Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2022 U.S. Legal 500

June 22, 2022

Gibson Dunn earned 55 practice area rankings, including 17 top-tier rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – United States. Thirteen partners were named to Legal 500’s Hall of Fame recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from their clients for continued excellence. Twenty-nine partners were named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices with an additional fifteen partners recognized as Next Generation Lawyers.

The firm achieved first-tier rankings in the following categories:

  • Antitrust – Cartel
  • Antitrust – Civil litigation/class actions: defense
  • Dispute resolution – Appellate: Courts of Appeals
  • Dispute resolution – Appellate: Supreme Courts (federal and state)
  • Dispute resolution – Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense (advice to Corporates)
  • Dispute resolution – General commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution – International litigation
  • Dispute resolution – Leading Trial Lawyers
  • Dispute resolution – Securities litigation: defense
  • Industry focus – Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus – Transport: rail and road – litigation and regulation
  • Labor and employment – Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Media and entertainment: litigation
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Outsourcing
  • Real estate – Land use/zoning
  • Real estate – Finance
  • Real estate


Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for 2022 consists of: Century City partner Jesse Sharf (Real estate and construction – Real Estate); Houston partner Michael P. Darden (Energy Transactions – Oil and Gas); Los Angeles partners Theodore Boutrous (Dispute resolution – Appellate: Supreme Court, and Product liability, mass tort and class action – defense: automotive/transport), Patrick Dennis (Environmental Litigation), Perlette Jura (Dispute resolution – International Litigation) and Daniel Swanson (Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions –  Defense); New York partners Peter Hanlon (Energy Transactions – Conventional Power), Stephen Nordahl (Media, technology and telecoms – Outsourcing), and Randy Mastro (Dispute resolution – International Litigation, General Commercial Disputes, and Leading Trial Lawyers); and Washington, D.C. partners Scott Hammond (Antitrust – Cartel), Theodore Olson (Dispute resolution – Appellate: Supreme Court (federal and state)), Richard Parker (Dispute Resolution – Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Action Defense) and F. Joseph Warin (Dispute resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense).

The partners named as Leading Lawyers are:


  • Washington, D.C. partner Cynthia Richman (Cartel and Civil litigation/class actions – defense)

Dispute resolution:


  • New York partners Andrew Fabens (Capital markets: debt offerings) and Douglas Horowitz (Capital markets: debt offerings, High-Yield Debt Offerings, and Commercial Lending)
  • New York partner Scott Greenberg (Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate)

Industry Focus

  • New York partner Nicholas Politan (Energy – renewable/alternative power)
  • Washington, D.C. partner Stacie Fletcher (Industry focus – Environmental Litigation)
  • Los Angeles partner Deborah Stein (Insurance: Advice to insurers)
  • Washington, D.C. partner Thomas Dupree Jr. (Transport: Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulation)

Intellectual Property

  • New York Partner Josh Krevitt (Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage))

Labor and employment

M&A/Corporate and commercial

Media, technology and telecoms

Real estate and construction



The partners named Next Generation Lawyers are: Los Angeles partners Abbey Hudson (Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation), Benyamin Ross (Media, technology and telecoms – Media and Entertainment – Transactional) and Douglas Champion (Real estate and construction – Land use/zoning); New York partners Anne Champion (Dispute resolution – International Litigation), Joshua Brody (Finance – Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate), Madalyn Miller (Industry Focus – Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance), Daniel Angel (Media, technology and telecoms – Outsourcing and Technology Transactions), Noam Haberman (Real estate and construction – Real Estate Finance), Rahim Moloo (Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration) and Edward Wei (Tax – US taxes – non-contentious); San Francisco partner Kahlil Yearwood (Real estate and construction – Real Estate Finance); and Washington, D.C. partners Michael Perry (Antitrust – Merger Control), Molly Senger (Labor and employment – Labor and Employment Disputes), Saul Mezei (Tax – US Taxes – contentious) and Terrell Ussing (Tax – US Taxes – contentious).