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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP was founded in 1890. Beginning life as a Los Angeles firm, Gibson Dunn has cultivated enough top-tier legal talent and worked on enough marquee cases to become a major player in the legal arena, even gaining influence in other stronghold legal markets such as New York City and Washington, D.C.



Gibson Dunn prides itself on its independent thinking and problem-solving capabilities that allow it to meet virtually every client’s needs. Known for practicing nearly everything under the sun, it is particularly strong in the areas of litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and even appellate law. Gibson Dunn achieved some notoriety from its involvement in the landmark case, Bush v. Gore.[1]

As with every other top law firm out there, Gibson Dunn strives to maintain a diverse workforce. It attempts to further its diversity goals through its diversity committee, affinity groups, and recruiting efforts, hoping to bring in talent with varied life experiences and differing viewpoints. Gibson Dunn views diversity as an asset and believes a diverse workforce can better serve the needs of its clients around the world.[2]

Gibson Dunn understands that the practice of law is a privilege and strives to make legal representation accessible to anyone, even those who cannot pay. Gibson Dunn has committed to try to get each of its attorneys to contribute at least 60 hours to pro bono matters each year. As of 2010, the firm not only met that goal, but exceeded it with an average of 132 hours contributed by each attorney for the year. Gibson Dunn attorneys are also active in various public service organizations, contributing time and resources to help those in need.[3]

Gibson Dunn Practice Areas

Gibson Dunn works in 40 areas of specialized practice within the law.[4]

Gibson Dunn Offices

Gibson Dunn serves its clients from its seventeen offices around the globe.[5]

  • Brussels
  • Century City
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Orange County
  • Palo Alto
  • Paris
  • San Francisco
  • Sao Paulo
  • Singapore
  • Washington, D.C.

Gibson Dunn’s headquarters can be found in Los Angeles, California.[6]

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197

Phone: (213) 229-7000
Web: www.gibsondunn.com

Gibson Dunn Size

Gibson Dunn employs well over 1000 attorneys across 17 offices worldwide.[7]

Gibson Dunn Recruiting

Associates at Gibson Dunn praise the quality of the work, the firm’s culture, and the people around them. Complaints usually centered around office politics, a lack of diversity, and often receiving assignments with short deadlines or little to no notice.[8]

Gibson Dunn’s greatest recruiting tool is its summer associates program, but it also sends a team to over 27 law schools across the country to interview other candidates. Gibson Dunn also conducts lateral hires of experienced attorneys, and places a premium (usually in the form of a bonus) on candidates who have completed judicial clerkships.[9]

Gibson Dunn Salary and Bonuses

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year


2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year $230,000 Yes
6th Year $250,000 Yes
7th Year

8th Year


Based on May 2007 numbers.[10]


  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Gibson-Dunn-&-Crutcher-LLP?companyId=392
  2. http://www.gibsondunn.com/Diversity/Pages/TheFacts.aspx
  3. http://www.gibsondunn.com/ProBono/Pages/OurCommitment.aspx
  4. http://www.gibsondunn.com/Practices/Pages/default.aspx
  5. http://www.gibsondunn.com/Offices/default.aspx
  6. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/profile?companyId=392
  7. http://nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f053701&orgtypeid=F
  8. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Gibson-Dunn-&-Crutcher-LLP?companyId=392
  9. http://www.gibsondunn.com/gd_files/swf/index.htm
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=CA3000



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