San Francisco

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s San Francisco office advises local, U.S. and international clients across the full spectrum of disciplines including high stakes litigation and internal investigations, complex corporate transactions, real estate, land use and development and cybersecurity.  Our lawyers support companies at all stages of business, from start-ups and new ventures to established multinational corporations, 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

Our trial and appellate lawyers are recognized experts who cover a broad array of subject matter including white collar defense and investigations, intellectual property, securities, corporate governance, real estate and privacy law.  Other areas of particularized focus include life sciences, law firm defense, labor and employment, healthcare, 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 Federal Circuit and 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 and land use 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 recognizes the San Francisco office in the fields of Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Investigations and Business Crime Defense, Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use, and Appellate Law.
  • The Recorder named a San Francisco Partner to its 2018 list of  Women Leaders in Tech Law and The Center For Women In Law named her as a  Women Leading in Law Power Player.
  • Law360 named a San Francisco Partner a nationwide Cybersecurity & Privacy MVP for 2018. The American Lawyer also named the partner as its national “Litigator of the Week,” in recognition of his victory in a high-profile data breach matter. Law360 had previously featured the partner in its story recognizing Gibson Dunn as “Privacy Group of the Year,” for 2017.
  • A San Francisco Land Use and Development Partner and Of Counsel were named to the 2017 California Lawyer of the Year by The Daily Journal for their work leading the Golden State Warriors Mixed-used and Event Center Development legal team.
  • The Recorder has named a San Francisco partner as a “Women Leader in Tech Law,” for the last three years and The Daily Journal recognized her as a “2017 Top Woman Lawyer”.
  • The Daily Journal recognized two Gibson Dunn San Francisco cases in its annual feature on the most significant verdicts and appellate reversals in California for 2017; Bastidas v. Good Samaritan Hospital LP, and U.S. ex rel. Winter v. Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center Inc..
  • The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America© have recognized San Francisco White Collar Litigation and Investigations partners as among the best in the United States and in key jurisdictions in California.
  • LMG Life Sciences named Gibson Dunn the 2017 Finance & Transactional Firm of the Year in both the Corporate and M&A categories and recognized a San Francisco partner as attorney-of-the-year in the category of Licensing & Collaboration.
  • The American Lawyer named a San Francisco partner as its national “Litigator of the Week,” in recognition of his victory in a high-profile data breach matter and Law360 featured the partner in its story recognizing Gibson Dunn as “Privacy Group of the Year,” for 2017.