Experience Recognized Worldwide

Pro Bono Hot List

National Law Journal (2019)

Litigation Department of the Year

The American Lawyer (2020)

Law Firm of the Year

Law360 (2019)

The American Lawyer – Litigation Department of the Year

The American Lawyer has named Gibson Dunn the winner of its biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition. The firm was also named a finalist in the White Collar/Regulatory Department of the Year.

In its January 2020 cover story, The American Lawyer recognized Gibson Dunn’s litigation department as the “best of the best” and reported that “what sets Gibson Dunn apart is how its cases routinely check all those boxes: enormous financial stakes, unsettled legal questions and a nexus to major national issues.” Underscoring the firm’s unique abilities to challenge and change public policy, the publication remarked that the “quintessential” Gibson Dunn case is “high-profile, high-impact and high-stakes” and the “quintessential” Gibson Dunn result as “a gigantic win, delivered under pressure, with lasting significance,” and “[t]he firm’s combination of discipline and savvy keeps clients coming back.”

This is Gibson Dunn’s fourth win in the last six of The American Lawyer‘s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competitions and the sixth time in a row that Gibson Dunn has been a finalist — both unprecedented achievements. (December 2019)

Law360 – Practice Groups of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn a Firm of the Year for 2019, in its article, “The Firms That Dominated in 2019,” featuring seven firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards.  Of the seven, Gibson Dunn is one of two firms with the most winning Practice Groups of the Year.  Gibson Dunn was named a Practice Group of the Year in eight categories – Appellate, Class Action, Cybersecurity & Privacy, International Arbitration, Real Estate, Sports & Betting, Technology and Trials.  (January 2020)

National Law Journal – D.C. Litigation Department of the Year

In its 2019 D.C. Litigation Department of the Year contest, the National Law Journal named Gibson Dunn as one of three winners in the General Litigation category and as the winner in the Labor & Employment category. The publication noted the firm’s “knack for taking on fights that will shape the law.” This is the firm’s second consecutive win for the general litigation category and third consecutive win in Labor & Employment. (May 2019)

National Law Journal – Pro Bono Hot List

Gibson Dunn was one of 16 law firms featured on National Law Journal’s 2019 Pro Bono Hot List.  (May 2019)

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® awarded Gibson Dunn Tier 1 rankings in 137 practice area categories in its 2019 “Best Law Firms” survey.  Overall, the firm earned 172 rankings in nine metropolitan areas and nationally. Additionally Gibson Dunn was recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” for Antitrust Law and Appellate Practice. (November 2019)

BTI Consulting – Client Service 30

BTI Consulting ranked Gibson Dunn second on its annual list, the BTI Client Service 30 for 2020.  (December 2019)

Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 has recognized 154 Gibson Dunn attorneys in 54 practice areas. Additionally, 42 lawyers were recognized in Best Lawyers International in Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

BTI Consulting Group – Power Elite

BTI Consulting has ranked Gibson Dunn fifth on the BTI Power Elite 2019, which features 26 law firms “with the absolute best and strongest client relationships.” (August 2019)

Who’s Who Legal – Firm of the Year

Who’s Who Legal named Gibson Dunn as its Investigations Firm of the Year. (May 2019)


Chambers and Partners

In its 2019 edition, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business awarded Gibson Dunn 79 first-tier rankings, of which 27 were firm practice group rankings and 52 were individual lawyer rankings.  Overall, the firm earned 276 rankings – 80 firm practice group rankings and 196 individual lawyer rankings.

In the 2019 edition of Chambers Global, Gibson Dunn earned 143 total rankings – 47 firm practice group rankings and 96 individual rankings. The firm and its lawyers were recognized globally and in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East regions, with additional recognitions in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Chambers Europe 2019 awarded Gibson Dunn 30 rankings: 22 individual rankings and eight practice group rankings.  Chambers Latin America 2020 recognized Gibson Dunn with two individual rankings and one top-tier firm ranking.  The 2020 edition of Chambers UK recognized Gibson Dunn with 16 individual rankings and four firm rankings.  Gibson Dunn earned 16 firm rankings and 21 individual rankings in the 2020 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific.

