31 Gibbons Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas Recognized in 2024 Chambers USA Guide


June 6, 2024

The firm and the following attorneys have been selected for this recognition conferred by Chambers and Partners. A description of the selection methodology for this recognition can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

The 2024 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features the highest number of Gibbons P.C. attorneys ever ranked in the publication in one year. The 2024 guide recognized 14 Gibbons practice areas, with 31 firm attorneys earning individual rankings. Three attorneys were selected for the first time this year. Additionally, the firm received its first New York practice area ranking, for Environment.

One of the legal industry’s leading client- and peer-review resources, Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through both comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, and extensive supplementary research.

”Every year we greatly appreciate receiving our Chambers rankings and the positive, invaluable feedback from both our clients and our colleagues, all of which highlight our exceptional legal services and motivates us to aim even higher,” said Peter J. Torcicollo, Gibbons’s Managing Director. “This year we are especially grateful to have more of our attorneys recognized for their work and contributions to the law.”

The Chambers excerpts included below highlight the Gibbons practice groups that ranked in the guide’s top four tiers for New Jersey:

Banking & Finance: Boasts a strong practice in the banking and finance market. Its practitioners demonstrate their ability to assist clients with a wide range of matters, including loan restructurings and asset-based financings. The team is also adept at representing clients in acquisition and leveraged buyout financings. The group is held in high regard for its ability to act on behalf of both borrowers and lenders.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: A well-regarded group with experience in acting for both creditors and debtors. Expertise includes workouts and insolvency counseling, bankruptcy litigation and foreclosure actions. The team works across a number of industries, with expertise in environment, healthcare and financial services. Works closely with specialists from other departments to provide a comprehensive bankruptcy service.

Construction: A well-known practice which frequently represents general contractors and owners in contract drafting and negotiation, P3 matters, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Experienced in claims involving design and construction defects, delay, public bidding and breach of contract.

Corporate/M&A: Represents clients in a range of industries, including household names, operating in both the middle and upper market. The firm has additional expertise in banking and finance matters.

Environment: Offers first-class representation in private sector environmental litigation as well as enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies. Navigates the matrix of regulations affecting real estate transactions, enabling clients to meet business aims. Dispenses exceptional compliance advice in connection with environmental matters, from air and water pollution to asbestos and development permits.

Chambers also ranked Environment in New York and writes: Has the ability to advise on a wide range of issues including the environmental aspects of transactions, brownfield redevelopments and Superfund cleanups. The team handles complex litigation, multi-party remediation, and regulatory complains with a focus on minimizing environmental risks for its clients.

Healthcare: Handles a broad spectrum of healthcare matters, including fraud and abuse issues, state and federal compliance, labor and employment, and HIPAA work. The firm advises on a range of corporate transactions and privacy matters. The attorneys act for a wide range of healthcare providers and professionals, including physicians, hospital systems, medical laboratories and long-term care providers. The team also takes on notable work with health insurers and nonprofit healthcare organizations.

Intellectual Property: Established firm offering a broad range of patent and trademark experience, including litigation, transactions and IP portfolio development. The firm acts for a wide array of clients, from industries including pharmaceuticals, technology and consumer products. It demonstrates particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and is also noted for its counsel on e-discovery issues.

Labor & Employment: Renowned for the depth of its experience in employment litigation and compliance counseling, with significant expertise in labor relations and restrictive covenant matters. The firm regularly assists clients with issues relating to workplace discrimination and harassment, including in-house training and internal investigations. It is active across a number of industries, often acting for financial services, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, as well as government entities and higher education institutions. The firm possesses additional strength in whistle-blower and wage and hour claims. It is capable of advising on matters throughout the USA as well as those with a cross-border element.

Life Sciences: Has a highly respected litigation team well known for its representations of life sciences clients. The Newark-based group is particularly noted for its strength in handling a range of cases concerning products liability, patent infringement and Hatch-Waxman disputes.

Litigation: Its impressive New Jersey presence is augmented by offices in New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

  • General Commercial: A regional litigation powerhouse that acts on high-stakes disputes involving an impressive range of issues including ERISA class actions, breach of contract claims and shareholder derivative actions.
  • Products Liability: The team is also recognized for its broad coverage of product liability litigation, which includes expertise in cutting-edge consumer fraud disputes. Gibbons demonstrates additional strength in handling mass torts and class actions on a nationwide scale.
  • White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Gibbons maintains a strong bench of white-collar criminal defense experts, including notable former prosecutors, who act on large-scale investigations and enforcement proceedings across a range of industries.

Real Estate: A highly regarded mainstay of the New Jersey market with breadth and depth across a wide range of real estate matters such as acquisitions, dispositions and redevelopment projects. Acts for major clients including owners, developers, retailers and corporate entities. Local government land use work remains a strong area for the team. Notable expertise in projects concerning industrial, retail and mixed-use sites.

Tax: A well-regarded tax practice with a wealth of experience advising clients on a range of transactional tax matters. Offers notable expertise in tax structuring as well as regulatory and compliance matters. Experienced in state, local and federal tax matters. Clients range from startups to global corporations.

In addition, 31 Gibbons attorneys earned individual rankings and recognition:

Frederick W. Alworth, Litigation: General Commercial
Christine A. Amalfe, Labor & Employment
Dale E. Barney, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Russell B. Bershad, Real Estate
Kelly Ann Bird, Labor & Employment
Andrew J. Camelotto, Real Estate
Frank T. Cannone, Corporate/M&A
Kim M. Catullo, Litigation: Products Liability
Charles H. Chevalier, Intellectual Property
Anne M. Collart, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Mark B. Conlan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
David N. Crapo, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
David E. De Lorenzi, Intellectual Property
David J. Freeman, Environment
William S. Hatfield, Environment
Douglas J. Janacek, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Lisa Lombardo, Construction
Michael J. Lubben, Banking & Finance; Corporate/M&A
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Robert K. Malone, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Michael R. McDonald, Litigation: General Commercial
Susan L. Nardone, Labor & Employment
Camille V. Otero, Environment
Susanne Peticolas, Environment
Jennifer Phillips Smith, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Raymond N. Pomeroy, Environment
Ricardo Solano Jr., Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Kristin D. Sostowski, Labor & Employment
Brett S. Theisen, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Peter J. Torcicollo, Construction; Litigation: General Commercial
Peter J. Ulrich, Tax