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At a Glance
Uppers

“The flexibility and collegiality”

“Family-friendly”

“Excellent quality of work and hardworking colleagues”

Downers

“Difficulties arising from being a smaller, satellite office such as having to request checks from the San Francisco office”

“The pay and compensation structure”

“No 401(k) match”

About Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

In a few short decades, Gordon & Rees has grown from a small insurance defense firm to a national firm of more than 500 attorneys with 32 different practice areas. This all-fronts covered approach has earned Gordon Rees a client base that has grown fast enough to fuel a speed of light expansion of 26 offices across the country.

Cradle to Grave

In 1974, San Francisco attorneys Stuart Gordon and Donald Rees—both still active partners at the firm—founded a litigation boutique specializing in insurance defense. Over the last three decades, Gordon & Rees has expanded into a full-service firm with a national presence. Gordon Rees is also now the 13th largest firm in its home state of California.

For Gordon & Rees, the frontier has always been to the east. From its San Francisco headquarters, the firm has branched out, leaving a trail of flags all the way to New York. In 2012 alone, Gordon & Rees opened offices in St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Carlsbad, CA, Tyson’s Corner, VA, Rapid City, SD and Washington, DC. In 2013 it opened offices in Philadelphia and Raleigh. Although the firm has not crossed the international divide yet, some of its attorneys are licensed to practice north of the border in Canada, and across the pond in England, Wales and Hong Kong.

Gordon & Rees is proud of the fact that many of its lawyers who set foot in the firm as young’uns stay through their working life. The firm’s current managing partner Dion Cominos, for example, started as a summer associate in the 1980s and never left. 

Shake Weight!

In addition to healthy practices in labor, insurance, business transactions and commercial litigation, Gordon & Rees also has a winning intellectual property team. In recent years, the firm’s IP attorneys handled a dispute between California locales Huntington Beach and Santa Cruz to see which got the right to call itself “Surf City USA.” Also recently, the team successfully defended Fitness IQ—makers of the latest fitness trend and SNL/South Park comedic target the “Shake Weight”—against claims that the device didn’t work.

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 986-5900

Stats

Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Dion M. Caminos

Total No. Attorneys 2018: 500

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Austin, GA
Baltimore, MD
Carlsbad, CA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Florham Park, NJ
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Long Island, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburg, PA
Portland, OR
Raleigh, NC
Rapid City, SD
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tysons Corner, VA
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Antitrust
Appellate
Aviation
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights
Business Transactions
Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Construction
D&O and Securities Litigation
Drug & Medical Device
Employment
Environmental/Toxic Tort
ERISA
Franchise Law
Green Technology & Climate Change
Health Care
Hospitality
Insurance
Intellectual Property
International
Labor
Life, Health & Disability
Life Sciences
Maritime
Professional Liability Defense
Real Estate
Sports, Media & Entertainment
Tax, Wealth Management & Probate
Tort & Product Liability
Trust, Fiduciary & Probate Litigation
Unfair Competition
White Collar Criminal Defense