Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

1.5K - 2K


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

213 total (191 2Ls; 22 1Ls)


Base Salary

1st year: $215,000.00 

Vault Verdict

Firm's Response

About the Firm

Associate Reviews


  • “The culture is very collegial and probably as pleasant as it gets among peer firms, notwithstanding the fast-paced practice setting. Since returning to the office, we regularly have firm-sponsored lunches, desserts, etc. At least daily, I have a coffee, a drink, or a meal with colleagues. The staff is extremely supportive and collaborative.”
  • “We have a social and fun culture, but it is not all-consuming. People here typically have families, so there's not a constant ‘play hard’ mentality. We have a lot of fun and let loose, but it's not an every night type of thing.”
  • “Everyone is respectful and friendly, and communication is direct with little feeling of hierarchy between staff, attorneys, and partners. Socialization is more limited due to pandemic restrictions, but has been enjoyable when done remotely.”

Why Work Here

A Leader in Every Sense

Gibson Dunn is a full-service global law firm advising on some of today’s most complex and significant matters.  We are known for excellence in the practice of law and are committed to providing the very highest level of legal services.  We offer unparalleled, innovative thinking for clients with the most challenging needs and aspire to handle all matters as partners with, and not merely as service providers to, our clients. 

Gibson Dunn has ten offices in the United States and ten international offices.  Despite that geographic spread, we operate as a single, unified law firm.  Our attorneys work together in seamless teamwork across borders, jurisdictions and legal disciplines, finding the right combination of talent and resources for each unique matter entrusted to us by our diverse, multinational client base.

Diversity at Gibson Dunn

"Gibson Dunn is deeply committed to the promotion of diversity. The focus of our diversity efforts is to expand the recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys through mentoring and other initiatives, and to maintain and expand the Firm's profile in the communities in which it serves. Gibson Dunn believes that diversity among lawyers is essential to our continued success as one of the preeminent law firms in the world. In an increasingly global world, we understand that it is crucial that we incorporate diverse competencies, experiences..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “Top grades are a must, even from top schools. But once you meet the cut-off, the focus is fit. Because of the free-market system, candidates that show they can do well in a group setting, work well in a team, and take initiative are valued.”
  • “The firm requires stellar academics and intellectual curiosity. Stand out credentials and other work experiences are highly valued. The firm actively seeks diverse candidates.”
  • “The firm places a strong emphasis on collegiality in candidates and associates. It is important that candidates be able and willing to work as part of a team and not constantly compete with other associates. The firm does provide training and guidelines for associates conducting interviews.”