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Gibbons Chairman and Managing Director Patrick Dunican Appointed to the NJPAC Board of Directors


December 5, 2011

Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), one of the largest performing arts centers in the country, which has brought innovative programming, renowned artists, and various educational initiatives to diverse audiences for almost 15 years and has helped revitalize downtown Newark.

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, New York, and Pennsylvania, by various organizations and publication