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Robert B. Little is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office. He is a Global Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Rob is consistently recognized for his leadership and strategic work with clients, having been named among the nation’s top M&A lawyers by Chambers USA every year for the past decade. He is admired by clients for his “naturally calm demeanor and a way of making problems seem smaller and more manageable. He is practical and laser-focused on business goals” (Chambers USA 2023) and for being “an exceptional practitioner and trusted adviser” (Chambers USA 2022). Rob is also ranked as a Private Equity leader by Chambers USA, and his clients have noted, “Rob is a smart, hard-working, high-character, results-oriented lawyer who focuses on timely, efficient and cost-effective solutions – he’s an outstanding lawyer” (Chambers 2023).
Rob’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions. Further described by clients in Chambers USA 2018 and 2019 as an “exceptional practitioner and trusted adviser” and in 2017 as a “practical and proactive lawyer who is oriented to problem solving,” he also advises business organizations regarding matters such as securities law disclosure, corporate governance, and fiduciary obligations. In addition, he represents investment funds and their sponsors along with investors in such funds. Rob has represented clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, technology, infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.
In 2023, Rob was recognized by his peers as the Dallas/Fort Worth “Lawyer of the Year” in both Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law in The Best Lawyers in America®. He is also consistently recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America® for corporate and M&A law (2013-2023), and has been recognized as one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon. D CEO magazine and the Association of Corporate Growth named Rob the 2017 Dallas Dealmaker of the Year.
Rob received his law degree in 1998 with highest honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was named a Chancellor and a member of Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. He holds a B.A. from Baylor University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1995. He previously served as a law clerk to The Honorable Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
University of Texas - 1998 Juris Doctor
Baylor University - 1995 Bachelor of Arts