Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office offers a local presence and the resources of an international law firm to represent clients on their most important and sensitive matters, including complex commercial litigation, M&A, antitrust, intellectual property, capital markets, labor and employment, and tax.

Gibson Dunn was one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a permanent Texas location, opening a Dallas office in the early 1980s.  The addition of an array of prominent partners since 2010 has significantly strengthened the Dallas office and exemplifies Gibson Dunn’s long-term commitment to Texas.


2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75201 USA

Tel: +1 214.698.3100

Fax: +1 214.571.2900


Walters, Robert C.

Tel: +1 214.698.3114

Drawing on Gibson Dunn’s renowned capabilities, our Dallas-based lawyers function as leaders and integral members of many of our practice groups and have deep experience in many industries, including energy, retail, health care, transportation, financial services, media and technology.

We possess one of the most sophisticated and effective litigation practices in Texas.  Our trial lawyers handle a broad spectrum of contested cases both in-state and across the United States, including antitrust, intellectual property, class actions, securities, and information technology and data privacy.  Highly sophisticated clients consistently turn to us to prosecute and defend their high-profile and high-stakes litigation matters.  In addition, our Texas-based appellate lawyers have briefed, argued and won high-profile, high-stakes constitutional controversies and complex business disputes in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals nationwide.

Our Dallas transactional lawyers advise public and private companies in M&A, capital markets, debt restructuring, joint ventures and general business law.  As trusted business counselors, we recognize that each enterprise is unique and tailor our services to fit the needs of the particular client.  Our lawyers are deeply skilled in representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements, as well as buyers, sellers, investment banks, strategic partners and lenders in all aspects of complex M&A activities.

Our lawyers are among the most highly regarded in Texas and possess U.S.-wide reputations.  Gibson Dunn Dallas is also home to Ambassador Ron Kirk, the 16th U. S. Trade Representative and a member of former President Obama’s Cabinet, serving as the president’s principal trade adviser, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues.

  • Chambers USA 2017 named the Texas Antitrust practice to the most elite “Band 1” category and noted that Gibson Dunn “dominates an impressively wide spectrum of antitrust matters, including M&A, cartel investigations, major class actions and criminal proceedings.” The firm was also recognized in Texas for Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial.
  • Chambers USA 2017 additionally recognized 10 Dallas partners in their areas of practice, including Texas Antitrust, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, Corporate/M&A, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: Appellate, and Tax.
  • The 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation awarded the publication’s highest recommendations for Gibson Dunn’s litigation practice in Texas.
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® awarded Gibson Dunn Tier 1 ranking in Dallas/Fort Worth in its 2017 “Best Law Firms” survey and named Gibson Dunn a Tier 1 firm in Dallas/Fort Worth for Antitrust; Appellate; Commercial Litigation; Corporate; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Litigation: Antitrust; Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment; Patent; Mergers & Acquisitions; and Securities/Capital Markets Law.
  • The Best Lawyers in America© has recognized Dallas partners as “Lawyer of the Year” in multiple practice areas and years including Dallas Antitrust Law (2018, 2016); Dallas Bet-the-Company Litigation (2017); Dallas Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2015); Dallas Litigation – Patent (2015); Dallas Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2016); Dallas Securities/Capital Markets Law (2018, 2016); and Dallas Securities Regulation (2018).
  • Who’s Who Legal featured a Dallas partner in its M&A and Governance 2017 guide and two Dallas partners in its Competition 2017 guide; inclusion is based on feedback from both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide.
  • IAM Patent 2017 named two Dallas partners to its list of the “World’s Leading Patent Professionals.”
  • D CEO magazine and the Association for Corporate Growth named a Dallas partner the 2017 Dealmaker of the Year at their annual Mergers & Acquisitions Awards for his work handling some of North Texas’ biggest deals.  Gibson Dunn Dallas is also home to the 2016 and 2015 recipients of this award.
  • Managing IP Handbook 2017 named a Dallas partner to its 2017 IP Stars list based on recommendations from peers and clients.
  • Texas Lawyer named the Dallas office Partner in Charge as a Distinguished Leader and a Dallas associate as a Lawyer on the Rise for its 2017 Professional Excellence Awards, which recognize “lawyers who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State.”
  • Dallas Morning News and The Texas Lawbook in 2017 named a Dallas partner as a “Lion of the Texas Bar.”
  • Dallas Business Journal named a Dallas associate to its 2017 40 under 40 list, recognizing “the young leaders shaping North Texas.”
  • Global Competition Review‘s GCR100 – Global Elite 2016, a list of the world’s top 25 antitrust practices, named Gibson Dunn among the top practices in the United States: Texas section.
  • Global Competition Review named a Dallas partner to its top Women in Antitrust 2016 list, which featured 100 women at the helm of law firms’ competition practices around the world.
  • The 2016 edition of LMG Life Sciences noted two Dallas lawyers as “Life Science Stars.”
  • Dallas Business Journal‘s Who’s Who in Energy, a list that profiles the big names in North Texas energy, oil and gas, has recognized multiple Dallas partners.
  • BTI Consulting has named five Dallas partners to its BTI Client Service All-Stars List, recognizing lawyers “who truly stand out as delivering the absolute best client service.” In addition, two of those partners have been recognized as Client Service All-Star MVPs for being listed for two consecutive years.