This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2013
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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is one of the premier law firms in the world, and can call upon the services of more than 1,000 lawyers in 17 offices internationally. With a presence in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America and a history that stretches back to 1890, the firm stands out as “one of the prestige names in the international legal market” and its lawyers appear 53 times in our publications.
|GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP|
|TOTAL LISTINGS IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 53|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Banking||1||Labour & Employment||3|
|Business Crime Defence||4||M&A||4|
|Commercial Litigation||3||Private Funds||4|
|Competition||12||Product Liability Defence||1|
|Corporate Governance||6||Real Estate||5|
|Corporate Tax||1||Regulatory Communications||1|
|Environment||3||Trade & Customs||2|
|Insurance & Reinsurance||1|
The competition practice scores particularly highly. One of the top 10 practices in the world according to the GCR100 – published by our sister title Global Competition Review – the firm has 12 lawyers in the corresponding chapter here. The firm recently won the dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit against its client Occidental Petroleum Corporation and the firm is equally well known for its stellar cartel practice and merger work. Global co-chair of the practice group Daniel G Swanson is extremely highly rated, as is his “legendary” fellow co-chair Gary R Spratling, who ranks among the finest practitioners in the world. Peter Sullivan in New York is “first class for antitrust enforcement work”, while Joseph Kattan PC is extremely highly regarded for his work guiding clients such as Intel and Sony Music through the antitrust review process both at home and abroad. The firm is also very strong in Brussels, where Peter Alexiadis serves as partner-in-charge and is particularly well known for his communications practice, where he ranks among the global leaders. He was lead competition counsel before the European Commission in two of the world’s largest announced mergers: Vodafone/AirTouch and WorldCom/Sprint. Alongside him, David Wood is a veteran of the antitrust enforcement division of the European Commission (DG Competition) and is similarly well regarded in the market across the full spectrum of competition work.
The firm is also very well known for its corporate practice, and counts Amazon.com, Intel, Kraft Foods and Northrop Grumman among its clients. The firm particularly stands out in corporate governance where it sees six partners highlighted for their expertise. John Olson is a founding partner of the firm’s Washington, DC, office and exceptionally well known, while Amy Goodman co-chairs the securities regulation and corporate governance practice group and was described as “one of the pre-eminent authorities in the US”. James Moloney also co-chairs the practice from the Irvine, California office and is equally well respected. Jeffrey Chapman is co-chair of the firm’s M&A group and earns a place in both chapters. His peers rank him “at the top of any list”, and he stands out for his energy-related work.
Gibson Dunn’s private funds practice scores highly, with four nominees selected including the “market-leading” Edward Sopher. Chair of the investment funds practice, he counts Credit Suisse Alternative Investments and Gulf Capital among his clients. “FCPA guru” Joseph Warin is chair of the Washington, DC, litigation department and also co-chairs the firm’s white-collar defence and investigations group, which sees four of its members selected for inclusion. Also in DC, Theodore Olson is a former solicitor general of the United States and one of the pre-eminent practitioners in our commercial litigation research, where he leads two further highly recommended colleagues in the shape of Randy Mastro, co-chair of the firm’s litigation group and a “fantastic courtroom advocate”, and the very well-regarded Theodore Boutrous in Los Angeles.
The environmental practice is much sought after with three nominees selected, and Patrick Dennis is highlighted for his litigation, counselling and transactional expertise. On the labour and employment side, Eugene Scalia is nationally recognised for his skills as well as for his tenure as the principal legal officer of the US Department of Labor.
The firm appears in eight further practice area chapters, underlining the breadth of its expertise and the high regard in which it is held by clients and peers alike.
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