John H. Gross is a Partner in the Litigation Department and Insurance Recovery & Counseling Group.
John has been lead counsel in civil litigations for many major U.S. corporations, including AT&T, Bear Stearns, Bovis Lend Lease, Brunswick, Champion, DuPont, Georgia Pacific, Home Depot, International Paper, JP Morgan Chase, Lucent, Mobil, Omnicom, Philip Morris, Reynolds, and Witco.
John was trial counsel for Silverstein Properties in its insurance coverage litigation for property damage to the Twin Towers and business interruption resulting from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Silverstein Properties’ position that what happened at the World Trade Center was two occurrences. As a result, Silverstein Properties was entitled to payment from its insurance companies of an additional $1.1 billion. John also has advised the City of New York on legal issues arising from the September 11 events, and represents JP Morgan Chase in coverage disputes arising out of the fall of Enron and WorldCom.
John was appointed Associate Special Counsel to the United States Department of Justice to assist in investigating allegations involving the Carter Warehouse and the funding of President Carter’s presidential campaign.
Chambers USA reports that “Proskauer Rose is the best of the best when it comes to representing policyholders in disputes,” and notes that “‘head and shoulders above the crowd,’ John Gross continues to earn plaudits for his work on a number of headline-grabbing cases.”
John has lectured on insurance coverage issues at the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar, Practising Law Institute, American Corporate Counsel Association, and other professional organizations. He also taught trial advocacy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University Law School and has been a faculty member on trial advocacy programs sponsored by the United States Department of Justice, the New York City Bar, and Harvard Law School.