Megan Gibson

Chief Counsel

Megan C. Gibson is the Chief Counsel at the Niskanen Center. Gibson leads the Niskanen Center’s legal strategy, providing critical oversight and expert analysis. She skillfully navigates interactions with governmental bodies at all levels, utilizing filings, discussions, and legal actions to advocate effectively. Gibson is renowned for her expertise in siting and permitting, linear infrastructure projects, and meaningful engagement with affected communities and landowners—born from many years of representing impacted parties against captured regulatory agencies.

She also oversees the Center’s litigation efforts, drawing on her rich background as a distinguished litigator formally in private practice, where she secured significant victories in complex disputes against both governmental and corporate adversaries. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Virginia and was recognized as a “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star.”

Gibson holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a M.A. in conflict resolution and comparative politics from American University.

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