San Francisco

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s San Francisco office targets new ventures, offering outstanding legal services to pioneers of the products and services that are revolutionizing the global economy.

Established in 1987, Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco office regularly provides counsel to Fortune 100 companies and Silicon Valley founders.  Our lawyers have created an unparalleled combination of solid local service and international capabilities; through this experience we have established the trust and reliability that our clients count on.  Our lawyers advise on complex transactions and leading global antitrust matters, act as trial counsel in securities class actions and SEC enforcement matters, and are involved in sophisticated, highly visible real estate and development deals.


555 Mission Street, Suite 3000 , San Francisco, CA 94105-0921 USA

Tel: +1 415.393.8200

Fax: +1 415.393.8306


Stevens, Charles J.

Tel: +1 415.393.8391

Gibson Dunn’s San Francisco litigators are recognized experts who cover a broad array of subject matter including health care, e-discovery, and intellectual property and privacy law.  Other areas of particularized focus include life sciences, law firm defense, labor and employment, white-collar defense and investigations, and appellate and constitutional law.

Our team also provides client services in every significant area of antitrust and trade regulation law, such as civil antitrust litigation (including class actions), international cartel investigations and criminal litigation.  We boast an IP department that represents some of the largest local technology companies, and has litigated — and tried — significant IP cases in courts throughout the United States as well as at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The lawyers in our San Francisco transactional teams regularly represent Silicon Valley’s heaviest hitters in public and private matters, including make-or-break business deals.  Recent corporate matters include M&A, equity and debt offerings, cross-border transactions, securities regulation, corporate governance, executive compensation and global finance.  The San Francisco office also has one of the largest real estate groups of any U.S. law firm.  We are proud to work on some of the most sophisticated financings and land use deals in the world.  The San Francisco land use team has played a central role in several of the most significant development and redevelopment projects reshaping the United States, as well as the local landscape.

Gibson Dunn’s “client first” culture ensures that all of our lawyers remain involved with and available to our clients at all times.  This is the cornerstone of our global and local practice and has resulted in clients entrusting us with their most challenging and significant legal matters.

  • Chambers USA recommends the San Francisco office in the fields of Antitrust, Capital Markets, and Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use.
  • A Gibson Dunn partner was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Litigation – Antitrust “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco.
  • The Daily Journal named a San Francisco partner to its 2014 list of California’s Top 50 Development Lawyers, featuring “top attorneys whose work in the development arena significantly impacted projects that are helping to shape the transformation of cities.”
  • The Recorder named a San Francisco partner to its 2014 Top 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law list.
  • Law360 named a San Francisco partner among its Rising Stars for 2015, selected based on their “career accomplishments in their respective practice areas.”