Chairman & Managing Director: Patrick C Dunican Jr
Number of directors: 113
Number of other lawyers: 79
With nearly 200 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Florida, ranked among the nation’s top 200 by The American Lawyer. Gibbons has been recognized nationally for its work-as, for example, one of only 20 law firms on the National Law Journal’s inaugural ‘Midsize Hot List’-as well as regionally. The New Jersey Law Journal has awarded Gibbons a ‘Litigation Practice of the Year’ designation four times in recent years, in the class actions, products liability and commercial litigation categories and with the overall ‘General Litigation Practice of the Year’ honor. Law360 has also highlighted the firm’s multidisciplinary litigation strength, and its contributions to several high-profile corporate and real estate transactions in the public and private sectors, in its ‘Regional Powerhouse’ series. The firm has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® organization.
Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial & Criminal Litigation:
Handling sophisticated and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, antitrust, RICO actions, shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, Consumer Fraud Act claims, Lanham Act, restrictive covenants, business torts (including fraud and misrepresentation, intentional interference, unfair competition, trade libel, trade secret theft), bankruptcy litigation, class action defense, construction litigation, insurance, general equity and appellate. Active e-discovery task force helping companies to prevent document retention and electronic discovery problems and solve such problems that arise.
In the criminal defense arena, investigating and defending against business, accounting, securities, bank, insurance, tax, healthcare and government contract fraud claims. Defending clients in investigations and prosecutions of alleged political corruption and business crime, particularly in the pharmaceutical and communications industries.
Contacts: Peter J Torcicollo, Lawrence S Lustberg
Advising leading area and global corporations and other businesses and financial institutions on the full range of corporate law matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures, licensing, corporate finance, commercial lending, capital raising, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, tax and complex business transactions requiring novel solutions. Serving as outside general counsel.
Contact: Frank T Cannone
Employment & Labor Law:
Representing employers in federal and state courts, in litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, employment contract, restrictive covenant, wrongful discharge, employee benefits and ERISA claims. Providing preventive and compliance counseling and training, addressing discipline and discharge, harassment, disability-related leaves and accommodations, workforce restructurings, restrictive covenants and executive compensation. Handling workplace investigations and audits of employment practices. Addressing the full range of labor issues.
Contact: Christine A Amalfe
Handling all areas of environmental law, most recently playing leading roles in multi-party remediation matters arising in large, complex sediment remediation sites in New Jersey and New York. Undertaking multifaceted environmental litigation, including service as common counsel or lead counsel in developing strategy for groups of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) in significant landfill and sediment cases throughout the region. Advising on regulatory compliance and permitting matters; redevelopment, including Brownfields projects; and real estate and corporate transactions.
Contact: Camille V Otero
Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights:
Representing creditors, debtors and various fiduciaries in all aspects of complex business insolvency issues and proceedings, including federal bankruptcy proceedings; state court litigation involving receiverships, attachments, replevins and foreclosures; out-of-court ‘workouts’ and related debtor and creditor relations counseling to resolve insolvency issues; and disputes outside of formal proceedings.
Contact: Karen A Giannelli
Government & Regulatory Affairs:
Counseling entities in the public, private and nonprofit sectors on state and federal government relations issues, including legislative lobbying, regulatory counseling and interaction with state agencies, addressing business incentives and economic development, campaign finance compliance, budget and procurement matters and issues specifically impacting nonprofits, trade associations and the healthcare and energy industries.
Contacts: David J Pascrell, Kevin G Walsh
Providing a full range of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, e-commerce, trade secret and computer and internet law experience in the areas of litigation, strategic licensing and transactional work, patent prosecution, trademark and copyright registrations, corporate due diligence, intellectual property audits and general intellectual property counseling.
Contact: David E De Lorenzi
Representing product manufacturers in a variety of industries in individual and class actions. Defending pharmaceutical and medical/surgical device manufacturers, as well as diagnostic laboratories, in complex matters involving issues such as purported adverse effects; design, warnings and/or manufacturing defects; and results of laboratory analyses. Defending industrial equipment, automotive and consumer product manufacturers in a wide variety of claims relating to products liability issues.
Contact: Kim M Catullo
Providing transactional real estate and land use counseling and litigation services for all types of properties, including office buildings, industrial and flex buildings, retail centers, apartment buildings, hotels and land. Handling sales, purchases, leasing and financing of properties. Leading development projects throughout the region, including major public and private infrastructure projects, handling planning, zoning, permitting and related matters.
Contact: Douglas J Janacek
Serving as a bridge between different business and legal systems and possessing cultural and commercial fluency in support of US clients and their transactions throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America, and vice versa.