The Legal 500

In the 2019 edition of Legal 500 – United States, Gibson Dunn received 51 practice category rankings, including 18 top-tier rankings, and 32 partners were recognized as Leading Lawyers in their respective practices.  The UK Legal 500 2020 recognized Gibson Dunn in 15 practice areas and named seven partners as Leading Lawyers.  The Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) 2019 recognized the firm in 14 categories in Belgium, France, Germany and the UAE, and recommended 38 Gibson Dunn attorneys in their respective practice areas, with some listed in more than one category.  The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific recognized the firm’s Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong offices in 15 categories in the 2020 edition.  The Legal 500 – Latin America recognized Gibson Dunn in three categories and recommended two Gibson Dunn attorneys in their respective practice areas in the 2019 edition. The Legal 500 Deutschland ranked Gibson Dunn in seven practice areas and recognized two partners as Leading Lawyers in the 2020 edition.

Law360 – Trials Practice Group of the Year

Law360 named Gibson Dunn one of its five Trials Groups of the Year for 2019. The practice group was recognized for its trial wins that “included fending off a multi-hundred-million-dollar claim against an investment adviser over its withdrawals from a fund and a closely watched $500 million antitrust trial defending a Korean ramen maker against price-fixing conspiracy claims.”  (January 2020)

Global Competition Review – Global Elite

Gibson Dunn was ranked No. 5 in the 2020 edition of Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 – Global Elite, a list of the world’s top 25 antitrust practices.  The firm was also ranked sixth among the top 10 cartel practices, and sixth among the top 10 antitrust litigation practices.  Regionally, the firm was ranked as an Elite firm in the United States: California and the United States: Texas jurisdictions; an Outstanding firm in the United States: Washington, D.C. jurisdiction; and a Highly Recommended firm in the Brussels and United States: New York jurisdictions. (January 2020)

Global Investigations Review – GIR 30

Global Investigations Review ranked Gibson Dunn No. 1 in the GIR 30, its annual guide to the world’s top 30 cross-border investigations practices.  (October 2019)

Benchmark Litigation

In the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation, Gibson Dunn was recognized in eight national litigation practice areas and earned the publication’s highest recommendations for the firm’s litigation practices in California, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C.  Of the eight national litigation categories, the firm is ranked in Tier 1 in Antitrust, Appellate, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Securities and White Collar Crime categories.

The 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific recognized Gibson Dunn in its Hong Kong White Collar Crime – International Firms category.

National Law Journal – Appellate Hot List

The National Law Journal named Gibson Dunn to its 2019 Appellate Hot List, which recognized 25 firms that “won key matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeal.” (October 2019)

Best Lawyers® – Best Law Firms

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® awarded Gibson Dunn its 2020 Law Firm of the Year for Antitrust Law and Appellate Practice. The Firm also earned Tier 1 rankings in 137 practice area categories in its 2020 Best Law Firms survey. The firm earned 172 rankings in nine metropolitan areas and nationally. (November 2019)

LMG Life Sciences

The 2019 edition of LMG Life Sciences highlighted six Gibson Dunn practices — Competition & Antitrust, General Corporate, General Patent Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Liability & Recall and White-Collar/Government Investigation — in the area of Life Sciences.  (October 2019)

Managing IP – Handbook

The 2019 edition of Managing IP Handbook  recognized Gibson Dunn among the top International Trade Commission Litigation and Patent Contentious firms in the United States, and additionally recognized the firm’s California and New York practices for their Patent Contentious work.  (May 2019)

GamblingCompliance – Global Regulatory Awards

GamblingCompliance named Gibson Dunn “Best Regulatory Lawyer/Law Firm of the Year (North America)” at its 2019 GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards.  (May 2019)

Global Arbitration Review – GAR 30

Global Arbitration Review listed Gibson Dunn in among the GAR 30, its annual guide to the world’s top 30 arbitration practices. (April 2019)

Latin Lawyer – The Latin Lawyer 250

Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2019 edition of The Latin Lawyer 250 for its Latin America-related work in six practice areas: Anti-Corruption Investigations and Compliance, Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Litigation.  (February 2019)

Benchmark Litigation – U.S. Awards

Benchmark Litigation recognized Gibson Dunn as Appellate Firm of the Year and Labor & Employment Management Firm of the Year at its 2019 U.S. Awards dinner. The awards recognize the country’s most distinguished litigators and firms for their work in the last year.  Benchmark Litigation also recognized Lawson v. Grubhub  as one of the labor & employment impact cases of the year. (February 2019)


The German publication JUVE recommended Gibson Dunn’s Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels offices in the 2018/2019 edition of its annual directory.  The firm was recommended in the Brussels, Frankfurt and Munich region and recognized in the Antitrust, Compliance Audits and Investigations, Corporate, M&A and Private Equity categories.

