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Gibson Dunn Named Law Firm of the Year in Two Practice Areas

As part of their 2013 Best Law Firms survey, the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers named Gibson Dunn its Law Firm of the Year in two categories: Litigation – Antitrust and Criminal Defense: White-Collar – Governmental Investigations.  Only one law firm was recognized in each national legal practice area.  The firm received these awards based on a combination of factors, including the “high performance on surveys of clients about [the] firm’s work in the practice area” and “the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice area have for [the] firm.”

November 7, 2012

US News & World Report Awards Gibson Dunn 110 Top-Tier Rankings

The U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers awarded Gibson Dunn 110 top-tier practice area rankings in their 2013 Best Law Firms survey.  Overall, the firm earned 139 rankings in seven states/metropolitan areas and nationally.  The rankings were based on surveys regarding law firm “expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.”  The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the U.S.

November 7, 2012

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Chambers UK 2013

Gibson Dunn was recognized with five firm and nine individual rankings in the 2013 edition of Chambers UK. The firm earned rankings in the following categories: Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Highly Regarded – London; Private Equity: Buyouts – UK-wide; Real Estate Finance – London; Real Estate: Big-Ticket – London; and Real Estate: Hotels & Leisure – London.

November 7, 2012

Gibson Dunn Sponsors International Women’s Journalism Awards

On October 29, 2012, Gibson Dunn's Theodore Boutrous and actress and author Aisha Tyler co-hosted the International Women's Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Awards, the only international awards ceremony that recognizes the bravery of women journalists.

November 2, 2012

Theodore Olson Named Litigator of the Week

Am Law Litigation Daily named Washington, D.C. partner Theodore Olson as Litigator of the Week after he secured a monumental victory for NML Capital Management in its ongoing efforts to recover on defaulted Argentine bonds.

November 1, 2012

Wayne Barsky and Jason Lo Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Law

The Los Angeles Business Journal has named partners Wayne Barsky and Jason Lo to its 2012 list of Who’s Who in Intellectual Property Law.  The list features 40 “stellar IP attorneys in Los Angeles.”  Barsky was selected for his work for clients in the biotechnology, computer and software industries in patent litigation.

October 29, 2012

Ari Lanin and Stephen Tsoneff Named to Variety’s Hollywood’s New Leaders List

Variety featured partners Ari Lanin and Stephen Tsoneff on its Hollywood’s New Leaders List for 2012.  The list featured seven attorneys under the age of 36 considered to be emerging entertainment industry leaders.

October 29, 2012

Orin Snyder Named Litigator of the Week

Am Law Litigation Daily named New York partner Orin Snyder as Litigator of the Week for resolving one of the largest television industry cases on behalf of VOOM HD Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation’s Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.  Snyder’s profile was published on October 26, 2012.

October 26, 2012

Gibson Dunn Shortlisted for Thomson Reuters Accelus Compliance Awards

Gibson Dunn is one of five nominees shortlisted in the 2012 Best Regulatory Law Firm or Lawyer of the Year category for the Thomson Reuters Accelus 8th Annual Compliance Awards.  The awards are designed to recognize “the successes and achievements of compliance professionals from across the financial services industry and supporting professional services firms.”  Winners will be announced on November 16, 2012 at the annual awards dinner in London.

October 17, 2012

Gibson Dunn and Kelly Austin Shortlisted for Asia Women in Business Law Awards

Euromoney Legal Media Group shortlisted Gibson Dunn and Hong Kong partner Kelly Austin in three categories for its second annual Asia Women in Business Law Awards.

October 17, 2012

Amy Goodman and John Olson Named to NACD Directorship 100

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) named Washington, D.C. partners Amy Goodman and John Olson to its 2012 NACD Directorship 100, a list of the “most influential people in the boardroom and corporate governance community.”  The NACD Directorship 100 is determined based on a survey of NACD members, peer input from NACD chapters and review by an editorial advisory board.  All honorees will be recognized at the sixth annual NACD Directorship 100 Forum on November 27, 2012 in New York City.  The list will be published in the November/December 2012 issue of NACD Directorship magazine.

October 4, 2012

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2012 UK Legal 500

The UK Legal 500 2012 ranked Gibson Dunn in 13 practice areas and named four partners as Leading Lawyers.

October 4, 2012

Three Partners Named to Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California

The Daily Journal named Ashlie Beringer, Theodore Boutrous and Ruth Fisher to its annual list of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California.”  In compiling its list, the Daily Journal looks for attorneys who’ve made an impact on the legal industry and beyond.

September 17, 2012

Gibson Dunn Deal Named Equity Deal of the Year by ALB

Asian Legal Business named the “HKT Trust Spin-off on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange” its Equity Market Deal of the Year at the seventh annual Hong Kong Law Awards.  The deal was selected based on its complexity, innovation, breadth and size.  GW & Associates, in association with Gibson Dunn, represented HKT Trust and HKT Limited.

September 17, 2012

Six Partners Named Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers named six Gibson Dunn partners as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities:George Curtis - Denver Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year John Olson - Washington, D.C. Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year M.

September 11, 2012

Gibson Dunn Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 has recognized 141 Gibson Dunn attorneys in 46 practice areas.  Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

August 28, 2012

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top 20 Pro Bono Firms of the Year

Law360 has named Gibson Dunn to its list of Pro Bono Firms of 2012, which features 20 “exceptional law firms … that committed a significant number of attorney hours and secured major victories.”  The list was published on August 17, 2012.  An article on the Firm’s pro bono work was published on August 29, 2012.

August 21, 2012

Mary Murphy Named Among Top Real Estate Lawyers in California

The Daily Journal has named San Francisco partner Mary Murphy to its list of the Top 30 Real Estate Attorneys in California, which features lawyers who are “continuing to make their mark on the industry.”  Murphy was recognized for her work on the land use issues for the Golden State Warriors’ new arena, among other projects.  The list was published on August 15, 2012.

August 15, 2012

Mandy Pezzano Recognized for Pro Bono Work

The Animal Legal Defense Fund presented Dallas associate Mandy Pezzano with its 2011 Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award for her “dedication, expertise and commitment of pro bono hours” in support of ALDF’s mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system.

August 13, 2012

Gibson Dunn Recognized by India Business Law Journal

Gibson Dunn was one of 15 law firms listed as a Significant Player in India Business Law Journal’s “The World’s Finest,” an annual report that “reveals the leading foreign law firms for India-related work.”   The firms recognized in the category “not only demonstrated dedication to cross-border deals involving Indian parties, but have also worked to deepen their understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities they must overcome to assist their clients in India.”  The report was published in the June 2012 issue.

July 25, 2012