Whitney C Gibson
Partner at Vorys
Board Member & Original Founder
Whitney is a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP – ranked as one of the 200 largest firms in the United States by American Lawyer magazine – where he leads the firm’s group that focuses on internet defamation and brand protection issues.
As one of the nation’s first litigators to focus on internet defamation and other online brand and reputation attacks, Whitney has developed a national reputation as a go-to attorney for litigating complex internet cases and creating unique cost-effective solutions for large- and medium-sized businesses, professionals and well-known individuals.
Whitney and the Vorys internet group – which has “been on the leading edge” of addressing internet defamation, according to Law360 – have worked on more than 250 internet-related cases from across the country. Whitney also leads Vorys’ illegal online sales enforcement team, which provides solutions and programs for companies confronting unauthorized sales, grey market sales, counterfeit sales, Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) violators, and other illegal sales on the internet.
Whitney regularly litigates cases such as online reputation attacks, competitor false review schemes, misleading online marketing and false advertising, unauthorized online sales, public disclosure of private facts and online trademark abuse. Because of his internet group’s success in the field, online reputation management, public relations and cyber investigation companies around the world now frequently recommend Whitney and his firm for difficult internet cases.
Whitney frequently lectures and gives presentations to fellow attorneys and professionals about strategies for solving internet problems, including both removing internet defamation and stopping unauthorized online sales/production diversion. Additionally, Whitney has authored several articles for trade and popular media including, PR News, Texas Lawyer, PR Daily, Law360, Social Media Explorer, HOTELS magazine and Columbus C.E.O. magazine. Whitney is routinely interviewed by print and broadcast media on internet crisis issues as well, and he has been quoted in Forbes, The Washington Post, Corporate Counsel and The Cincinnati Enquirer articles. Whitney is also the editor of the Internet Defamation Removal Attorneys blog and co-editor of the new Stop Unauthorized Online Sales blog.
Whitney has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers every year since 2009.