John Gibson, a Partner in Crowell & Moring LLP, is a successful “save-the-company” litigator. His clients include top technology companies, healthcare companies, and professional sports teams. His practice focuses on antitrust and other legal issues affecting technology. He is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2018 editions) and is co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Council.
Gibson is a champion for diversity/inclusion and social justice. A former teammate of NBA Hall-of-Famer Magic Johnson, he was the LA Clippers’ lead trial lawyer in diversity and inclusion-related litigation after the NBA suspended the then-owner for racist comments. Winning the trial enabled then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to complete his widely-acclaimed purchase of the team, avoiding a potential walkout of the NBA’s star players.
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.
Gibson earned his A.B. from Harvard, where he was a John Harvard Scholar (top 5 percent of undergraduate students), and his J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Law Review.