Vance Gibbs Appointed to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation National Board of Trustees

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Vance A. Gibbs, a partner in the Baton Rouge office, has been appointed to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation National Board of Trustees.  The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 

About Vance Gibbs

Mr. Gibbs is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller LLP.  He has practiced in the commercial litigation arena and the health care industry for over 25 years.  Mr. Gibbs was named one of the 2009 Best Lawyers in America in the field of medical malpractice defense.  Mr. Gibbs represents doctors, medical professionals, physician groups and clinics in all manners of medical malpractice claims including medical review panel proceedings, lawsuits, peer review hearings and credentialing matters.  He also provides general legal advice to physicians and physician groups on self-insurance programs, risk management and administration.  He has extensive experience in the defense of product liability claims with regard to a wide variety of medical products, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.   Mr. Gibbs also has an active general and commercial litigation, and construction litigation practice, representing many Fortune 500 companies.  He has been a member of the Medical/Legal Interprofessional Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and 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 topic of medical malpractice and risk management and trial advocacy.  Mr. Gibbs has completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Masters Trial Advocacy Program and for the last seven years has been an instructor for the Trial Advocacy Program at LSU Law School.     He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

About Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Four decades ago, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research. Educational workshops and symposia, together with its scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field.

About Kean Miller LLP

With 130 lawyers, Kean Miller LLP serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles and Plaquemine, Louisiana and is the largest law firm in the Greater Baton Rouge region. The firm serves clients in numerous industries including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing.   The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

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