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Gibbons Chairman and Managing Director Patrick Dunican Named to Best Lawyers® Advisory Board


August 3, 2011

Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., has been named to the Best Lawyers Advisory Board.

The Best Lawyers Advisory Board helps to ensure that the Best Lawyers publication, one of the preeminent referral guides to the legal profession, achieves its goals of transparency, accuracy, timeliness, relevance, and usefulness, and that any new initiatives are responsive to both the concerns of the legal profession and the needs of clients.

Mr. Dunican joins a highly esteemed group of law firm and corporate executives who also serve on the Advisory Board, including the managing partners of such prominent firms as Skadden; Sullivan & Cromwell; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; White & Case; Sidley Austin; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Morrison & Foerster; K&L Gates; and WilmerHale, among others—along with general counsel from Bank of America, ConocoPhillips, AIG, Aetna, General Dynamics, Mass Mutual, GMAC, and Nokia, to name a few.

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
  • 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