Peter Gillon has achieved national recognition for his experience in representing major corporate policyholders—from airlines to energy companies—in their dealings with insurance companies, both in claims disputes and in transactions, such as insurance placement or structuring liability transfers. Mr. Gillon co-leads the law firm’s Insurance Recovery and Advisory practice, which was named one of the top five insurance coverage practices in the U.S. by Insurance Law 360 in 2010 after the publication solicited submissions from more than 300 law firms. His peers recognized him as one of the “Ten Most Admired Attorneys” in the area of insurance coverage. In addition, Mr. Gillon is deeply interested in the power of jazz as a symbol of America's core value of freedom of expression. He founded the International Jazz Coalition in 1987 to bring attention to jazz artists behind the Iron Curtain and their persecution by the government. With DC’s tremendous jazz scene, which he supports as both artist and patron, he has played the drums professionally for 45 years and performs from time to time with various local jazz players. Mr. Gillon and his wife are active with the Thelonious Monk Center for Jazz and serve on the board of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice.