James R. McGibbon: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

James R. McGibbon


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Crisis Management
  • Nuclear
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
Contact InfoTelephone: 404.853.8122
University Princeton University, A.B., cum laude
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude Editor, Harvard Law Review
Admitted1972, Massachusetts; 1973, Georgia

Professional Activities
Founder and Initial Chair, Health Care Law Section, State Bar of Georgia (1992-1993)
Chair, Antitrust Section, State Bar of Georgia (1989-1990)

BornBuffalo, New York, April 3, 1946

Jim McGibbon provides the firm's clients with experienced antitrust representation in connection with mergers and other business transactions, and defends them against related governmental investigations. He also litigates antitrust cases on behalf of his clients, including both private class actions and criminal defense. Jim offers strategic guidance that reflects a seasoned understanding of client business objectives and industry-specific economics. He has represented clients in both traditional industries, like construction materials, paper and textiles, and in more technologically advanced sectors, such as payment processing, pharmaceuticals and defense. Jim also works with clients in highly regulated industries like health care, energy and insurance, coordinating with the firm's regulatory attorneys who deal with the relevant administrative agencies.

Jim regularly represents clients in antitrust merger investigations conducted by federal agencies, including “second request” investigations. He advises clients in criminal grand jury investigations of alleged price fixing and market allocation as well as in civil investigations of alleged exclusionary practices. Jim has defended private treble action claims for price fixing in oil, manufacturing, health care diagnostics, chemical distribution, insurance and agricultural businesses. In addition to antitrust litigation, Jim handles government investigations and private litigation relating to alleged deceptive advertising and related consumer protection issues. He also has substantial litigation experience with complex commercial disputes in arenas that include franchising and health care.

Selected Experience

Sutherland secures agreement of plaintiff to dismiss case against oil company and sovereign nation.

Sutherland successfully defends grand jury investigation of alleged antitrust violations.

Sutherland advises British Nuclear Fuels in $5.4 billion auction.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of antitrust law (2011-2015)

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Crisis Response & Incident Investigation


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Court Rules on Antitrust Claims Arising from Changes to Electricity Pricing Plans for Home Solar Users
Tracey K. Ledbetter,James R. McGibbon,James A. Orr, November 17, 2015
A federal court allowed certain antitrust and state law claims brought by an installer of distributed solar energy systems against Arizona’s Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (SRP) to move forward in litigation. As reported in a recent Sutherland Legal Alert,...

Supreme Court Holds Dismissal of Individual Case in MDL Proceedings Is Immediately Appealable
James R. McGibbon,Robert D. Owen,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Lewis S. Wiener, February 13, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held today in Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp., No. 13-1174, that an order disposing of an individual case previously consolidated with other cases for multidistrict litigation (MDL) pretrial proceedings is a final appealable decision under 28 U.S.C. § 1291.

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James R. McGibbon

999 Peachtree Street, N.E.
AtlantaGA 30309-3996


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