Christopher Gibson is a Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where he teaches domestic and international arbitration, international business transactions, international trade, and Internet law. Professor Gibson was the 2008 recipient of Suffolk Law School's Cornelius J. Moynihan Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a co-founder of the Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition (FDI Moot) focusing on investor-State arbitration. Until 2004, he was a founding partner in the London office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. He remains Of Counsel to Steptoe and practices with its London and Washington, D.C. offices.
Professor Gibson is an expert in international arbitration, international law, and intellectual property. He has had a distinguished career of service in the public international and private sectors. He has extensive advocacy experience before courts, arbitral tribunals, government agencies and international organizations. He has acted as lead counsel in arbitrations under the leading institutional and ad hoc rules with sums in dispute ranging from $5 million to more than $350 million and involving intellectual property, international supply and framework contracts, distribution and licensing agreements, joint ventures, telecommunications, investment disputes, and arbitral award enforcement. He has sat as chairman, sole arbitrator ,and party-nominated arbitrator. He was lead lawyer in presenting claims for over 400,000 individuals to the "C" panel of commissioners at the United Nations Compensation Commission, and a Legal Assistant at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague. He has advised on dispute resolution systems and procedures for domain name disputes, on-line ecommerce, and the U.S. national title insurance industry. Professor Gibson is a Vice-Chair of the Academic Council of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration and a contributor to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. He holds his B.A. from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and J.D. from Boalt Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley.