Lateral Attorney Openings


Land Use and Redevelopment Attorney
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Gibbons is seeking a land use and redevelopment attorney to join the firm’s Real Property Group.


  • At least four (4) years of land use experience with a private firm in New Jersey
  • Admission in New Jersey
  • Significant experience with applications before municipal planning and zoning boards
  • Experience with county, state, and federal permitting would be useful
  • Additional experience pursuing approvals for redevelopment projects would be considered favorably

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Associate, Government & Regulatory Affairs Group
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The Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Group has been New Jersey’s top law firm-based governmental affairs practice by revenue for well over a decade and continues to grow. The firm represents government and regulatory affairs clients before all levels of New Jersey State government, including the Legislature, Executive Branch, and independent authorities and agencies. We also represent numerous other clients in legal matters before the Office of Administrative Law and in the courts.

We are seeking a motivated attorney to join our group as an Associate in our Trenton office. In order to perform the essential functions of the position, candidates must have the requisite experience, which includes at least 2 to 3 years as a licensed New Jersey attorney working in State government (for the Legislature or Executive Branch) or in the private sector in the government and regulatory affairs arena.

Essential Functions:

  1. Providing strategic advice to clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors concerning legislative, regulatory, and governmental affairs processes.
  2. Attending and monitoring legislative committees and regulatory proceedings on behalf of various clients.
  3. Assisting the attorneys within the Government & Regulatory Affairs Group on client-specific assignments, including scheduling meetings; drafting letters, white papers, and desk memoranda; and creating advocacy position statements in support of our clients’ positions.
  4. Attending meetings and events outside of the office, including early morning or early evening.
  5. Registering with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission as a governmental affairs agent in order to represent clients before the State Legislature and Executive Branch.

Experience and Skills:

  1. Admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey.
  2. At least 2 to 3 years of experience working in the New Jersey Legislature or Executive Branch, or in the government affairs/ public policy field.
  3. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Strong organizational skills, with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects.
  6. Familiarity interacting with elected officials and high-level staff members.

Please send resumes to Melissa Marquinhos at

Labor and Employment Associate
Office Location: Newark

We are looking for a 3-5 year labor & employment associate.  While this is primarily a traditional labor position representing employers, the ideal candidate also will have an interest in and experience with employment counseling and employment litigation including the defense of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. NJ admission is required.  NY and PA admission is a plus.  The ideal candidate will have specific experience in representing employers in matters regarding traditional labor, including handling unfair labor practice charges, NLRB elections and related representation issues, advising employers regarding union organizing and neutrality agreements; negotiating collective bargaining agreements; handling grievances and arbitrations and responding to strikes/picketing.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Employment Associate
Office Location: New York

Gibbons is seeking an associate with 5-7 years of employment litigation and counseling experience.  New York admission is required, New Jersey admission is a plus. Salary range for 2017 – 2019 law school graduates is $175,000 – $189,000.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Employment Associate
Office Location: Newark

Gibbons is seeking an associate with 2-3 years of litigation and employment law experience. Prior employment counseling or litigation experience is required. New Jersey admission is required, New York or Pennsylvania admission is a plus.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Associate

Office Location: Newark and Wilmington

The Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights (“FRCR”) Group at Gibbons is seeking to hire associates in our Wilmington, Delaware and Newark, New Jersey offices. The FRCR Group is a growing and diverse practice with a national footprint. FRCR attorneys practice in all areas of bankruptcy and insolvency law, with a focus on sophisticated corporate reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and insolvency counseling, and related litigation. Clients include official committees of unsecured creditors and bondholders, debtors-in-possession, Chapter 11 and 7 trustees, secured creditors and lenders, indenture trustees, insurers, asset purchasers, lessors, and other significant creditors. Judicial clerkship experience and admission to the New York bar (in addition to NJ and/or DE) are preferred but not required.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Intellectual Property (Patent) Associate
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Essential Functions:

  • Draft, prosecute, and manage U.S. and foreign patent portfolios related to small molecules and biologicals.
  • Provide strategic counseling on all aspects of patent law, e.g., portfolio exclusivity positions and drafting of freedom to operate and patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions.
  • Participate in and support patent litigations concerning small molecule and biologics (including ANDA litigations).
  • Work closely with clients to identify and protect new intellectual property, and counsel and educate client’s scientists and product development/business development teams on intellectual property matters.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

  • U.S. attorney with a minimum of 4 years of patent experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech/life science field.
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
    Advanced degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, or biochemistry or substantial R&D experience is preferred. However, a bachelor’s degree with additional experience as a practicing patent attorney would be considered.
  • Experience as an in-house lawyer in small molecule chemistry is considered a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. This is an extremely interactive role that requires excellent communication skills and the ability to both address complex IP issues and succinctly identify and communicate decisions to a team.
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and prosecuting pharmaceutical patent applications globally, as well as in conducting freedom to operate and patent invalidity and non-infringement analyses.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle and prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to distill complexity and to communicate decisively with sound judgment.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Environmental Attorney

Office Location: Newark

Dynamic, distinguished environmental law group, recognized for its service in litigation, redevelopment (including Brownfields projects), real estate transactions, and regulatory and compliance, seeks a motivated, forward-thinking attorney to join its practice at Gibbons P.C., an established law firm headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, with additional offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Florida. We are looking for a senior associate, counsel, or junior partner with 6-10 years of experience in environmental law with respect to regulatory/compliance and/or litigation, as well as ISRA, site remediation, and due diligence experience. Candidates must be licensed in both New Jersey and New York, and the position will be based in the firm’s Newark office with the opportunity to split time with the firm’s New York office. Those with a portable business and/or the ability to generate new business will be highly considered. This opportunity is tailor-made for an attorney interested in working on significant, high-profile cleanup and litigation matters, some involving the region’s most prominent developments and waterways, for a sophisticated client base.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator

Environmental Associate

Office Location: Newark
Gibbons is seeking an associate with three to five years of experience in New Jersey environmental regulatory, transactional, and permitting areas, with a focus on Brownfields and wetlands redevelopment experience. Some knowledge of New York environmental regulatory, transactional, and permitting associated with Brownfields and wetlands development is a plus. Admission in both New Jersey and New York is required.

Please send resume to Melissa Marquinhos, Recruiting Coordinator