Bob Gilbert recovers insurance proceeds and enforces complex contractual rights for policyholders and businesses in every major industry.
Mr. Gilbert has represented hundreds of clients in pre-loss counseling and post-loss resolution of complex insurance and contract disputes. His practice spans all US jurisdictions, Canada and Mexico, Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Mr. Gilbert’s practice centers on three principal areas:
Business interruption and other first-party claims: For three decades, Mr. Gilbert has helped clients pursue billions of dollars in insurance claims for first-party losses from hurricanes, floods, fires, explosions, and innumerable other disasters. Since the onset of COVID-19 losses in February 2020, Mr. Gilbert has assisted clients in successfully recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in event cancellation and business interruption proceeds.
Third-party liability: Since the late 1980s, Mr. Gilbert has successfully represented clients in contested claims for billions of dollars in defense, settlement, and judgment costs arising in environmental, product liability, asbestos, professional liability, directors and officers, and other third-party liability matters.
Complex contract and commercial disputes: In addition to his insurance experience, Mr. Gilbert represents some of the world’s most recognizable business entities in a wide range of commercial, corporate, and business disputes, including high-stakes real estate, intellectual property, products liability, and contract disputes.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Gilbert has held numerous board and leadership positions in a wide range of bar, educational, civic, and charitable organizations. Mr. Gilbert currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lawrence General Hospital, a large non-profit care organization serving one of the most diverse and economically challenged cities in the United States.