Gibson Dunn Named “Litigation Department of the Year” and Partner Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. Named “Litigator of the Year Grand Prize Winner” by The American Lawyer

January 2, 2020

The American Lawyer has named Gibson Dunn the winner of its biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition and selected Los Angeles partner Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr. as “Litigator of the Year Grand Prize Winner.”  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.”  It also recognized Boutrous as “a tireless advocate for high-stakes, high-profile government cases.”

“We are extremely honored to receive this recognition – for the fourth time since 2010 – from The American Lawyer,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “We would like to thank our clients who have trusted us to help them with their most critical issues.  We could not have achieved this tremendous honor without their confidence in us.”

“It’s an extraordinary achievement to have won four of the past six ‘Litigation Department of the Year’ competitions,” said Randy Mastro, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Litigation Practice Group.  “We would like to thank The American Lawyer for recognizing our firm’s incredibly talented team, as every day, each litigator in every one of our offices contributes to our unparalleled success.”

Mastro added, “We are also delighted that our colleague Ted Boutrous was recognized as the Litigator of the Year Grand Prize winner.  It is a well-deserved honor, given Ted’s prodigious accomplishments in the past two years.”

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.”