Virginia (Ginny) A. Gibson | Philadelphia | Hogan Lovells

Virginia (Ginny) A. Gibson

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Gibson Virginia

Virginia (Ginny) A. Gibson
Gibson Virginia
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"Her skill set is simply extraordinary."

Chambers USA

Ginny Gibson is there when the whistleblower calls, the subpoena lands, or the agents appear at the door with a warrant. She helps companies and executives ferret out compliance issues to self-correct. She defends against accusations of fraud and regulatory violations and helps clients resolve enforcement problems.

A trial lawyer for over 30 years, she tries civil cases and defends clients under federal and state criminal and civil scrutiny, finding solutions to legal and compliance issues and regulatory uncertainty while advancing business objectives. Because Ginny was a federal prosecutor for over 20 years, and the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Civil Chief in Delaware and Philadelphia, she knows the language to engage with the enforcement team to get results.

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"She is very responsive and thinks things through thoroughly. She is able to distill complicated matters into understandable pieces and communicate to clients well."

Chambers USA

Representative experience

Conducted internal investigations of academic credentials and grant issues at universities.

Secured declination of a federal off-label and grant fraud criminal and civil investigation for a pharmaceutical company.

Secured declination of a civil False Claims Act investigation involving Medicare coverage issues for a national health insurer.

Obtained a deferred prosecution and False Claims Act settlement for a pharmaceutical company for alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

Secured declination of Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act investigation of financial services offered by a bank client.

Represented witnesses in a major defense contract fraud criminal prosecution.

Represented a manufacturer in connection with a voluntary disclosure of Clean Water Act violations.

Represented a hospital in connection with a voluntary disclosure of potentially medically unnecessary surgeries.

Successfully defended academic safety net health system at full evidentiary hearing to defeat FTC and Pennsylvania Attorney General effort to stop merger.

Represented global pharmaceutical manufacturer in Lanham Act dispute with competitor.

Secured declination of criminal investigation by DOJ for electronic medical records developer where allegations concerned violation of the HHS Office of National Coordinator software standards.

Represented pharmaceutical manufacturing company in US$600m criminal, civil, and administrative resolution of alleged health care fraud causing medically unnecessary prescriptions.

Represented academic medical center in defense of civil False Claims Act suit by whistleblower relating to alleged unnecessary surgeries and upcoding in relation to the Stark Act.

Representing children who are victims of abuse and neglect as a Child Advocate in Philadelphia County Family Court.

Convinced U.S. Attorney to secure dismissal of whistleblower suit against global pharmaceutical manufacturer for alleged violation of Anti-Kickback Statute in relation to patient support services.

Represented former military officers serving as witnesses in a major defense contract fraud criminal prosecution related to services for troops in Afghanistan.

Secured injunction for the city of Philadelphia in its suit to prevent the DOJ from withholding grant funds and secured declaratory judgment that its policies did not create a "Sanctuary City."

Secured a highly favorable settlement during jury trial for global medical device company in defense of trade secret and business tort claims after cross examination of opponent's CEO.


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, cum laude, 1980
  • B.A., DePauw University, cum laude, 1976
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Board Member, The Public Interest Law Center


False Claims Act (USA, Nationwide), Band 4

Chambers USA


American College of Trial Lawyers

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Pennsylvania)

Chambers USA

Litigator of the Week (11 December)

The American Lawyer

White Collar Crime

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Attorney of the Year (Finalist)

The Legal Intelligencer

Woman of the Year

The Legal Intelligencer