Whitney C. Gibson

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Offices Cincinnati, Washington
Phone 513.723.4823
Fax 513.852.7825
Phone 202.467.8867
Fax 202.533.008

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Whitney is a partner and leader of the firm’s group that focuses on internet brand and reputation issues. The nationwide practice group has worked on more than 250 internet related cases and develops unique solutions for businesses, celebrities, professionals and other individuals that are being damaged or attacked online.

Whitney frequently litigates complex bet-the-company internet cases. These types of cases include online reputation attacks, unauthorized online sales, competitor false review schemes, misleading online marketing, public disclosure of private facts and online trademark abuse.  Because of his success, several credible and well known online reputation management, public relations and cyber investigation companies around the world now frequently recommend the Vorys internet group for difficult internet cases. According to Law360, the Vorys internet defamation group has “been on the leading edge” of addressing internet defamation.  The group also works with many prominent companies seeking solutions for the unauthorized sale of their products on third party websites, including eBay and Amazon. 

Whitney has developed a wide variety of cost-effective tactics and strategies to identify anonymous attackers, remove damaging content from complaint and review websites, obtain successful results via litigation, stop product diversion, and recover substantial sums of money through settlement or court order and collection.  To learn more about the types of cases that Whitney and the Vorys internet team have worked on, click here.

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.  In addition, he is routinely interviewed by media, both print and broadcast, on internet crisis issues. Whitney 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 frequently teaches tactics and strategies for solving internet problems to other attorneys and executives around the world in presentations and webinars, including both defamation and unauthorized sales/product diversion. He has presented seminars on various topics, including removing internet defamation and other damaging content, social media and electronic discovery in complex litigation, and cyberbullying.

Whitney has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers every year since 2009.

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