The Legal Intelligencer Names Hogan Lovells Partner Virginia Gibson Among “Top Lateral Hires” in 2010

PHILADELPHIA, 15 February 2011 — Virginia A. Gibson, former Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has been named among the “Top Lateral Hires” in 2010 by The Legal Intelligencer. Gibson joined Hogan Lovells US LLP in November 2010 as a partner in the Philadelphia office and a member of the Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice group.

Gibson is a highly qualified investigation, litigation, and trial lawyer who worked as a U.S. federal prosecutor for 24 years, serving most recently as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney in Pennsylvania where she oversaw all healthcare and government fraud, among other matters. She has also served as First Assistant and Chief of the Civil Division in that office. In a write-up explaining their selection of Gibson, The Legal Intelligencer noted that she “has held some of the highest positions within two U.S. attorney’s offices,” and that she “most recently oversaw all health care and government fraud cases, taking  a lead on most of the major qui tam settlements with pharmaceutical companies in recent years.”

Prior to her work for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Gibson was with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, where she held the positions of First Assistant, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Civil Chief. Her tenures in both U.S. Attorneys' Offices have placed her at the forefront of civil False Claims Act and qui tam enforcement as well as civil and criminal enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and other government fraud statutes. Gibson has played a central role in some of the largest and most significant pharmaceutical and medical device prosecutions the U.S. Department of Justice has undertaken in recent years. Under her leadership in Pennsylvania and Delaware, these offices recovered $5 billion for Medicare and Medicaid and secured significant industry changes in pharmaceutical, PBM, hospital, and nursing home fraud prosecutions. She has also served on the Deputy Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Working Group and the Assistant Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Task Force.

Gibson has received numerous awards for her work from the Department of Justice and the Attorney General. Other agencies, including the President's (and the IG's) Council on Integrity and Efficiency, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the FDA Office of Criminal Investigations, the Army Criminal Investigative Division, and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, have recognized her fraud prosecutions. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency gave her its Bronze Star.

Gibson has served as Board Member and President of the Support Center for Child Advocates. She also taught healthcare fraud as an adjunct professor at Rutgers, Temple, and Widener Law Schools.

She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law (cum laude), where she served as articles editor of Law Review. Gibson received her B.A. from DePauw University in Indiana.

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