Robert B. Little is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, Private Equity, Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, Global Finance, and Corporate Transactions practice groups. Mr. Little serves on the Gibson Dunn Hiring Committee and is the hiring partner for the Dallas office.
Consistently recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthlyand as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Mr. Little’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions. He also advises business organizations regarding matters such as securities law disclosure, corporate governance, and fiduciary obligations. In addition, he represents investment funds and their sponsors along with investors in such funds. Mr. Little has represented clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, technology, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.
In 2013, Mr. Little was the youngest corporate M&A lawyer in Texas to receive a ranking by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers noted that Mr. Little “attracted a raft of glowing comments, with one interviewee noting: ‘He is very personable and one of the best lawyers in negotiations at keeping the relationship with the other side good. He is a fantastic lawyer with great commercial and interpersonal skills.’” Chambers 2014 observed that he has a “remarkable grasp of legal issues” and “provides outstanding legal work.”
Texas Lawyer named Mr. Little to its 2013 list of “Legal Leaders on the Rise” recognizing Texas lawyers under age 40 whose accomplishments distinguish them from their peers. In addition, Dallas Business Journal named Mr. Little to its list of Who’s Who in Energy 2013, featuring “the movers and shakers of the energy industry.”
Mr. Little received his law degree in 1998 with highest honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was named a Chancellor and a member of Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. He also holds a B.A. from Baylor University, where he graduatedsumma cum laude in 1995.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2011, Mr. Little was a partner in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins. He previously served as a law clerk to The Honorable Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Little is the 2014 Chairman of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section of the Dallas Bar Association and is admitted to practice in Texas. He is a frequent writer and speaker on corporate law matters.