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Gibson Dunn ranked in the 2022 US Legal 500

June 22, 2022

Gibson Dunn has earned 55 practice area rankings, including 17 top rankings in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 – USA. Thirteen associates have been named to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals who receive consistent feedback from their clients for their continued excellence. Twenty-nine partners have been named Leading Lawyers in their respective practices and another fifteen partners have been recognized as Next Generation Lawyers.

The company earned top rankings in the following categories:

  • Antitrust-Cartel
  • Antitrust – Civil litigation/class action: defense
  • Dispute Resolution – Appeal: Courts of Appeal
  • Dispute Resolution – Appeal: Supreme Courts (Federal and State)
  • Litigation – Corporate investigations and business criminal defense (business consulting)
  • Dispute Resolution – General Commercial Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution – International Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution – Leading Trial Lawyers
  • Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation: Defense
  • Sector focus – Environment: litigation
  • Sector focus – Transport: rail and road – litigation and regulations
  • Labor and employment – ​​Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
  • Media, technology and telecoms – Media and entertainment: litigation
  • Media, technologies and telecoms – Outsourcing
  • Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
  • Real Estate – Finance
  • Immovable

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for 2022 consists of: Jesse Sharf, Century City Partner (Real Estate & Construction – Real Estate); Michael P. Darden, Houston Partner (Energy Transactions – Oil & Gas); Los Angeles Partners Theodore Boutrous (Dispute Resolution – Appeal: Supreme Court, and Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action – Defense: Automobile/Transportation), Patrick Dennis (Environmental Litigation), Perlette Jura (Dispute Resolution – International Litigation) and Daniel Swanson (Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Actions – Defence); New York partners Peter Hanlon (Energy Transactions – Conventional Power), Stephen Nordahl (Media, technology and telecoms – Outsourcing) and Randy Mastro (Dispute resolution – International Litigation, General Commercial Disputes, and Leading Trial Lawyers); and Washington, DC partners Scott Hammond (Antitrust – Cartel), Theodore Olson (Dispute Resolution – Appeal: Supreme Court (Federal and State)), Richard Parker (Dispute Resolution – Antitrust – Civil Litigation/Class Action Defence) and F. Joseph Warin (Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense).

The partners named Leading Lawyers are:


  • Cynthia Richman, Partner in Washington, DC (Cartels and Civil Litigation/Class Actions – Defense)

Dispute Resolution:


  • New York partners Andrew Fabens (Capital Markets: Debt Offerings) and Douglas Horowitz (Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, High Yield Debt Offerings and Commercial Loans)
  • Scott Greenberg, New York Partner (Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate)

Focus on industry

  • Nicholas Politan, New York partner (Energy – renewable/alternative energy)
  • Stacie Fletcher, Partner in Washington, DC (Industry Focus – Environmental Litigation)
  • Deborah Stein, Los Angeles Partner (Insurance: Advice to Insurers)
  • Thomas Dupree Jr., Partner in Washington, DC (Transportation: Rail and Road – Litigation and Regulatory)

Intellectual property

  • New York Partner Josh Krevitt (Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage))

Work and employment

M&A/Corporate and commercial

Media, technology and telecoms

Real estate and construction


Partners named Next Generation Lawyers are: Los Angeles partners Abbey Hudson (Industry Focus – Environment – ​​Litigation), Benyamin Ross (Media, technology and telecoms – Media and Entertainment – ​​Transactional) and Douglas Champion (Real Estate and Construction – Land use/zoning ); New York partners Anne Champion (Dispute resolution – International litigation), Joshua Brody (Finance – Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate), Madalyn Miller (Industry Focus – Transportation: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance), Daniel Angel (Media , technology and telecoms – Outsourcing and Technology Transactions), Noam Haberman (Real estate and construction – Real Estate Finance), Rahim Moloo (Dispute Resolution – International Arbitration) and Edward Wei (Tax – US taxes – non-contentious); Kahlil Yearwood, San Francisco Partner (Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate Financing); and Washington, D.C. partners Michael Perry (antitrust – merger control), Molly Senger (labour and employment – labor and employment disputes), Saul Mezei (tax – US tax – litigation) and Terrell Ussing (tax – US taxes – disputed).