Los Angeles

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Los Angeles office was founded in 1890 and is the original office of Gibson Dunn.  The firm was founded at the behest of a client who wanted a “full-service” law firm.  Called an “experiment” by the local press, Gibson Dunn became the largest law firm in Los Angeles when the lawyers of Bicknell, Trask and Gibson merged with the practice of former Los Angeles City Attorney William Dunn and former Assistant City Attorney Albert Crutcher.

Today most of our practice areas are represented in the Los Angeles office, including litigation, corporate, real estate, labor and employment, business restructuring and reorganization, environmental, and tax.


333 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197 USA

Tel: +1 213.229.7000

Fax: +1 213.229.7520


Choh, Candice

Tel: +1 310.552.8658

Scolnick, Kahn A.

Tel: +1 213.229.7656

The Los Angeles office’s litigation practice covers a broad spectrum, from antitrust and unfair trade practices to international law disputes, bankruptcy litigation, environmental controversies, compliance-related investigations and complex class actions.  Our Los Angeles team includes 15 chairs and co-chairs of Gibson Dunn’s litigation practice groups, leading U.S. appellate and antitrust authorities and some of the most pre-eminent lawyers in their fields.

Our labor and employment group represents clients in cutting-edge, high-stakes employment matters such as wage and hour litigation, discrimination and retaliation as well as class actions.  We work with employers to handle challenging issues in a rapidly changing legal environment, from local disputes to the U.S. Supreme Court.

We routinely advise on virtually every type of corporate and commercial transaction, from M&A, equity and debt offerings to securities regulation, out-of-court workouts and bankruptcies, corporate governance and global finance.  Our collective experience, developed from handling the most complex U.S. and cross-border transactions for the world’s premier companies, is available to every client, regardless of size or stage of development.  In addition, our tax lawyers have over 50 years of serving a diverse group of clients including multinational corporations, start-up ventures and entrepreneurs.

The Los Angeles office’s real estate lawyers handle sophisticated matters in areas ranging from REITS to financing, development, asset ownership, management, leasing, financial workouts, restructurings and bankruptcy cases.  Our extensive capabilities involving land use and real property development draw on our experience assisting clients with highly complex, large-scale development projects.

  • The American Lawyer has named Gibson Dunn the winner of its biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition in 2020. This is Gibson Dunn’s fourth win in the last six of The American Lawyer’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competitions and the sixth time in a row that Gibson Dunn has been a finalist — both unprecedented achievements.
  • Best Lawyers named 11 Gibson Dunn partners as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in their respective practices and cities. Three Los Angeles and Century City partners were recognized for Employee Benefits, Real Estate, and Litigation.
  • Benchmark Litigation US recognized Gibson Dunn in eight national litigation practice areas in its 2020 edition. The firm also earned the publication’s highest recommendations for its California litigation practice.
  • The Daily Journal named a Los Angeles partner among its 2020 Top Intellectual Property Lawyers.
  • Two Los Angeles partners were recognized in Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500 list of the most influential people in Los Angeles, featuring “established leaders and rising stars” who have “identified opportunities and taken initiative on projects and products that reimagine the places we live, the ways we commute, the things we buy and the experiences we share.”
  • Los Angeles Business Journal named a Los Angeles partner among its Top Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles, featuring “the most influential minority attorneys in the city of Los Angeles.”
  • Law360 named Gibson Dunn a 2019 Law Firm of the Year, a recognition given to the seven firms that received the most Practice Group of the Year awards. A total of eight Gibson Dunn practice groups were named among Law360’s 2019 Practice Groups of the Year: Appellate, Class Action, Cyber Security & Privacy, International Arbitration, Real Estate, Securities, Sports & Betting, Technology, and Trials.
  • Law360 named two Los Angeles partners among its 2019 MVPs and noted that Gibson Dunn was one of two law firms with the most MVPs. Law360 MVPs feature lawyers who have “distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals.”
  • Law360 named Gibson Dunn a 2019 California Powerhouse, noting that the firm “continued to stand out from the pack in both the litigation and corporate practice areas.” The list honors five law firms that “stood out over the past year for their exceptional achievements.”
  • The Daily Journal named three Los Angeles partners to its 2019 Top 100 Lawyers in California list.
  • The Daily Journal named two Los Angeles partners to its 2019 list of Top Labor and Employment Lawyers, which features attorneys based in California.
  • Variety named four Los Angeles partners to its 2019 Legal Impact Report, an annual list of the leading attorneys in the entertainment industry.