Anthony P. Callaghan

Anthony P. Callaghan

Director, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Anthony Callaghan, a native of Ireland, is a commercial litigator who practices in state and federal courts nationally, in addition to various alternative dispute resolution tribunals. His practice ranges from complex contract and restrictive covenant disputes, to securities litigation, class and derivative actions, to counsel on a wide array of business issues. Mr. Callaghan advises a broad range of foreign corporate and institutional clients operating in the United States on legal issues that include corporate and transactional matters, dispute resolution, intellectual property rights, employment concerns, creditors’ rights, and mergers & acquisitions ─ where necessary, working with attorneys from Gibbons’ other practice groups to ensure effective and efficient outcomes for his clients.

As past President of the Irish American Bar Association of New Jersey, and an active member of several community and philanthropic organizations, Mr. Callaghan maintains close ties to the legal and business communities in the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. He is the recipient of several honors recognizing his achievements and contributions on both sides of the Atlantic, including New York Metro Super Lawyers, the Irish Legal 100, to which he has been named annually since 2011, and the Irish Echo Golden Bridges Award.

Mr. Callaghan has served as lead counsel on a variety of litigations, including the successful defense of Fortune 100 companies in a multicount international fraud and conspiracy dispute; contract disputes in the healthcare information market; trademark and trade dress disputes; intellectual property licensing and reseller disputes; banking and credit disputes; reinsurance disputes; malpractice; senior corporate executive contract disputes and negotiations; and corporate dissolution proceedings. He has taken a principal role in innumerable other disputes involving auditor malpractice; emergent injunctive relief relating to employment restrictive covenants; securities class actions and derivative claims; corporate contract disputes; intellectual property disputes; and a broad range of complex commercial disputes.

Credentials

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)

National University of Ireland - Carysfort College (B.Ed., honours)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Chapter of the Essex Inn of Court
Barrister

Essex County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Two-year term as Federal Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Nicholas H. Politan, U.S.D.J. in Newark, New Jersey

Civic/Charitable Activities

Mr. Callaghan is actively involved with the American Ireland Fund and the Irish American Partnership.

Languages

Gaelic