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					Leading Antitrust Litigation Attorney John Gibson
Joins Winston & Strawn’s Los Angeles Office

Los Angeles, April 22, 2008 – Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that prominent
business litigator John S. Gibson has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner in
its litigation practice. Gibson was previously a partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky &
Walker LLP.
“We are extremely pleased that John has joined our expanding Los Angeles office,” said
Laura R. Petroff, managing partner of the office. “Winston is building the premier
litigation practice in the area, and attracting attorneys like John, as well as other new and
highly- regarded litigation partners, demonstrates our commitment to this goal.”
Winston recently added prominent litigation partners David L. Aronoff and Gayle I.
Jenkins in Los Angeles, and Patrick M. Ryan in San Francisco.
“John is one of the nation’s most accomplished litigators, and he is a valuable addition to
our thriving practice,” said Neal Marder, chair of Winston’s Los Angeles litigation
practice. “His deep expertise in the most complex business disputes is a tremendous
complement to our established West Coast litigation capabilities.”
Gibson’s practice focuses on the representation of Fortune 500 companies in complex
civil litigation, including antitrust and unfair competition litigation, post-trial litigation,
class actions, commercial purchase disputes, lender-liability defense litigation and real
estate litigation in arbitration and state and federal courts throughout the U.S.
         At his previous firm, he served as chair of the firmwide real estate litigation group
and hiring partner in the Los Angeles office. Gibson previously served as vice president
and in house counsel for the Robert M. Bass Group, supervising real estate workout
litigation and transactions and advising companies in liquidating more than $6 billion in
troubled real estate assets acquired from American Savings and Loan Association.
Active in the legal community, Gibson was a speaker at the 2005 and 2007 annual
conferences of the California Minority Counsel Program. He is a member of the Los
Angeles County Bar Association’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section and a
member and former vice chair of the Real Property Section of the California State Bar.
Gibson, a former summer league teammate of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, is also a youth
basketball coach for the Amateur Athletic Union.
Gibson received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, where he
was a member of the Michigan Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree from
Harvard University, where he was a John Harvard Scholar.