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Gibbons P.C.

Litigation

6 ranked lawyersBand 2New JerseyUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Regional litigation powerhouse that acts on high-stakes disputes involving an impressive range of issues including ERISA class actions, breach of contract claims and shareholder derivative actions. Also recognized for its broad coverage of product liability litigation, which includes expertise in cutting-edge consumer fraud disputes. Demonstrates additional strength in handling mass torts and class actions on a nationwide scale. Maintains a strong bench of white-collar criminal defense experts, including notable former prosecutors, who act on large-scale investigations and enforcement proceedings across a range of industries. Impressive New Jersey presence is augmented by offices in New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Strengths

"They are zealous advocates and always act professionally and efficiently," comments a source, adding: "They're very responsive to my needs."

"It's a powerhouse firm," notes an interviewee.

Work highlights

Acted for Pine Belt Automotive in a class action regarding potential violations of the TCPA, relating to its marketing practice of sending texts to customers and contacts.

Defended Steven Schwartz, former chief legal officer of Cognizant Technology Solutions, after he was indicted and charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Acted as co-counsel for AmerisourceBergen in 64 actions alleging damages as a result of opioid prescriptions.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Levy routinely represents clients facing a range of allegations, including False Claims Act violations. He is also called upon for his assistance with cases with cross-border elements.

Kim Catullo defends companies from a variety of industries against significant class actions and mass torts. She has particular experience in acting for clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
"A very strong lawyer." "She is excellent."

Lawrence Lustberg has a wide-ranging practice encompassing internal investigations and criminal cases concerning fraud allegations.
"He is hands down one of the best litigators in New Jersey. He is at the top of anyone's list in the white-collar defense market and remains one of the smartest in the Bar." "He knows everyone in the jurisdiction, and he has astute insight and judgment."

Michael Griffinger maintains a broad litigation practice which spans high-value class actions and securities disputes, and he offers notable expertise representing corporations in the healthcare sector.
"He is as solid and classy as they come."

Michael McDonald has significant experience handling class actions on behalf of large companies from a variety of sectors. He has particular expertise in matters relating to the TCPA.

Peter Torcicollo has a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice, with particular experience in the construction arena.
"He is very communicative, thorough and a very good strategic thinker; he can see a couple of steps down the road and knows what we need to do to protect ourselves."

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Overview

The Gibbons commercial litigation practice offers high quality, cost effective middle market services to Fortune 500 clients and middle market businesses—i.e., major litigation for mid-market companies and mid-market litigation for major companies, notably in the Mid-Atlantic.

In the criminal defense area, Gibbons defends multinational and domestic corporations, foreign governments, business executives, and other professionals in criminal, quasi-criminal, civil, administrative, and regulatory matters at all levels of the federal and state judicial systems. We also conduct internal audits and investigations and develop corporate compliance programs.

Our products liability attorneys handle jury trials, national trial team and regional counsel roles, and other litigation for clients facing strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty and failure to warn personal injury, and catastrophic property damage matters. We also provide compliance audits from the product development and marketing stages.

Fully 70 percent of Gibbons litigators served for federal or state judges. Focus areas of our litigation practice include:

  • ADR
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Class action defense
  • Construction
  • Criminal defense
  • General equity
  • General products liability
  • Insurance
  • Internal and audit committee investigations
  • Laboratory defense
  • Lanham Act/unfair competition
  • Media law
  • Pharmaceutical/medical device liability
  • Restrictive covenants
  • RICO actions
  • Securities
  • Toxic torts

Litigation

Gibbons P.C.

firm
Location

One Gateway Center

Newark

New Jersey

USA

NJ 07102

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial


Michael R Griffinger
Band 1
Michael R McDonald
Band 3
Peter J. Torcicollo
Band 3

Litigation: Product Liability


Kim M Catullo
Band 2

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Bruce A Levy
Band 2
Lawrence S Lustberg
Band 1