Our Firm


Gordon & Rees was founded in San Francisco in 1974 by Stuart Gordon and Donald Rees, both of whom remain active in the life of the firm. Gordon & Rees was founded on the two key principles of dedication to clients and dedication to employees.  Stu and Don created a firm with a unique culture, proven by the fact that many of the firm's lawyers and employees have not worked anywhere else. In 2014, the name of the firm was expanded to Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, adding Miles Scully and Roger Mansukhani in order to recognize their significant roles in the firm’s rapid growth over the past decade. 

In just over 40 years, Gordon & Rees has grown from a small defense firm to a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 850 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, including lawyers admitted in Mexico and Hong Kong.

Three Moves Ahead®

An AmLaw 200 firm, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the five fastest-growing law firms in the country.  Responding to the needs of our clients, Gordon & Rees continues to add and deepen its national practices and pursue additional office opening opportunities when it best serves our clients' needs.


Our Founders

Photo of Stuart Gordon and Donald Rees, G&R's founding partners.

Stuart Gordon and Don Rees at the firm's Partnership Retreat in 2015.

G&R Fast Facts

  • Full-service firm focusing on complex litigation and sophisticated business transactions
  • More than 850 lawyers admitted across the United States, as well as Mexico and Hong Kong
  • #40 in Law360 list of largest law firms by domestic attorney headcount
  • #63 in NLJ 500 list of largest law firms by global attorney headcount
  • #103 in AmLaw 200
  • #42 in American Lawyer Diversity Scorecard
  • Top 100 Firm for Minority Attorneys, Law360
  • Top 50 Firm for Female Attorneys, National Law Journal
  • Go-To Law Firm® for Labor & Employment, and Litigation