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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.

Two Gibson Dunn Partners Named BTI Client Service All-Stars

BTI Consulting named Washington, D.C. partner Thomas Dupree and New York partner John Herfort to its 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars list.  The All-Stars list features lawyers “identified solely through client feedback” as “standing out with corporate counsel as delivering the highest levels of client service.”  In addition, BTI recognized Herfort as a Client Service All-Star 2-Year MVP for being listed for two consecutive years.

February 21, 2013

Turnarounds & Workouts Lists Gibson Dunn Client TBS International Among Its “Successful Restructurings of 2012”

Turnarounds & Workouts featured TBS International among its “Successful Restructurings of 2012.” Michael Rosenthal and Matthew Kelsey represented TBS in its prepackaged plan, which was confirmed less than two months after the filing of the chapter 11 and refinanced the company's secured debt obligations that totaled approximately $220 million and provided for the payment in full of all other creditors.

February 5, 2013

Veronica Lewis Elected to the American Law Institute

Veronica Lewis has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI), the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law.  She is one of 29 newly elected members, a group that consists of highly accomplished lawyers, judges, and law professors from 12 states and the District of Columbia.  The new members were announced on February 4, 2013.

February 5, 2013

Gibson Dunn Named Among Top Five Practice Groups of the Year in Four Categories

Law360 selected Gibson Dunn among its top five Practice Groups of the Year in four categories: Class Action, Competition, Employment and Privacy & Consumer Protection.  Winning firms were chosen based on “the significance of the litigation wins or deals worked on; the size and complexity of the litigation wins or deals worked on; and the number of significant, large or complex deals the group worked on or lawsuits the group won.”  The list was published on January 1, 2013, and firm profiles will be published in the coming weeks.

January 2, 2013

Fred Brown Named President of the California Bar Foundation

The Board of Trustees for the State Bar of California has appointed San Francisco partner Fred Brown as president of the California Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors.  The Foundation is committed to building a better justice system for all Californians by championing full and equal access to the law, investing in the next generation of California’s lawyers, educating Californians about their rights and responsibilities and promoting philanthropy throughout the legal community.

December 20, 2012

GCR Ranks Gibson Dunn’s Antitrust Practice 8th Globally

Gibson Dunn’s antitrust practice was ranked 8th in the 2013 edition of Global Competition Review's GCR100 – Global Elite, a list of the top 20 antitrust practices in the world.

December 19, 2012

Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013

Gibson Dunn's Singapore office was recognized in five categories in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. The office was ranked in the categories of Banking and Finance: Foreign Firms, Capital Markets: Foreign Firms, Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms, Projects and Energy: Foreign Firms, and Restructuring and Insolvency: Foreign Firms.

December 14, 2012

Gibson Dunn Pro Bono Work Honored by Tipping Point Community

On December 6, 2012, leading San Francisco-based non-profit Tipping Point Community—whose innovative model for combating poverty in the Bay Area has been hailed by The New Yorker, the Harvard Business Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Business Times—presented Gibson Dunn with its Tipping Point Partner Award, at Tipping Point’s Sixth Annual Awards breakfast.  Tipping Point honored Gibson Dunn for its extensive pro bono work over the past four years for both Tipping Point itself and the poverty-fighting organizations Tipping Point funds.  Since 2008, more than 40 Gibson Dunn attorneys in five different offices have provided nearly $2 million worth of legal services to Tipping Point and its grantees.

December 7, 2012

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2013 IFLR1000

The 2013 edition of IFLR1000, a guide to the world's leading financial law firms, recognized Gibson Dunn in seven U.S. categories: Bank Lending; Capital Markets – Debt and Equity; Capital Markets – High-Yield Debt; Investment Funds: Private Equity – Fund Formation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity – Transactions; and Restructuring and Insolvency.

December 3, 2012

Law360 Names Seven Gibson Dunn Partners 2012 MVPs

Law360 has named seven Gibson Dunn partners among its 2012 MVPs, which honors “attorneys whose achievements in major litigation or transactions have set a new standard for accomplishment in corporate law.”  MVPs were selected from hundreds of nominations, and Gibson Dunn had more attorneys listed than any other firm.

December 3, 2012

Gibson Dunn Named Middle East Investment Fund Firm of the Year

Asian Legal Business named Gibson Dunn the Middle East Investment Fund Law Firm of the Year at the 2012 The Brief: Middle East Law Awards.  The annual awards recognize “the excellence and outstanding achievements of the region’s leading law firms.”  Winners were selected based on independent research and voting by a panel of judges, including in-house counsel and private practice lawyers.

November 28, 2012

Kelly Austin Receives Asia Women in Business Law Award

For the second year in a row, Hong Kong partner Kelly Austin has been named the Best Lawyer in the Corporate Governance category by Euromoney Legal Media Group at its Asia Women in Business Law Awards.  The awards recognize “the achievements of the firms setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practices, and women leading the field in the legal sector across Asia.”  Winners were honored at an awards ceremony on November 22, 2012.  

November 27, 2012

Gibson Dunn and 31 Partners Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

In the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the firm was recognized in seven national litigation practice areas and earned the publication’s highest recommendations for the firm’s litigation practices in California, New York and Washington, D.C. According to Benchmark, Gibson Dunn’s litigation team provides “a depth and breadth of knowledge that clients need for their most complex issues.”

November 19, 2012

Gibson Dunn Appellate Practice Earns Top Recommendation

In the second annual edition of Benchmark Appellate, Gibson Dunn is recognized as a top-tier National Appellate firm receiving the publication’s highest recommendation in the following categories:  Federal Circuit Litigation Firms; Washington, D.C. Litigation Firms; Second Circuit Litigation Firms – New York; Fifth Circuit Litigation Firms – Texas; and Ninth Circuit Litigation Firms – California.  In addition to the firm rankings, the following partners were named as Litigation Stars for their respective state by being recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers: Wayne Barsky, Theodore Boutrous, James Ho, Thomas Hungar, Theodore Olson, Mark Perry and Andrew Tulumello.

November 19, 2012

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

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