VICE CHAIR, INSURANCE RECOVERY PRACTICE GROUP
John Gibbons is a partner in Blank Rome’s policyholder-only insurance recovery practice, formerly the insurance practice of Dickstein Shapiro LLP. His national practice focuses on advising corporate policyholders about their insurance policy rights and recovery insurance assets, either through negotiation or trial.
John 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 multiweek jury trials, and a large multinational engineering services corporation in a multiweek jury trial involving more than $250 million of insurance. John’s trial practice includes matters under Liability, Property, Cargo, Trade-Credit/Credit Risk, and Representation & Warranty insurance policies. In addition to his trial practice, John guides clients through the insurance claim process, negotiating favorable resolutions for his policyholder clients.
John is a principal author of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Insurance Primer/InfoPak, including editions released from 2012 to present. John is recognized by Chambers, Benchmark, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Euromoney for his professional accomplishments.
In the past decade, John has, through negotiations, litigation, and trial verdicts, enforced clients’ rights to well over a billion dollars’ worth of insurance. Recently, he has focused his attention on emerging areas of interest for policyholders, including risks attendant to international business operations, assertions of various forms of financial and property losses, liabilities for business operations and conduct, and product liability and environmental liability issues.