Clifford Gibbons has over forty years experience representing clients before the U.S. Congress, the White House, Federal departments, regulatory agencies, and foreign governments. His areas of expertise include taxation, appropriations, international trade, health care, major funding for new personalized genomic-based cancer therapeutics, higher education, insurance, financial services, environmental policy, and food and product safety. He advises clients at the intersection of business and government and crafts public policy and commercial strategies to enhance competitive market advantages.
Mr. Gibbons received his law degree from Florida State University and his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida. His professional career began in 1976 as a trial attorney prosecuting criminal cases for the State Attorney’s office in Tampa, Florida. In 1979, he served in the Office of Vice President of the United States and was later appointed Special Assistant to the President in the White House Office of the United States Trade Representative. While serving in that position, Mr. Gibbons authored A Preface to Trade.
After leaving the White House, Mr. Gibbons served as counsel to the Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc. and later leading the government relations practice with the prestigious Washington based global law firm of Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P (currently Hogan Lovells). In 1990, Mr. Gibbons established the government relations and public affairs firm of Gibbons & Company, LLC., where he serves as president.
Cody Gibbons is Vice President of Gibbons & Company, Washington D.C. Cody has spent most of his life in and around Congress and has deep connections and well-honed experience working with policymakers. Cody’s primary focus is developing win-win international trade strategies, solutions, and corporate advocacy to shape legislation, public policy, and government decisions to achieve your business objectives.
Before joining Gibbons & Company, Cody served in the Irish Department of Finance during the Irish Presidency of the European Council. As a member of the EU Presidency Team for Financial and Banking Regulations, Cody worked in the EU Council in Brussels on the adoption of critical new financial and banking laws and regulations. The Irish Presidency of the European Council is noted as the most successful presidency ever to preside over the European Council based on the successful passage of legislation. Cody also served as an advisory member of the Republic of Ireland’s Department of Finance in coordination with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Union, and leading global financial companies.
Cody is a native of the nation’s capital and received a degree in International Relations from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Cody is an accomplished Eagle Scout who puts rigorously detailed preparation into the firm’s work to deliver the best results for clients.