​Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Houston office contributes to the firm’s standing as a legal powerhouse in the energy, corporate and litigation arenas, representing the world’s preeminent corporations.  Offering the resources and expertise of an international law firm, it simultaneously provides a local presence and real-time access to our firmwide network of exceptionally sophisticated, business-friendly lawyers.  The Houston office opened in early 2017 and strengthened our long-term Texas presence, begun in the early 1980s in Dallas.  With a rich diversity in practice groups and business experience, Gibson Dunn is committed to the Houston business community.


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Gibson Dunn’s Houston team handles a variety of the most complex energy matters, litigation, and corporate transactions.  Whether a securities offering for a master limited partnership (MLP) involving complicated tax and governance issues, a high-stakes arbitration proceeding, a sophisticated joint venture or a cross-border infrastructure transaction, our Houston office has the ability to provide the highest level of client service.

Our lawyers practice in all sectors of the energy value chain, at all stages of development.  Their particular skills and market knowledge provide world-class capabilities in connection with M&A, oil and gas transactions, project development, finance, capital markets transactions, tax, MLPs, restructurings and private equity transactions.  Gibson Dunn is consistently globally ranked as one of the best firms in energy.  Through our Houston team, this expertise is available at the epicenter of the energy industry.

Our transactional lawyers are repeatedly recognized for their ability to function as trusted advisors to some of the most sophisticated companies in the world, on the most challenging of energy projects.  With extensive experience advising both public and private business entities in some of the most complex U.S. and cross-border matters, including oil and gas transactions, M&A, project development, capital markets, finance, debt restructuring, joint ventures, private equity, tax and general business law, our Houston team serves a diverse group of clients throughout the energy value chain and at all stages of development.

Handling a broad spectrum of disputes in a variety of jurisdictions, the Houston office and Gibson Dunn’s Dallas office combine to create one of the most sophisticated litigation and appellate practices in Texas.  We represent clients in some of today’s most high-profile and high-stakes matters, ranging from antitrust, intellectual property and class actions, to securities litigation, international arbitration, white-collar defense, and other “bet the business” litigation.  Boasting foremost lawyers in their fields, including a former Texas Solicitor General and other widely recognized trial counsel, our litigation and appellate team is routinely sought out by clients for its members’ comprehensive experience, practiced judgment and singular insights.

  • Law360 named Gibson Dunn as one of its eight 2015 Texas Powerhouses, recognizing our Texas lawyers for “handling the biggest-ticket litigation and corporate work for clients that have come to rely on the firm for billion-dollar disputes and billion-dollar mergers and acquisitions.”
  • Global Competition Review’s GCR100 – Global Elite 2017, a list of the top 25 antitrust practices in the world, named Gibson Dunn among the top practices in the United States: Texas section.
  • In the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation, Gibson Dunn earned the publication’s highest recommendations for the firm’s litigation practice in Texas.