Thought Leadership 10.19.17
Some guiding principles, taken from decades of experience representing insurance policyholders in California and around the globe
A lawyer who understands business imperatives.
Peter Gillon has achieved national recognition for his representation of major corporate policyholders in their dealings with insurance companies, both in claims disputes and in transactions.
Peter co-leads Pillsbury’s Insurance Recovery and Advisory practice, which Law360 named as an Insurance Practice Group of the Year in 2015 and 2016. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the “Ten Most Admired Attorneys” in the area of insurance coverage. With experience representing organizations impacted by such events as the 9/11 attacks, the Deepwater Horizon disaster and Superstorm Sandy, Peter represents companies in their most important matters. He regularly counsels public companies and their boards in connection with insurance coverage disputes arising in securities litigation, derivative lawsuits, M&A-related litigation and enforcement matters.
Won a jury award of $72 million in damages from lost income and expenses for Delek/Lion Oil in a lawsuit against insurers arising from rupture of pipeline serving the Lion Oil refinery.
Representation of Duke Energy in coverage claims arising from the 2014 Dan River coal ash spill.
Obtained coverage for a co-owner of the Macondo leasehold on insurance claims arising from the well blowout and Deepwater Horizon incident.
Co-leader of the Insurance Recovery & Advisory practice, named by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
Honors & Awards
Who’s Who Legal, Insurance & Reinsurance (2017)
Legal 500 U.S., Insurance: Advice to Policyholders (2017)
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983
Associate Editor, The Tax Lawyer
B.A., Duke University, 1979
magna cum laude
District of Columbia