World Trademark Review 1000

The 2019 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 recognized Gibson Dunn’s work in the area of trademarks, noting that the firm “utilises its resources across the country to encourage IP knowledge flow.”  (February 2019)

Dallas Business Journal – 40 Under 40

The Dallas Business Journal named Ashley Rogers to its 2020 40 Under 40 list, which “honors rising stars and people you should know in the North Texas business community.” (January 2020)

5280 – Denver’s Top Lawyers

Denver magazine 5280 named partners Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman to its annual “Denver’s Top Lawyers 2020” list, which recognizes “the best attorneys in the region.” (January 2020)

American Law Institute

Helgi Walker was among the 45 new members elected by the American Law Institute (ALI) . ALI’s mission is “clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, and Model Codes.” (December 2019)

The Deal – Rising Star

The Deal profiled Washington, D.C. lawyer Evan D’Amico as a Rising Star. (December 2019)

The American Lawyer – Litigator of the Year

Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. was named Litigator of the Year by The American Lawyer, recognizing that he was “at the center of some of the nation’s most closely watched cases on the First Amendment, the rule of law, privacy and more.” (January 2020)

Benchmark Litigation – Europe

The 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Europe has recognized four partners their respective practice areas: Cyrus Benson and Penny Madden were recognized as stars in International Arbitration; Philip Rocher was recognized as a star in Commercial and Transactions, Insurance, and International Arbitration; and Jean-Pierre Farges was recognized as a star in Banking, Commercial and Transactions, Insolvency, and Insurance. (September 2019)

Global Investigations Review – 25 Most Respected Sanctions Lawyers

Global Investigations Review named Adam Smith among its 25 Most Respected Sanctions Lawyers in Washington, D.C., which features individuals who are most trusted with sanctions cases and “are working on the most significant cases.” (November 2019)

The National Law Journal – Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazers

The National Law Journal named Hillary Holmes among its 2019 Finance, Banking & Capital Markets Trailblazers. (November 2019)

Texas Lawyer – Most Effective Dealmakers

Texas Lawyer named Houston partner Hillary Holmes among four lawyers featured as the “Most Effective Dealmakers” in its 2019 Professional Excellence Awards. (September 2019)

National Law Journal – Winning Litigators

The National Law Journal named partners Scott Edelman and Michele Maryott to its 2019 list of “Winning Litigators,” featuring “star trial litigators” who “took on high-stakes matters and won.” (August 2019)

India Business Law Journal – International A-List

India Business Law Journal has named Jai Pathak to its 2019 International A-List, featuring “the top 100 India-focused lawyers at international firms.” (April 2019)

Who’s Who Legal – Investigations Lawyer of the Year

Who’s Who Legal named F. Joseph Warin as its Investigations Lawyer of the Year at its 6th annual Who’s Who Legal Awards. (May 2019)

Commercial Observer – Power Lawyers

The Commercial Observer has named Joanne Franzel one of five Power Lawyers of 2019. (April 2019)

LMG Life Sciences Names 11 Lawyers Stars

The 2018 edition of LMG Life Sciences noted 12 Gibson Dunn lawyers as “Life Science Stars” including Joseph BarbeauWayne Barsky, Reed Brodsky, Winston ChanTracey Davies, William Dawson, Jane Love, Ryan Murr, Jeffrey Thomas, Daniel Thomasch and Robert Trenchard. (October 2019)

Daily Journal – Top Labor and Employment Lawyers

The Daily Journal named partners Catherine Conway, Jesse Cripps and Michele Maryott to its 2019 list of Top Labor and Employment Lawyers, which features attorneys based in California.  (July 2019)

Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon – World-Class Employment Lawyers

Six partners were recognized in the 2019 Guide to World-Class Employment Lawyers by Human Resource Executive (HRE) magazine and Lawdragon. Michele Maryott, Eugene Scalia and Jason Schwartz were named among the 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers in the United States. Stephen Fackler was included among the Top 20 Lawyers in Employee Benefits, and Jesse Cripps was named among the 40 Up and Comers in Employment Law. Catherine Conway was named to the Corporate Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame.  (April 2019)

The Daily Journal – Top Women Lawyers

The Daily Journal named partners Theane Evangelis and Debra Wong Yang to its 2019 list of Top Women Lawyers.  (May 2019)

