Vance A. Gibbs Appointed Chairman of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Board of Trustees

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Vance A. Gibbs has been appointed Chairman of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Board of Trustees. Vance assumes the role of Chairman after several years as General Counsel. He is a partner in the Baton Rouge office and has practiced in commercial litigation and the health care industry for over 30 years. In addition to his service on the CCFA board, Mr. Gibbs has been a dedicated CCFA volunteer, playing a key role in rebuilding the Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter after Hurricane Katrina.

“There has never been a more exciting time for our Foundation than now,” Mr. Gibbs comments.  “We are on the cusp of important breakthroughs, and I am privileged to be in this leadership role. I look forward to working with our incredible staff and volunteers to achieving a future free from Crohn’s and Colitis.”

About Vance Gibbs

Vance Gibbs is a trial partner based in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller.  He has represented clients in all manner of commercial and business litigation, tort defense, products liability, and medical malpractice defense for more than 30 years.  He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009.  Vance has completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Masters Trial Advocacy Program and for the last ten years has been an instructor for the Trial Advocacy Program at LSU Law Center.   He is a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.  He is a frequent speaker on the topics of risk management and trial advocacy.  Vance earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1979, and his J.D. in 1982 from the LSU Law Center.  

About Kean Miller

Kean Miller was formed in 1983, based on a foundation of mutual respect among attorneys, meaningful collaboration with and an overarching commitment to serve clients, and a commitment to serve the communities in which we work and live. Thirty-two years later, this fundamental philosophy is stronger than ever - from the people and companies we represent, to the people we employ, from the charitable organizations we serve, to the civic causes we support.  With more than 150 attorneys in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Lake Charles, Kean Miller is one of the largest full-service law firms in Louisiana.  We serve the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the Bayou State. We have particular dedication to serving Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the South, providing them with legal resources focused on growth. From the courtroom to the boardroom, our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

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