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Greenberg Traurig’s John F. Gibbons Inducted as American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow

CHICAGO – March 5, 2019 – John F. Gibbons, shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP and co-managing shareholder of its Chicago office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony took place recently before an audience of 570 at the 2019 Spring Meeting of the College in La Quinta, California.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Although there are currently more than 5,800 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, membership never exceeds more than one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

Gibbons has more than 30 years of experience handling a broad range of civil and criminal matters for national corporations, financial institutions, brokerage houses, pension funds, real estate entities, and individuals, including fraud, FCA, breach of contract, trade secret, class action, civil rights, commercial and criminal securities cases, grand jury investigations, white collar defense, FCPA issues, corporate internal investigations and appeals. He has advised many corporate clients on issues confronting them on an everyday basis and has been responsible for matters pending before the Justice Department, SEC, NASD, EPA and various Attorney General and state regulatory bodies. He previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles for six years and as the supervisor of the Financial Crime and Government Fraud Unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School.

Gibbons joins the ranks of distinguished Greenberg Traurig colleagues who are also Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, including: Barry Richard, a shareholder in the Litigation Practice; Mark F. Bideau, managing shareholder of the West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices; and James R. Leahy, chair of the firm's Energy Litigation Practice.

About Greenberg Traurig – Chicago: Greenberg Traurig's Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 160 today. Lawyers in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.