GCR 100 - 17th Edition

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

10 January 2017

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher remains one of the world’s very best competition practices, and indeed we rank it as the world’s second-best practice for cartel defence work, both in the criminal context in the US and internationally. While former practice co-leader and criminal antitrust veteran Gary Spratling retired this year, his longtime protégé and former senior US enforcer Scott D Hammond has helped to maintain the firm’s reputation as a wellspring of knowledge and understanding about how international cartel enforcement works and how to navigate the system if exposed. But the firm is far more than a cartel defence shop; practice co-heads Peter Sullivan, Dan Swanson and Sean Royall bring deep experience in mergers, litigation and conduct work, and the 41 partners practice-wide are the fifth-largest group in our rankings. Gibson also boasts the second-most former enforcement officials in its partnership – a number that grew this year when it hired Eric Stock from the New York Attorney General’s Office.