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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3197
Phone: (213) 229-7000


Employer Type: Private
Chairman & Managing Partner: Kenneth M. Doran
Chair of Firmwide Hiring Committee: Steven E. Sletten

Total No. Attorneys 2018: 1,388

Base Salary

All offices
1st year: $190,000
2nd year: $200,000
3rd year: $220,000
4th year: $255,000
5th year: $280,000
6th year: $305,000
7th year: $325,000
8th year: $340,000
Summer associate: $3,700/week

Summer Associate Offers

127 out of 130 (2Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Century City, CA
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Hong Kong
São Paulo

Major Departments & Practices

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Appellate & Constitutional Law
Business Restructuring & Reorganization
Capital Markets
Class Actions
Corporate Governance
Corporate Transactions
Crisis Management
Electronic Discovery and Information Law
Emerging Technologies
Energy & Infrastructure
Energy Regulation & Litigation
Environmental Litigation & Mass Tort
Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products
Financial Institutions
Global Finance
Government & Commercial Contracts
Health Care
Information Technology and Data Privacy
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade Regulation & Compliance
Labor & Employment
Land Use & Development
Latin America
Law Firm Defense
Life Oil & Gas Sciences
Media, Entertainment & Technology
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Product Liability
Public Policy
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
Securities Enforcement
Securities Litigation
Securities Regulation
Strategic Sourcing and Technology Transactions
Transnational Litigation and Foreign Judgments
White Collar Defense & Investigations