Dan Gibbons is a trial attorney and appellate lawyer who represents both corporate clients and health care providers in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in New York, New Jersey and in the United States district courts.
An increasingly vital and important aspect of my work is assisting clients with protecting their valuable and highly sensitive business information through the use of restrictive covenants. An equally important part of my practice involves helping my clients remain competitive by hiring skilled and knowledgeable employees who may be subject to restrictive covenants. I regularly advise clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenants, in relation to hiring new restricted employees, and I assist clients with crafting effective policies, procedures, and agreements to ensure that their trade secrets are adequately protected.
I represent corporate clients in disputes and litigation involving all manner of commercial claims, such as breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenants, theft of company trade secrets, tortious interference with contracts, fraud, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices. I have worked in many different sectors, such as banking and finance, health care, communications, technology, construction, insurance, travel, retail clothing and apparel, trucking and transportation, alcohol and beverage and food service, manufacturing and film and media production and distribution.
I routinely represent health care providers in commercial disputes and in health care-specific matters related to the regulated health care industry, involving issues like physician privileges/medical staff challenges, physician contract disputes, including breach of restrictive covenants, vendor contract disputes, mental hygiene proceedings and guardianship proceedings related to the facilitation of patient decision-making processes and/or medically necessary procedures.
As the current administration eases current regulations in various business sectors and modifies the health care laws, I believe that transactions and activities will increase, which can result in additional exposure to litigation. Clients in this new market need attorneys who are able to understand their business needs and goals and who can integrate them within dispute resolution strategies and complex litigation tactics, when necessary.
New York Law Journal | August 28, 2019
This article is about a trucking businessman who is suing his former lawyers for malpractice related to losing a property dispute against Nixon Peabody client Frank Arnold. The coverage mentions Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partner Daniel Gibbons for leading the team that secured the trial victory—winning more than $3.8 million.
New York Law Journal | May 14, 2019
Long Island Complex Commercial Disputes partners Dan Gibbons and Jim Weller co-wrote this contributed article analyzing the use of restrictive covenants in physician contracts.
Law360 | March 27, 2018
Long Island commercial litigation partner Dan Gibbons successfully prevailed on the appeal of this case involving a class action over a utility billing system at a New Jersey apartment complex. Dan along with Los Angeles government investigations and white collar defense partner Jason Gonzalez and associate Neal Gauger represented Yes Energy Management Inc. in this matter.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Delaware, B.A., Economics
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
In 2015, Dan was named as one of New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars.
In 2012, Dan received the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award, which recognizes individuals whose dedication to excellence and leadership has had a positive impact on the legal profession and within the Long Island community.
In 2007, Dan Gibbons was appointed as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association Task Force on Court Reform. The Task Force analyzed issues confronting the New York court system and proposed recommendations to the New York State Bar Association for the formulation of corrective legislation.
Dan frequently provides pro bono legal services to United States military veterans and has represented former enlisted servicemen and servicewomen in matters related to veteran’s benefits and challenges to the characterization of discharge from the armed forces.