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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 Ranked in 2012 Chambers Asia Pacific Directory

Gibson Dunn earned six firm rankings and seven individual rankings in the 2012 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific.  The firm is recognized in the top-tier of Brunei – General Business Law: Lawyers Based Abroad, and is also ranked in India – Corporate/M&A and in the following Singapore: International Firms categories: Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Projects & Energy and Restructuring/Insolvency.  The following partners received individual rankings:  Kelly Austin in China – Dispute Resolution: Anti-Corruption (International Firms); Emad Khalil in Singapore – Capital Markets (International Firms) and Singapore – Projects & Energy (International Firms); Jai Pathak in India – Corporate/M&A (International Firms) and Singapore – Corporate/M&A (I

March 2, 2012

California Lawyer Magazine Names Partner Theodore Boutrous as a Lawyer of the Year

California Lawyer featured partner Theodore Boutrous as an honoree in its 2012 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards.  The CLAY Awards featured 55 attorneys in 19 areas of practice based on their achievements in the legal field in 2011.  Boutrous was honored for his work on behalf of Wal-Mart before the U.S.

March 2, 2012

In An Historic Decision, Ninth Circuit Declares California’s Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

On February 7, 2012, in an historic decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the district court's decision finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional.  The Court reasoned that "[t]he People may not employ the initiative power to single out a disfavored group for unequal treatment and strip them, without a legitimate justification, of a right as important as the right to marry."  At bottom, "Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples."  Gibson Dunn's efforts were led by Theodore B.

February 9, 2012

IFLR Shortlists Three Gibson Dunn Deals

International Financial Law Review has included three Gibson Dunn deals on the shortlists for its annual Americas Awards.  The CityCenter Las Vegas refinancing is one of six nominees for the High Yield Deal of the Year; Harbin Electric’s going private transaction is one of seven nominees for M&A Deal of the Year; and Capital One’s forward sale is one of six nominees for the Structured Finance and Securitization Deal of the Year.  Winners will be announced at IFLR’s awards dinner on March 29, 2012.  

February 3, 2012

Five Gibson Dunn Partners Named BTI Client Service All-Stars

BTI Consulting named Steven Finley, Stephen Glover, John Herfort, John Olson and Denis Salmon to its 2012 BTI Client Service All-Stars list, placing Gibson Dunn among only three other law firms with five Client Service All-Stars.  The All-Stars list features lawyers who “are identified solely and exclusively by corporate counsel” as “the leaders of client service excellence.”  In addition, BTI recognized John Olson, an All-Star for three consecutive years, as a one of only two Client Service All-Star 3-Year MVPs. 

February 1, 2012

GCR Ranks Gibson Dunn’s Antitrust Practice 11th Globally

Gibson Dunn’s antitrust practice was ranked 11th in the 2012 edition of Global Competition Review’s GCR100 - Global Elite ranking, a list of the top 20 antitrust practices in the world.  The Global Elite ranking is based on several factors:  size of the practice, global reach of the practice, number of lawyers listed in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists, stability of the practice (as measured by hires and departures), and the number of votes received from rival firms.  The firm was recognized for its work for Sabre, Chungwa, Intel, Matson Navigation and Applied Materials, among others.  Gibson Dunn was also ranked as an Elite firm in the United States: California section, as a Highly Recommended firm in the United States: Government A

February 1, 2012

Jeffrey Le Sage Named to Daily Journal’s Top 20 Attorneys Under 40 List

The Daily Journal featured Los Angeles partner Jeffrey Le Sage on its annual list of Top 20 California Attorneys Under 40. The article highlighted Le Sage’s efforts to revitalize Lafayette Park in conjunction with the Heart of Los Angeles Youth (HOLA), an inner city youth organization, and the City of Los Angeles.

January 19, 2012

Gibson Dunn Tops Litigation Power Rankings

The Am Law Daily ranked Gibson Dunn No. 1 on its inaugural Litigation Power Rankings chart, which looks at the “25 firms whose litigators have fared the best in The American Lawyer’s biennial Litigation Department of the Year competition since it launched in 2002.”  According to The Am Law Daily, “Thanks to its second consecutive Litigation Department of the Year win, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher can also claim the distinction of being the most decorated law firm in the history of the biennial contest.” 

