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 three-judge panel arbitration. The 2012 edition of Legal 500 recommended John for his “subject-matter expertise and a business-focused approach.” In 2013, Benchmark Litigation also recognized John as a local (Washington, DC) “Litigation Star” and ranked him in the National Tier 1 level (one of only 11 for insurance nationally).
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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.