Gibbons Director Christine Amalfe Inducted as Secretary of New Jersey State Bar Association
May 18, 2020
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Christine A. Amalfe, Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Department of Gibbons P.C., was sworn in as Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the state’s largest association of judges, lawyers, and legal professionals, during the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting, held May 13-15, 2020. Ms. Amalfe is on track to become President of the NJSBA in 2025.
An NJSBA member for over 30 years, Ms. Amalfe has served in various capacities, including as an Executive Committee Member of the Labor & Employment Law Section, Trustee of the Women in the Profession Section, and member of the Higher Education, Judicial Administration, Legislative, Amicus, and Pro Bono Committees. She also served three two-year terms as an At-Large Trustee. In addition to her work with the NJSBA, Ms. Amalfe has been a member of the American Bar Association Advisory Council for the Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law/Summit Co-Chair. She was elected a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Class of 2015.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve the members of the NJSBA, and I cannot think of a better time to serve the lawyers of this state,” stated Ms. Amalfe. “I am humbled and promise to serve the Association and further its mission.”
“We are certain that Christine will bring the same energy and dedication to the NJSBA that she has brought to Gibbons throughout her career,” said Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “Her selection to a leadership position in the NJSBA is another well-earned and well-deserved recognition, and we look forward to supporting her in this role.”
At Gibbons, Ms. Amalfe represents corporations in the areas of employment law and litigation. She is listed in Woodward/White Best Lawyers®, which also listed her as Newark “Lawyer of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor and Employment category; Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; and Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers, which includes her among the top 10 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 also a recipient of the New Jersey Law Journal’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
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. 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.