January 11, 2012

Selina Sagayam Named to The Lawyer’s Hot 100 List

The Lawyer has named London corporate partner Selina Sagayam to its annual “Hot 100” list.  The list features “100 high-achieving” lawyers in the UK who are “blazing a trail in their chosen fields.”  The list was published January 9, 2012.

January 10, 2012

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

Law360 selected Gibson Dunn among its top five Practice Groups of the Year in five separate practice group categories:  Appellate, Class Action, Employment, International Trade and Securities.

January 9, 2012

Gibson Dunn Named Among 10 Firms on NLJ’s Pro Bono Hot List

Gibson Dunn was one of 10 law firms featured on National Law Journal’s 2012 Pro Bono Hot List.  The Firm was recognized for its work on Barrera v. Boughton, a suit filed in Connecticut district court on behalf of eight day laborers who were wrongly arrested by Danbury, Connecticut police in 2006, that was led by Joel Cohen.  A profile of the case ran in the January 2, 2012 issue.

January 3, 2012

Four Gibson Dunn Lawyers Named Attorneys of the Year

Gibson Dunn partners Theodore Boutrous, Mary Murphy, of counsel Neil Sekhri and associate Jim Abrams have been named 2011 Attorneys of the Year in California by The Recorder.

December 19, 2011

Gibson Dunn Named Leading Tax Law Firm

In the 2012 edition of the Tax Directors Handbook, Gibson Dunn was recognized as a leading tax law firm in France, Germany and the United States.  In addition, the publication named Hatef Behnia to the Tax Directors Handbook 250, a list of the top global tax lawyers as recommended by clients, and it also separately recognized the following tax partners: Dora Arash, Jérôme Delauriére, Ariel Harroch, Paul Issler, Scott Knutson, Arthur Pasternak, David Rosenauer, David Sinak and Jeffrey Trinklein.  

December 19, 2011

Kelly Austin Receives Asia Women in Business Law Award

At its inaugural Asia Women in Business Law Awards ceremony, Euromoney Legal Media Group named Hong Kong partner Kelly Austin the Best Lawyer in the Corporate Governance category.

December 13, 2011

FDA and Health Care Enforcement Lawyer Joins Gibson Dunn in DC

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce Stephen Payne has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a partner.  Payne, formerly a partner at Sidley Austin, will help lead Gibson Dunn’s FDA and Health Care compliance and enforcement practice focusing on pharmaceutical and medical device clients.“We are delighted to welcome Steve to the firm,” said Daniel Nelson, Co-Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office.  “His addition will bring a new dimension to the firm’s enforcement practice and will enhance our ability to serve our clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and health care sectors.”“Steve is a dynamic and talented lawyer,” said Andrew Tulumello, Co-Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office.  “He has an extensive track rec

December 12, 2011

Deal Note: Gibson Dunn Represents The TriZetto Group in Its Acquisition by Apax Partners

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce its representation of The TriZetto Group, Inc. in its agreement to be acquired and taken private by Apax Partners, a private equity firm.

April 15, 2008

Deal Note: Gibson Dunn’s Media & Entertainment Group Represents Vivendi in Proposed Combination of the Businesses of Vivendi Games and Activision

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP's Media & Entertainment Group is pleased to announce its representation of Vivendi in connection with the proposed combination of the businesses of Vivendi Games and Activision which will create Activision Blizzard, which will be the largest pure-play video game publisher.

December 5, 2007

The Waiver Amendment

Gibson Dunn partner F. Joseph Warin participated in a conference sponsored by the National Chamber Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a recent amendment to the United States Sentencing Guidelines affecting the attorney-client privilege for corporations.

November 17, 2005

Oil and Gas Restructuring Support Team

Gibson Dunn lawyers have deep roots in the oil and gas industry, one of the premier U.S. corporate restructuring and reorganization practices and the nation’s leading litigation practice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Gibson Dunn has created a multidisciplinary task force to assist our clients on issues related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.