Biography

Dan Gibson's practice focuses on appellate matters, complex and class action litigation, general/commercial litigation and administrative law. He has substantial experience, in particular, defending financial institutions in consumer litigation, prosecuting hospital Medicare reimbursement appeals in federal court, and litigating business and property disputes in the energy and oil and gas industry.

Dan litigates both at the trial and appellate stages in state and federal courts, with a focus on dispositive motion practice and appellate brief writing and advocacy. He has appeared before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and D.C. Circuits, before the Ohio Supreme Court, and before all but two courts of appeals in the State of Ohio, as well as before numerous federal and state trial courts.

Examples of Dan’s representative experience include:

  • On behalf of a group of teaching hospitals, challenging in the D.C. Circuit a decision of the Secretary of HHS to selectively acquiesce in another circuit court’s decision in a manner adversely affecting the hospitals’ Medicare reimbursement
  • Defending a large national bank and mortgage loan servicer before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a dispute over the scope and application of Civil Rule 13’s compulsory counterclaim mandate
  • Representing a large teaching hospital before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a challenge to the validity of certain HHS regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Acting as special counsel for the attorney general in the representation of the State of Ohio and Department of Natural Resources in an inverse condemnation class action dispute over the boundary between private and public property along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast
  • Serving as trial and appellate counsel to a global financial institution in district court and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a dispute over the interpretation of various provisions of the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Representing a manufacturer before the Ohio Supreme Court in an appeal from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio involving the procedural implications of ultra vires commission actions

Prior to joining Bricker & Eckler, Dan served as associate director of the Civil Justice Reform Project at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted, Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Admitted, United States District Court for District of Columbia
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Admitted, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers (Appellate; Civil Litigation: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense), 2013–2018
  • Champion, Stanford Law School Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court Competition, 2005
Education
  • Stanford Law School (J.D., 2005)
  • Davidson College (B.A., cum laude, 2002)
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