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Gibbons P.C.


Gibbons P.C. - Newark
  • One Gateway Center
  • Newark
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07102
  • Chairman & Managing Director: Patrick C Dunican Jr
  • Number of directors: 119
  • Number of other lawyers: 101

Firm Overview:
With 220 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, 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 and the only one headquartered in New Jersey, on the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List” – as well as regionally. In 2014, the New Jersey Law Journal named Gibbons the “General Litigation Practice of the Year,” highlighting the firm’s multidisciplinary litigation strength, while Law360 selected Gibbons as a “Regional Powerhouse,” based on a number of high-profile corporate transactions in the public and private sectors, as well as major litigations throughout the region. A 2009 winner of the prestigious Catalyst Award, a preeminent 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 Profiles in Diversity Journal as a “Diversity Leader.”

Main Areas of Practice:  

Business & Commercial 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 and reinsurance. 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 complex business transactions requiring novel solutions. Serving as outside general counsel.
Contact: Frank T Cannone

Criminal Defense:
Investigating and defending against allegations of business, accounting, securities, bank, insurance, tax, healthcare and government contract fraud. Defending clients in 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:
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 preventive and compliance counseling and training with an emphasis on discipline and discharge, harassment, disabilityrelated leaves and accommodations, workforce restructurings, restrictive covenants and executive compensation, as well as workplace investigations and audits of employment practices. Addressing the full range of labor related 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

Government 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.
Contact: William J Castner, Jr

Intellectual Property:
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

Products Liability:
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

Real Property & Environmental:
Providing real estate and environmental counseling and litigation services for all types of properties. Extensive real property practice handling sales, purchases, financing 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:
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, with a particular focus on Germany. Providing similar services to international clients seeking to make acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures or investments in the US. 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.


  • 50 West State Street,
  • 11th Floor,
  • Trenton,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 08608
  • Tel +1 609 394 5300
  • Fax +1 609 394 5301
  • 1000 N West Street,
  • Suite 1200,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel +302 295 4875
  • Fax +302 2959 4876
  • One Pennsylvania Plaza,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10119-3701
  • Tel +1 212 613 2000
  • Fax +1 212 290 2018
  • 1700 Two Logan Square,
  • Suite 1700,
  • 18th & Arch Streets,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19103-2769
  • Tel +1 215 665 0400
  • Fax +1 215 636 0366