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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.

Daily Journal Names Catherine Conway to Top Labor & Employment Attorneys List

The Daily Journal named Los Angeles partner Catherine Conway to its 2013 list of Top Labor & Employment Attorneys, which featured 75 California-based lawyers.  In selecting the attorneys for the list, the Daily Journal “sought to recognize work that is having a broad impact on the legal community, the nation and society.”  Conway was honored for her work handling employment class actions.  The list appeared in the Daily Journal’s July 17, 2013 issue.

July 17, 2013

Gibson Dunn Wins Historic Marriage Equality Victory Before Supreme Court

On May 22, 2009, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP filed a historic complaint challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8; the amendment restricting marriage in California to between one man and one woman, thereby denying same-sex couples the right to marry.

July 16, 2013

Gibson Dunn Recognized by India Business Law Journal

Gibson Dunn was one of 10 law firms listed as a Key Player in the India Business Law Journal’s annual report “The Pioneers,” recognizing “the top international law firms keeping India’s cross-border deals on course.”  The report was published in the June 2013 issue.

July 9, 2013

Gibson Dunn Named D.C. Litigation Department of the Year

Gibson Dunn was named by The National Law Journal / Legal Times as the winner of its inaugural Washington Litigation Department of the Year competition.  “Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher wins the prize for all-around excellence,” stated The National Law Journal, which recognized the firm “for its deep bench of lawyers, who delivered clutch performances when the stakes were highest.”  The profile ran on June 24, 2013.

June 25, 2013

Ruth Fisher and Amy Goodman Receive Women in Business Law Awards

Century City partner Ruth Fisher and Washington, D.C. partner Amy Goodman  were named the best lawyers in their respective practice areas at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s second-annual Americas Women in Business Law Awards.  Fisher received the “Best in Media & Entertainment” award, while Goodman earned the “Best in Corporate Governance” award.  Awards were determined by senior editorial staff at Euromoney Legal Media Group following an extensive research process.  The winners were honored at an awards ceremony on June 5, 2013.

June 21, 2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 17 International Partners

Best Lawyers has recognized 17 Gibson Dunn partners as leading lawyers in 14 practice areas in Belgium, France, Germany, Singapore, the UK and the United Arab Emirates.  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, Paul Harter, Philip Martinius, Wayne McArdle, Markus Nauheim, Jai Pathak, Alan Samson, Benno Schwarz, Michael Walther and Mark Zimmer.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer nomination and polling.

June 21, 2013

Gibson Dunn Partners Named Among Most Powerful Employment Lawyers

Washington, D.C. 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 Stephen Fackler was included in the list of the Top 20 Most Powerful Lawyers for Employee Benefits and ERISA, and Washington, D.C. partner Jason Schwartz was one of 40 attorneys named an Up and Comer.  The lists were featured in the June 16, 2013 issue of Human Resource Executive magazine.

June 19, 2013

ACLU Presents Pro Bono Award to Two Gibson Dunn Partners

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California recognized Los Angeles partners Marcellus McRae and Maurice Suh at its 19th Annual Law Luncheon to honor courageous attorneys and outstanding individuals who have taken a stand for civil liberties this past year.  Marcellus and Maurice received the Community Service Pro Bono Award from the ACLU for their work as Deputy General Counsels on the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence, which investigated the use of force in Los Angeles County jails.  The award was presented on May 31, 2013.

June 4, 2013

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

The National Law Journal has named Gibson Dunn in its 2013 Appellate Hot List, which recognized 20 firms “doing killer appellate work” in the country’s appellate courts.  The firm was recognized for its work challenging the constitutionality of the California proposition banning gay marriage.  In addition, the publication highlighted the firm’s success before the U.S.

June 3, 2013

Miguel Estrada Named Litigator of the Week

The Am Law Litigation Daily named Washington, D.C. partner Miguel Estrada as Litigator of the Week after he secured a major victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for client Comcast Corporation.

May 30, 2013

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013

Gibson Dunn received 20 rankings in Chambers Europe 2013: 12 individual rankings and eight firm rankings. The firm was recommended in the following categories: Competition/European Law – Belgium; TMT: Information Technology – Belgium; TMT: Telecommunications – Belgium; Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability – France; Restructuring/Insolvency – France; Tax – France; Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market – Germany; and Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime: Corporate Advisory – Germany.

May 24, 2013

Gibson Dunn Earns 66 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2013

In its 2013 edition, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 66 first-tier rankings, of which 20 were firm practice group rankings and 46 were individual lawyer rankings.

May 24, 2013

Gibson Dunn Wins Two Chambers USA Awards for Excellence

Gibson Dunn received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in two categories: Antitrust and Securities Regulation (including Enforcement and Advisory).The award nominations are based on research for the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas.  They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.Gibson Dunn previously won the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in the Securities Regulation category in 2011 and in the Antitrust category in 2010.

May 24, 2013

Gibson Dunn Named to Law360 FCPA Powerhouses List

Law360 has named Gibson Dunn to its inaugural list of FCPA Powerhouses, a list of 10 law firms “whose pioneering FCPA work and formidable practice groups set them apart.”  Winners were selected based on the numbers of lawyers at the firm involved in FCPA matters and the firm’s “contributions to this developing area of law, including working on landmark FCPA cases, as well as client representations and outcomes.”  The list of winning firms was published on May 24, 2013, and the firm’s profile was published on June 3, 2013.

May 24, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter Names Partners Scott Edelman and Stephen Tsoneff to Power Lawyers List

Partners Scott Edelman and Stephen Tsoneff were named to The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyers list.  The feature recognizes the 100 most influential attorneys in the categories of talent dealmakers, litigators or corporate dealmakers.  Edelman was named to the list of litigators and Tsoneff to the list of dealmakers.  The Hollywood Reporter compiles the list by researching the biggest deals and cases of the past year.

May 24, 2013

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 in their annual America’s Best Corporate Law Firms study, “a comprehensive ranking by U.S.

May 16, 2013

Daily Journal Names Six Partners to Top Women Lawyers List

Gibson Dunn partners Ruth Fisher, Kay Kochenderfer, Stewart McDowell, Mary Murphy, Debra Wong Yang and Meryl Young were named to the Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers list.

May 8, 2013

National Law Journal Ranks Gibson Dunn in Its Intellectual Property Hot List

The National Law Journal ranked Gibson Dunn as one of the top intellectual property practices nationally in its 2013 Intellectual Property Hot List.  Gibson Dunn was recognized for its success handling high-stakes litigation.  The Intellectual Property Hot List recognized 20 law firms “that have demonstrated creative, formidable talent in litigation, patent prosecution and deal-making.”  The feature appears in the May 6, 2013 issue.

May 6, 2013

Gibson Dunn Named to Who’s Who Legal 100

Who’s Who Legal has listed Gibson Dunn in the Who’s Who Legal 100 2013, which features the world’s top 100 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 of Business Lawyers 2013; the total number of practice areas in which the firm earns listings; the total number of jurisdictions in which the firm has a presence; and the number of recommended lawyers per jurisdiction.  This year, 53 Gibson Dunn partners were recommended in the series in 17 practice areas, including: Banking, Business Crime Defence, Commercial Litigation, Competition, Construction, Corporate Governance, Corporate Tax, Environment, Insurance & Reinsurance, Labour & Employment, M&am

May 1, 2013

Gibson Dunn’s FCPA Practice Recognized for Superior Client Service by Main Justice

Main Justice, an independent news publication that covers the U.S. Department of Justice, honored Gibson Dunn and Washington, D.C. partner F.

April 26, 2013