Douglas G. Gibson

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Douglas G. Gibson

Douglas G. Gibson

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

Doug Gibson is Chair of Covington’s Management Committee, and is responsible for the overall direction of Covington’s strategy and operations.

In addition to his leadership and management roles, Mr. Gibson has continued an active corporate practice. Mr. Gibson represents the firm’s sports clients, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the PGA of America, the Portland Trailblazers, the United States Tennis Association, the UFC, and the Chicago Cubs. He also has extensive experience in the consumer products industry, representing such clients as Bacardi Ltd. and Giorgio Armani, S.P.A.

Mr. Gibson’s practice emphasizes strategic counseling; mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; debt financings; and sports media transactions. Mr. Gibson has significant expertise in cross-border transactions gained both during his tenure at Covington and through his prior experience as General Counsel of Bacardi Limited. In addition to negotiating and structuring transactions, he advises clients on general corporate and strategic matters, including corporate governance issues and senior executive employment and incentive arrangements.

Overview
Career Highlights

Bacardi Limited

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Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

2

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Co-Chair of the Venture Capital/Emerging Company Practice Group at Covington & Burling LLP

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General Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

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Chief Operating Officer at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1990

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BS, with Honors
Class of 1987

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Career History
Partner
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

General Counsel
Prior

Bacardi Limited is one of the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Originally known for its eponymous Bacardi white rum, it now has a portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels. Founded in Cuba in 1862 and family-owned for seven generations, Bacardi Limited employs more than 7,000 people with sales in approximately 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Prior

Bacardi Limited is one of the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Originally known for its eponymous Bacardi white rum, it now has a portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels. Founded in Cuba in 1862 and family-owned for seven generations, Bacardi Limited employs more than 7,000 people with sales in approximately 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

Member of the Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

England & Co. provides investment banking and advisory services. It offers services to the energy and infrastructure technology, financial services, healthcare and software and information technology sectors. The company was founded by Craig W. England in 2002 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Political Donations
$250
2007

Former Senator from Minnesota

$250
2007

Former Senator from Mississippi

$250
2007

Senator from South Carolina

Transactions
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Los Angeles Clippers, Inc. /Ballmer purchases Los Angeles Clippers, Inc.

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Guggenheim Baseball Management LP purchases Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc. from Major League Baseball

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Eli Lilly & Company, Elanco Animal Health, Inc. purchase ChemGen Corp.

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Entertainment
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Other Affiliations

Douglas G. Gibson is affiliated with Covington & Burling LLP, Bacardi Limited, Bacardi Limited, England & Co.

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