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Chairman: Scott D Gilbert

Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 32

Languages: English 

Firm Overview: 

Gilbert LLP is a Washington, DC-based law firm focused on building long-term partnerships with its clients by devising strategic, enterprising paths to forge the most favorable outcomes possible. Gilbert’s expertise reaches far beyond its original, groundbreaking work in insurance law. The firm’s specialty is complex dispute resolution, and it brings unmatched insight and innovation to every problem it confronts. Gilbert attorneys are relentlessly goal-oriented, breaking new ground and accomplishing what others can’t in diverse commercial and public sectors.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Insurance Recovery & Risk Management: 

Gilbert LLP lawyers have helped clients recover more than $40 billion in insurance assets.

Whether its clients face mass torts, third-party claims, government investigations, business losses or natural disasters, Gilbert maximizes insurance recovery quickly and efficiently. Its lawyers have decades of experience negotiating with, and as necessary, litigating against, insurers. Gilbert LLP also advise clients on risk management, analyzing and designing insurance policies and other risk-transfer mechanisms before problems arise.

Strategy & Transactions: 

Gilbert counsels companies on due diligence issues related to billion-dollar transactions. The firm’s lawyers have advised clients on matters ranging from recurring business issues to one-of-a-kind novel transactions and potentially existential threats, and have negotiated bilateral business deals and first-impression multiparty settlements.

The firm employs a broad range of mechanisms, some of which its lawyers invented, to deal with otherwise intractable liability problems, including alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation and arbitration, corporate reorganizations, joint claim-processing facilities, bankruptcy mechanisms including ‘pre-packaged’ plans of reorganization, risk-transfer mechanisms such as excess of risk insurance policies, and assignments of insurance proceeds to tort claimants. Firm Chairman Scott Gilbert was a pioneer in the use of ADR to resolve insurance coverage disputes and was the principal drafter of the Wellington Agreement, an insurance treaty that remains one of the largest insurance settlements in US history.

Bankruptcy, Receiverships & Trusts: 

Gilbert advises corporations, creditor committees, receiverships and post-bankruptcy trusts in connection with bankruptcies, insolvencies and related proceedings. Whether representing a debtor in complex negotiations, creditor committees in a courtroom, clients in a boardroom or trusts created by a bankruptcy plan, the firm pursues its clients’ interests strategically, assertively and effectively. It pioneered the use of pre-packaged bankruptcies in mass-tort cases, and we have participated in and resolved some of the most challenging and complex bankruptcies in US history.

Litigation: 

Gilbert brings to its litigation practice the same insight and strategic focus that it brings to all of the firm’s complex dispute resolution work. Whether it’s commercial insurance recovery, mass tort, antitrust, bankruptcy, or any other matter requiring resolution, the firm’s litigators are relentlessly goal-oriented, winning victories in court that often exceed client expectations. In commercial insurance disputes, the breadth and depth of its experience is unmatched. But Gilbert’s expertise extends well beyond insurance. On any matter, the firm thoroughly evaluates the client’s problems, identifies the client’s goals, and then litigates when that path will provide the most effective and efficient outcome. The firm treats each of its client’s problems and challenges as though they were its own, always coordinating litigation with a range of other strategies.

Clients: 

The firm’s clients include business entities, debtors and creditors in bankruptcy matters, trusts and committees formed in such cases, law firms, accounting firms and other professional organizations, non-profits and individuals. Gilbert LLP also has a very robust public service practice representing individuals and public interest organizations.

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700 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Suite 400

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20003

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