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Crowell & Moring Partner John Gibson Recognized Among Savoy Magazine’s '2018 Most Influential Black Lawyers' List

Irvine, Calif. – July 12, 2018: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that John S. Gibson, a litigation partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group, has been named to Savoy magazine’s 2018 “Most Influential Black Lawyers” list. The list features the “best of the best” of African-American lawyers – partners within leading national law firms, as well as corporate and general counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations – who are widely recognized for their professionalism, protection of rights, and community service.

With more than 25 years of experience, Gibson has led numerous class action, antitrust, and unfair-competition engagements. Savoy notes that Gibson is “a successful ‘save-the-company’ litigator” representing Fortune 500 companies, top technology and healthcare companies, and professional sports teams. As chair of Crowell & Moring’s 3D Printing Digital Transformation Working Group, he also partners with clients to help them bring new products to market in the fourth industrial revolution.

Referring to Gibson as “a champion for diversity/inclusion and social justice,” the publication notes that he successfully represented the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers in litigation after the league suspended the team’s prior owner for racist comments in 2014. The courtroom victory cleared the way for then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s heralded purchase of the franchise.

Savoy also adds that “in one of his significant pro bono matters, Gibson secured the first federal court order in the U.S. requiring a school district to accommodate the service dog of a student with autism.”

In addition to his practice, John serves as co-chair of the firm’s diversity council. He also plays an active role in the community and has served on the executive committee and board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation and holds committee leadership positions in the Orange County Bar Association.

Click here to read Gibson’s complete profile in Savoy.

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About Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group

Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group is recognized as one of the leading practices in the United States and around the world. Clients engage the firm to help navigate their most complex competition law issues, including: international merger control; private damages actions; cartel investigations and litigation; government investigations; and counseling and compliance. The group’s approximately 80 lawyers routinely represent industry-leading companies in some of the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in recent history – including successful DOJ clearance of AT&T’s $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV, one of the 20 largest transactions of all time – as well as in both affirmative recovery and defense-side antitrust litigation. The firm’s antitrust litigators have achieved major results, including ongoing defense of United Airlines, DuPont, CSX, leading health care distributor Owens & Minor, and Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, as well as the recovery of more than a billion dollars for antitrust clients including Oracle, General Motors, and Motorola.

About Crowell & Moring LLP 

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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