Bill Palatucci Joins Gibbons as Special Counsel

November 15, 2012
Gibbons P.C. proudly announced today that William J. Palatucci, Esq. has joined the Firm as Special Counsel. Mr. Palatucci is one of the state’s most prominent and widely respected attorneys, with a reputation for strategic planning and complex public policy and communications initiatives.

“We are truly thrilled to have Bill Palatucci, an attorney who enjoys a national reputation for his intellect and professional accomplishments, join an already enormously talented team at Gibbons,” said Patrick C. Dunican Jr., the Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “His unparalleled background and reputation for excellence will provide our clients with yet another senior attorney to help pursue every possible path to success in the legal matters we handle.”

Mr. Palatucci previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Public Affairs at Community Education Centers. Prior to joining CEC, Mr. Palatucci was a partner in the law firm of Dughi, Hewit & Palatucci, P.C., where he provided legislative and regulatory affairs counsel. Mr. Palatucci is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and received his BA in business administration from Rutgers College.

Mr. Palatucci served as Co-Chairman of the Inaugural Committee for Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. He is currently a member of the National Advisory Board for the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and a member of the Board of Visitors at the Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also the Chair of the University of Phoenix Board of Trustees for its Jersey City, NJ campus. Mr. Palatucci was also elected in 2010 as the Republican National Committeeman for New Jersey.

“Gibbons is one of New Jersey’s premier law firms, known for its collection of smart, ethical and results-oriented attorneys,” said Mr. Palatucci. “I am extremely pleased to be joining a firm with such an extraordinary reputation and to be working with its superb team of attorneys.”

Mr. Palatucci joins an already exceptional team at Gibbons, including senior attorneys who have served in high-level positions under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Former Chief Justice James R. Zazzali, Of Counsel at Gibbons, served as New Jersey Attorney General under Democratic Governor Brendan T. Byrne. Gibbons Director David W. Marston, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, was appointed by Republican President Gerald R. Ford and was a Republican candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia. Gibbons Director William J. Castner, Jr. served as Chief Counsel to former Democratic Governor Jon S. Corzine. The firm’s ranks also include numerous former Assistant United States Attorneys who served under both Democratic and Republican United States Attorneys for New Jersey.