*GIBBONS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Gibbons recruits attorneys and staff at all levels for positions throughout its offices, as well as Gibbons Fellows in Newark and Referendare in New York.
Gibbons has long been recognized as an outstanding employer.
In 2018 alone, the firm earned the following workplace related honors:
“Best Places to Work” (Large Company category) for the 14th consecutive year
Great Place to Work®/Fortune
#65 Best Medium Workplaces in the U.S.
#18 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in New York
#14 Best Consulting and Professional Services Workplaces
#28 Best Law Firms by Region – Mid-Atlantic
Top 25 Best Law Firms to Work For
Top 25 Best Law Firms for Diversity
Profiles in Diversity Journal
Award of Excellence: GDI Clerkship to Associate Pipeline (CAP) Program
Gibbons offers a competitive compensation packing that includes salary, bonus opportunities, and health and other benefits, as well as various professional development platforms, that together make up the Gibbons Experience, a generous benefits and employee relations program that provides something for everyone. The firm also sponsors numerous signature initiatives that demonstrate its unique culture of inclusion and outreach.
While Gibbons focuses its entry-level attorney recruitment and hiring efforts on judicial clerks, the firm launched the Clerkship to Associate Pipeline (CAP) Program in 2018 to assist highly qualified students of diverse backgrounds, selected by participating faculty and administrators of three area law schools (Rutgers-Newark, Rutgers-Camden, and Seton Hall), to prepare for post-law school employment. For second-year students, the CAP Program helps prepare for the clerkship hiring process, while the program focuses on the post-clerkship associate hiring process third-year law students.
Since 2000, Gibbons has operated a highly regarded Referendare program, also known as the Foreign Legal Internship Program (FLIP), under which German law school graduates spend part of their mandatory legal internships (“Wahlstation”) working at Gibbons in New York for three- or four-month rotations. They are supervised by Gibbons attorneys and assist, for example, with research of national or international legal issues and the review and translation of foreign legal documents.
Staff at Gibbons enjoy wide-ranging benefits, including health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) and profit-sharing plans; vacation, personal days, and floating holidays; flexible spending accounts for medical, daycare, transit, and parking expenses; emergency back-up child care; health and wellness programs, including Weight Watchers at Work, gym memberships, annual health fairs, and flu shots; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Personal Health Advocate service; and an extensive corporate perks program.