Billy Gibbens
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William P. Gibbens


Billy has successfully defended corporations, executives, public officials, professional athletes, doctors, attorneys, and other individuals and entities in a wide range of criminal investigations and prosecutions in both state and federal court.  His representations have involved various substantive areas of law, including fraud, money laundering, tax, bribery, public corruption, antitrust, and environmental charges; and various industries, including financial services, oil and gas, health care, technology, construction, and media.

In his civil litigation practice, Billy handles contentious business and commercial cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court.  He also regularly represents doctors, lawyers, and other professionals in disciplinary matters, ethics adjudications, and other administrative and licensing proceedings.

Before joining the firm, Billy served as an Assistant United States Attorney for four years and clerked for Judge Edith Brown Clement on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  • Defended businessman in federal criminal investigation that resulted in investigation being terminated and four prosecutors resigning.
  • Defended public official in state criminal investigation that was dropped after subpoenas were quashed.
  • Defended professional athlete in criminal investigation that was settled without charges filed.
  • Overturned jury verdict and obtained new trial for police officer in post-Katrina civil rights prosecution.
  • Band One, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Chambers and Partners
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2015-2021
  • Past Panel Representative, Criminal Justice Act Panel, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Past Board Member, Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter
  • Magistrate Selection and Reappointment Committees, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Past Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee, New Orleans Bar Association
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Law, Advanced Criminal Practice, Tulane University Law School
  • Trial Advocacy Instructor, Tulane University Law School
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Award
  • United States Department of Justice, Director’s Award
  • Metropolitan Crime Commission, Excellence in Law Enforcement Award

Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana (2002-2006)

Law Clerk , Judge Edith Brown Clement, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2000-2002)


Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana

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Litigation Focus
  • Criminal Defense and Government Investigations
  • Civil Litigation and Trial Practice
  • Health Care Fraud
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
  • University of Virginia, 1996