Vance Gibbs Named General Counsel of the Board of Directors of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Vance A. Gibbs, a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller LLP, was recently named General Counsel for the Board of Directors of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America in New York, New York.  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.  Mr. Gibbs will maintain his private litigation practice at Kean Miller.  

About Vance Gibbs:
Vance Gibbs has practiced in the litigation arena for more than 25 years.  He has extensive experience in the petrochemical industry, health care industry, and medical device/ pharmaceutical industry.  He has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2007 in the field of medical malpractice defense, was named a Louisiana Super Lawyer in 2011.  He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009.  Vance earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1979.  He earned his J.D. in 1982 from the LSU Law Center where he was a staff writer for the Louisiana Law Review. Vance is a member of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana State, and American Bar Associations. Mr. Gibbs’ family has been directly affected by Crohn’s disease making his involvement in the Foundation a personal and professional priority.  

About Crohn’s and 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. CCFA raises more than $30 million annually to aid research and education regarding Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  To learn more please go to    

About Kean Miller:
With 130 lawyers, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The firm is one of the largest in Louisiana and serves clients in numerous industries including energy, marine, 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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