James R. McGibbon

James R. McGibbon: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


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 has defended clients in criminal grand jury investigations of alleged price fixing and market allocation; in federal and state civil investigations of alleged price fixing and exclusionary practices; and in class action litigation asserting claims of alleged price fixing or market allocation in oil, manufacturing, health care diagnostics, 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. His substantial litigation experience includes handling complex commercial disputes in matters that include franchising and health care.

Client Tools

•Crisis Response & Incident Investigation

Selected Experience

Lead counsel for British Nuclear Fuels plc in the $5.4 billion auction sale of its U.S. subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company, to Toshiba Corporation.
Secured dismissal of a class action alleging price fixing against our oil company client.
Defended a reagent manufacturer in a grand jury investigation of alleged antitrust violations and in related private class action litigation.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of antitrust law (2011-2017)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Automotive
  • Nuclear
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
  • Crisis Management
  • Class Action Defense
  • Corporate Crime and Investigations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Princeton University, A.B., cum laude
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Editor, Harvard Law Review
Year of First admission:
1972, 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)

Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, April 3, 1946

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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