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   3John F. GibbonsChicago(312) 476-5017gibbonsj@gtlaw.comgibbonsj@gtlaw.comGreenberg Traurig LLPwww.gtlaw.comwww.gtlaw.comgibbons.jpg Commercial LitigationCriminal Defense Law: White CollarClass Action DefenseRICO/Complex Civil LitigationPolice Brutality/CorruptionFinancial Institution FraudCriminal Tax
John F.
Greenberg Traurig LLP
77 W Wacker Dr Ste 3100
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 476-5017 Fx.(312) 456-8435
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Commercial Litigation    Class Action Defense
Criminal Defense Law: White Collar    RICO/Complex Civil Litigation
    Police Brutality/Corruption
    Financial Institution Fraud
    Criminal Tax
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Gibbons is a co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Chicago Office. He served as an assistant United States 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 currently handles a broad range of civil and criminal matters for national corporations, financial institutions, brokerage houses, pension funds, real estate entities, and individuals, including fraud, breach of contract, class action, RICO, civil rights, commercial and criminal securities cases, ERISA, grand jury investigations, white collar defense, corporation internal investigations, and appeals.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Represented an international construction conglomerate in a wide-ranging antitrust investigation conducted by the U.S. Justice Department and Canadian Bureau of Competition.

Represented numerous individuals being investigated by the SEC, NASD and/or U.S. Attorney's Office for alleged securities fraud or related activities.

Represented a large property management company in an environmental investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office and City of Chicago relating to lead paint being present in various properties.

Represented an international aircraft company in a joint investigation by the U.S. and Italian governments relating to false invoices and a fraudulent billing scheme.

Represented a multi-national corporation in an investigation by U.S. authorities relating to whether corporate executives engaged in deceptive accounting practices thereby deceiving third-parties.

Represented a large Canadian pension fund manager and a real estate investment company in litigation alleging failure to live up to loan commitment and acquisition agreement in acquisition of a publicly owned real estate investment trust, fraud and conspiracy.

Represented a Fortune 100 Company in a class action complaint alleging that the company fraudulently mislabeled the nutrients in their lines of pasta sauce.

Represented a national software company in a RICO class action suit brought by individuals who allegedly sustained losses from Internet gambling.

Represented a large multi-national company in a class action suit by persons claiming consumer fraud and product liability relating to certain products manufactured by client.

Represented a national commercial real estate company in an ACLU First Amendment test case against owners of a large shopping mall.

Represented a prominent background investigative company accused of breach of contract and fraud in the performance of its duties.

Represented a multi-billion dollar pension plan in a RICO investigation conducted by U.S. authorities relating to the investment of the fund's assets.

Represented a Fortune 100 company accused of fraud and various other federal offenses in the securing of various contracts.

Represented key employees of a multi-national corporation accused of defrauding consumers through the advertising and sale of certain products that were known to be defective.

Represented a national commercial real estate company in a class action race discrimination case.

Represented a national restaurant chain in a breach of contract and RICO suit brought by certain Illinois franchisees.

Represented an Ohio company in various proceedings growing out of fraud allegations leveled by the government and various investors related to certain private placements.

Represented a national cellular telephone provider in a case of first impression as to whether state law regulated a telecommunications company's right to erect certain equipment on private land.

Represented a national real estate developer in a breach of contract suit regarding the services performed in constructing a large shopping complex.

Retained by the City of Chicago to prosecute a high profile police brutality case in which four police officers were alleged to have wrongfully shot and killed an unarmed citizen, LaTanya Haggerty.

Retained by the City of Chicago to prosecute a high profile fraud case involving a police lieutenant's manipulation of Chicago Police Department's computerized gun records.

Bar Admissions:  

Date of Birth:  1959

Law School:  University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1985
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude; Associate Editor, Notre Dame Law Review, 1983-1985

Undergraduate School:  University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1982

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Special Prosecutor for the City of Chicago on police brutality and corruption cases, 1998-Present
Secretary of State's Securities Advisory Committee, 1994-1998
Financial Institution Fraud Committee, 1995-1996
United State Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award, 1992

Firm Description:  
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250. In Mexico, the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig, S.C., and in the U.K., as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio Santa Maria with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards.

    Additional Office Locations:  
    Albany, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Beach County North, Palm Beach County South, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tel Aviv, Tysons Corner, Washington, D.C., and White Plains

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