Christine Amalfe Elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers


November 9, 2015

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Christine A. Amalfe, Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., has been elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Class of 2015. Ms. Amalfe was inducted at the 20th Installation of Fellows on November 7, 2015 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, coincident with the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Continuing Legal Education Conference.

The College was established in 1995 to establish standards of professionalism throughout the practice of labor and employment law; to serve as a comprehensive resource to labor and employment law scholarship and improvement of the practice; and to recognize attorneys who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field. With the current installation, the College is represented by more than 1,300 members in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and eight provinces from Canada. In order to be considered for membership, a nominee must have at least 20 years of experience in the field of labor and employment law and demonstrate the highest levels of professional qualifications, ethical standards, character, integrity, leadership, and service to clients and the bar, bench, and public. Nominees must also engage in significant and distinguished scholarship, education, and/or publication on labor and employment law.

“Through her actions and example, Christine has proven to be a trusted advisor, hardworking mentor, and an outstanding lawyer,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of the firm. “Her selection to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is another well-deserved recognition of a stellar career.”

Earlier this year, Ms. Amalfe was inducted into the inaugural class of New Jersey Law Journal Lifetime Achievement Award Winners. Ms. Amalfe’s selection by the College was based on her longstanding, diverse practice defending single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class claims under state and federal employment laws and conducting employment counseling and training for corporate clients. She is listed among the region’s leading employment lawyers by Woodward/White Best Lawyers®, the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers, which lists her among the top 100 attorneys and top 50 female attorneys in the state. In addition, Ms. Amalfe has been listed as a “State Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation, named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” in NJBIZ, and featured as one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching.” She was elected an At-Large Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the NJSBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

A co-founder of the internationally recognized Gibbons Women’s Initiative, Ms. Amalfe has served as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) Foundation and as a Trustee of the NJSBA’s Women in the Profession section. Previously, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association presented her with its Women’s Initiative & Leaders in Law (WILL) Platinum Award for her work supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession, and the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University has also recognized her efforts.

About The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non -profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model.