Latinvex – Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers

Latinvex named partner Lisa Alfaro to its 2019 Latin America’s Top 100 Female Lawyers list in the Energy and FCPA & Fraud categories.  (May 2019)

National Law Journal – Sports & Entertainment Trailblazer

The National Law Journal named partner Matthew McGill a 2019 Sports & Entertainment Trailblazer. (November 2019)

Los Angeles Business Journal – Most Influential Minority Lawyers

Los Angeles Business Journal named partners Kevin Masuda and Marcellus McRae among its Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Los Angeles.  (January 2019)

The Daily Journal – Top 20 Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California

The Daily Journal named partners Kristin Linsley to its 2019 list of the Top Cyber Lawyers in California.  (January 2019)

Turnarounds & Workouts – Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers

Turnarounds & Workouts has named Scott Greenberg to its 2019 list of Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers.  (December 2019)

Law360 – MVPs

Law360 named nine Gibson Dunn partners among its 20189 MVPs: Richard J. Birns – Private Equity, Michael P. Darden – Energy, Scott A. Edelman – Trials, Theane Evangelis – Class Action, Mark A. Kirsch – Securities, Joshua S. Lipshutz – Cybersecurity, Jane M. Love – Life Sciences, Matthew D. McGill – Sports & Betting and Jason C. Schwartz – Employment. (November 2019)

Washingtonian – Top Lawyers

Washingtonian magazine named five partners to its 2018 Top Lawyers in their respective practice areas: Karen Manos, Eugene Scalia, Jason Schwartz, F. Joseph Warin, and Joseph West. (December 2018)

Variety – Dealmakers Impact Report

Partners Ari Lanin and Benyamin Ross were named to Variety‘s 2019 Dealmakers Impact Report – the publication’s annual list that profiles the entertainment industry’s top attorneys, executives, managers and financiers.  (December 2019)

Denver Business Journal – Who’s Who in Energy

The Denver Business Journal named partnersGerald Farano, Beau Stark and Robyn Zolman to its 2019 list of Who’s Who in Energy.  (November 2019)

National Law Journal – Technology Trailblazers

The National Law Journal named partners Carrie LeRoy and Kristin Linsley to its 2019 Technology Trailblazers list. (June 2019)

Daily Journal – Top 100 Lawyers in California

The Daily Journal named partners Theodore Boutrous, Richard Doren, Daniel Kolkey and Debra Wong Yang to its annual list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California.  (September 2019)

Daily Journal – Top IP Lawyers

The Daily Journal named partner Wayne Barsky to its list of the Top Intellectual Property Lawyers of 2019.  (April 2019)

Best Lawyers – 2020 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® named 11 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas and cities: Rachel Brass – San Francisco – Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, Miguel Estrada – Washington, D.C. – Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, Sean Feller – Los Angeles Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Fuchs – Los Angeles Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Lawyer of the Year, Ronald Mueller – Washington, D.C. Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year, Douglas Rayburn – Dallas Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, Brian Robison – Dallas Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year, Jesse Shapiro – Los Angeles – Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, Daniel Swanson – Los Angeles Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year, F. Joseph Warin – Washington, D.C. Criminal Defense: White-Collar Lawyer of the Year, and Meryl Young – Orange Country Litigation – Securities Lawyer of the Year. (August 2019)

Law360 – Rising Stars

Six Gibson Dunn lawyers were named among Law360’s Rising Stars for 2019: Chantal Fiebig in Transportation, Allison Kidd in Real Estate, Sean McFarlane in Sports, Laura O’Boyle in Securities,  Katherine Smith in Employment and Daniela Stolman in Private Equity. (September 2019)

Hollywood Reporter – Power Lawyers

The Hollywood Reporter named partners Scott Edelman, Ben Ross and Orin Snyder to its 2019 Power Lawyers list.  (March 2019)

Variety – Legal Impact Report Report

Variety named partners Scott Edelman,Ari Lanin, Kevin Masuda, Benyamin Ross and Orin Snyder to its 2019 Legal Impact Report.  (April 2019)

BTI Consulting – Client Service All-Stars

BTI Consulting named partners Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., Jeffrey Chapman, Dennis Friedman, Elizabeth Ising, Brian Lane, Samuel Liversidge, Marcellus McRae, Jeffrey Thomas and Andrew S. Tulumello to its 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars List.  In addition, Elizabeth Ising and Brian Lane were recognized as Client Service All-Star MVP for making the list for two or more consecutive years.  (March 2019)