- Chairman & Managing Director: Patrick C Dunican Jr
- Number of directors: : 116
- Number of other lawyers: 114
With 230 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Delaware, ranked among the nation’s top 200 by American Lawyer. Gibbons is one of only 20 law firms nationwide to be named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural ‘Midsize Hot List,’ which recognized firms with fewer than 300 lawyers that have found innovative ways to position themselves in the current market, demonstrating creativity and success in recruiting and retaining top talent, developing practice areas, and managing operations. A 2009 winner of the prestigious Catalyst Award, the pre-eminent corporate honor recognizing excellence in the advancement of women in the workplace, Gibbons is ranked by Working Mother magazine as one of the top 50 firms nationwide for working women and by Minority Law Journal as a top 50 firm for diversity. The firm has also been recognized among the ‘Best Places to Work’– in America by the Society for Human Resource Management and Great Place to Work Institute, as well as in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania by NJBIZ, Crain’s New York Business, Philadelphia Business Journal, and Central Penn Business Journal.
Main Areas of Practice:
Business & Commercial Litigation:
Handling sophisticated and complex commercial litigation, including securities class actions, insurance coverage disputes, regulatory and administrative law, Lanham Act and unfair competition, restrictive covenants, and all manner of contractual disputes. Active E-Discovery Task Force helping companies to prevent document retention and electronic discovery problems, and to solve such problems that do arise.
Contact: Brian J McMahon
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 specialized business transactions requiring novel solutions, as well as serving as outside general counsel.
Contact: Frank T Cannone
Investigating and defending against allegations of business, accounting, securities, bank, insurance, tax, healthcare, and government contract fraud. Department attorneys have been involved in many high profile investigations and prosecutions of alleged political corruption and business crime, particularly in the pharmaceutical and communications industries.
Contact: Lawrence S Lustberg
Employment & Labor Law:
Representing employers in federal and state court, in litigation involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, employment contract, restrictive covenant, wrongful discharge, employee benefits, and ERISA claims. Providing the full range of preventive and compliance counseling and training with an emphasis on discipline and discharge, harassment, disability-related leaves and accommodations, workforce restructurings, restrictive covenants, and executive compensation, as well as workplace investigations and audits of employment practices. In the labor arena, addressing union organizational drives, election campaigns, and related union activities; labor audits; labor contract negotiations and administration, grievances, and labor arbitrations; unfair labor practice charges; plant relocations and closings; successorship and double-breasting problems; and pension liability issues.
Contact: Christine A Amalfe
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
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.
Contact: David A Filippelli
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. 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
Real Property & Environmental:
Providing real estate and environmental counseling and litigation services for all types of properties. Extensive real property practice handling sales, purchases, and development of properties, including office buildings, industrial and flex buildings, retail centers, apartment buildings, and hotels. Environmental practice providing assistance with a variety of clients’ litigation, regulatory, and transactional needs.
Contact: Russell B Bershad, Douglas J Janacek
International Work: Through Cross-Border Transactions Group, providing services to international clients seeking to make acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, or investments in the US, as well as to US clients seeking to make such investments in international markets. Gibbons is also a member of the Geneva Group International, a network of independent professional service firms offering a full range of legal, accounting, and other services worldwide.