John Gibbons is a Washington, DC-based partner who serves as the Insurance Coverage Group’s regional leader for the Mid-Atlantic. He is also leader of the group’s Business Conduct Liabilities Practice.
John’s national practice focuses on advising corporate policyholders about their insurance policy rights and recovery insurance assets, either through negotiation or trial. He maintains a particularly active trial practice that includes serving as trial counsel for a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a four-month trial, a Fortune 500 regulated utility in two separate multi-week jury trials, and a large multinational engineering services corporation in a multi-week jury trial involving more than $250 million of insurance. In 2014, Benchmark Litigation recognized John as a “Plaintiff Litigation Star” (Washington, DC). Washington, DC Super Lawyers also recognized John in its 2014 through 2015 editions and Legal 500 recommended John for his “subject-matter expertise and a business-focused approach.” John was a member of the Law360 Insurance editorial advisory board for two consecutive terms.
In the past decade, John has, through negotiations, litigation, and trial verdicts, enforced clients’ rights to more than $1 billion worth of insurance. Recently, John has focused his attention on emerging areas of interest for policyholders, including risks attendant to international business operations, assertions of various forms of liability for business conduct, and product liability and environmental liability issues.
John joined Dickstein Shapiro in 2000 and has in the past decade successfully handled a variety of insurance and commercial disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, John served as law clerk to the Honorable Ann O’Regan Keary, associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.