in larger corporations, public, nonprofit and government agencies” and “are shaping Bay Area companies and communities.”   The list was published in the April 27, 2012 issue.

May 22, 2012

Gibson Dunn Receives Beacon of Justice Award

The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) recognized Gibson Dunn with its Beacon of Justice Award.  The award is given to those law firms “that have innovative public-private partnerships that deliver justice in their communities.”  Gibson Dunn was recognized for its work with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.  Award recipients will be honored at the NLADA Exemplar Award Dinner on June 6, 2012.

May 22, 2012

Best Lawyers Recognizes 15 International Partners

Best Lawyers has recognized 15 Gibson Dunn partners as leading lawyers in 18 practice areas in Belgium, France, Germany, Singapore and the UK.  The lawyers recognized as leading lawyers in their respective fields of practice are: Peter Alexiadis, Cyrus Benson, Tom Budd, James Cox, Benoît Fleury, Andrés Font Galarza, Bernard Grinspan, Ariel Harroch, Emad Khalil, Philip Martinius, Wayne McArdle, Alan Samson, Benno Schwarz, Michael Walther and Mark Zimmer.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer nomination and polling.

May 22, 2012

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers Europe 2012

Gibson Dunn received 18 rankings in Chambers Europe 2012: 11 individual rankings and seven firm rankings. The firm was recommended in the following categories: Competition/European Law – Belgium; TMT: Information Technology – Belgium; TMT: Telecommunications – Belgium; Corporate/M&A – France; Tax – France; Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded – Germany; and Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory – Germany.

May 22, 2012

Gibson Dunn Listed Among Top Corporate Firms in America

Corporate Board Member magazine and the global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. ranked Gibson Dunn both nationally and regionally in their annual America’s Best Corporate Law Firms study, “a comprehensive ranking by U.S.

May 10, 2012

Daily Journal Names Six Partners to Top Women Lawyers List

Partners Ashlie Beringer, Catherine Conway, Ruth Fisher, Kay Kochenderfer, Marjorie Lewis and Debra Wong Yang were named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Women Lawyers in California.  Beringer, Conway, Fisher, Kochenderfer and Wong Yang were named to the top 75 women litigators list, and Fisher was named to the list of the top 25 corporate women lawyers.

May 9, 2012

Jeff Reeves Recognized by Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League has announced it will present Jeff Reeves with its Jurisprudence Award.  The award honors “true leaders in the legal community,” “who make outstanding contributions to the legal profession and to the community.”  The award will be presented at the Anti-Defamation League’s Annual Jurisprudence Awards Dinner on May 8, 2012 in Newport Beach.

May 3, 2012

Gibson Dunn Receives Pro Bono Award from New York State Bar

The New York State Bar Association honored Gibson Dunn with its 2012 President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the large law firm category.  The New York office of Gibson Dunn was recognized for donating more than 37,000 hours of pro bono work in 2011 on a wide range of issues, such as good government projects, immigration, transgender advocacy, holocaust survivors and domestic violence.   The award was presented at its annual Law Day luncheon on May 1, 2012.

May 1, 2012

Ted Boutrous Receives Achievement Award From USD

The University of San Diego presented Theodore Boutrous with its Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award at its annual alumni honors program on April 28, 2012.  The award is given in recognition of “extraordinary accomplishments” of distinguished alumni and is presented annually to an alumnus/a from each of the five schools of the university.  Boutrous received his law degree, summa cum laude, from the USD in 1987, where he was valedictorian and editor-in-chief of the San Diego Law Review. 

April 30, 2012

Gibson Dunn Authors Receive Burton Award

Los Angeles partner Michael Farhang and associate James Zelenay will receive a Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their article, “Handling Internal Investigations in the Executive Compensation Area.”  “[R]ecognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession,” the Burton Awards recognize “the best 35 law firm writers” “who use plain, clear and concise language in their writing.”  The awards event will be held at the Library of Congress on June 11, 2012.

April 30, 2012

Debra Wong Yang Honored by Anti-Defamation League

On April 26, 2012, the Anti-Defamation League presented Los Angeles partner Debra Wong Yang with its prestigious Deborah Award, which honors “extraordinary women of achievement.”  The award was given in recognition for her “professional and philanthropic dedication to the Los Angeles community.”

April 27, 2012