Robert Graham Gibbons

Rob_Gibbons-9964 (1)Robert Graham Gibbons is the Managing Director of Partner and Group Placement and  Strategic Growth of J. Smith Associates.

Prior to entering the field of legal search consultancy, Rob was a distinguished litigation attorney, specializing in high-stakes intellectual property and related business disputes.  As  partner himself for ten years (including at an “AM LAW 25” law firm and at one of the oldest intellectual property boutiques), Rob successfully counseled, represented and litigated on behalf of some of the world’s leading intellectual property-driven companies in the branded pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer products fields. Rob has worked at and for many of the best law firms for more than twenty-five years. He has focused on partner and group legal search consulting for the last several years, placing highly experienced and skilled partners, counsel and key members of their teams into leading law firms. Rob is not only a “go-to” recruiter for many of the world’s most successful and discerning law firms, he is also a trusted advisor to them on important issues such as strategic growth, practice expansion, succession and optimization, and the maintenance of bench strength across a spectrum of some of the most competitive and profitable areas of the practice of law.

Rob received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; he received his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from New York University, where his was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Founder’s Day Award for outstanding academic achievement.

Uniquely deploying his private legal practice training, his own experience as a law firm partner and his legal search consulting experience for the mutual benefit of the accomplished attorneys and distinguished law firms with whom he now works in the field of legal search consulting, Rob has and continues to achieve outstanding professional outcomes through his representations.