Gibbons Chairman and Managing Director Patrick Dunican Appointed a Trustee for the AFBNJ


November 18, 2011

Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., has been appointed a Trustee for the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey (AFBNJ), the preeminent bar association for attorneys who practice before the federal courts in the District of New Jersey. Mr. Dunican’s term began with the AFBNJ Board of Trustees meeting held on October 26 in Mount Laurel.

The AFBNJ is a resource for the federal courts and practitioners in New Jersey, enabling interaction between those practitioners and federal judges on matters of mutual interest. The Association sponsors an annual United States District Court Conference every March, an annual dinner and bestowing of the William J. Brennan Jr. Award every June, and numerous educational seminars throughout the year.

About Patrick C. Dunican Jr.

Mr. Dunican is a nationally recognized law firm innovator who was highlighted by Law360 in 2010 as one of the nation’s most innovative law firm managing partners. He has also been named one of the 100 most powerful people in New Jersey business by NJBIZ; an “Entrepreneur of the Year,” in the Professional Services category, by Ernst & Young; and the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2011 by Seton Hall University School of Law. He was elected Managing Director of Gibbons in 2004, at the age of 36.

Under Mr. Dunican’s leadership, Gibbons has consistently anticipated changes in the turbulent legal market. By establishing a corporate management model, he has led the firm’s growth into a 230-lawyer, five-office Mid-Atlantic regional powerhouse. He has devoted major new emphasis and firm resources to the aggressive Gibbons diversity program, wide-ranging pro bono engagements, and a groundbreaking Women’s Initiative. As a result of this work, as well as the firm’s unique suite of additional personnel, corporate responsibility, and quality-of-life programs, Gibbons has earned many honors, including:

  • Joining the Am Law 200 for the first time
  • Being named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List,” one of only 20 firms nationwide, and the only NJ-headquartered firm, to be featured
  • Ranking #18 nationwide (and #7 among Am Law “Second Hundred” firms) for associate satisfaction by American Lawyer
  • Being named among the “Best Places to Work” in America, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, by various organizations