Gibbons Director Christine Amalfe Named One of the State’s “Leading Women Entrepreneurs”


October 5, 2011

Christine A. Amalfe, who chairs the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., has been named one of the state’s “Leading Women Entrepreneurs” by New Jersey Monthly magazine and Own It Ventures. Honorees are highlighted in the October 2011 issue of New Jersey Monthly.

The “Leading Women Entrepreneurs” list comprises select, accomplished women who reside and own or co-own successful businesses in New Jersey. Their recognition was based on various key criteria, including innovation, market potential, community involvement, and advocacy for women. The “Leading Women Entrepreneurs” will be honored on October 29, 2011 at the Own It Ventures Conference in Morristown, New Jersey.

“In addition to her Department Chair position, Chris fills numerous roles that are key to the successful operation of this firm,” notes Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “As Human Resources General Counsel, a member of our Executive Committee, and co-founder of our Women’s Initiative—not to mention one of our top rainmakers—Chris has been integral to our efforts to maintain a talented, highly motivated workforce that offers innovative, top-flight service to an impressive and expanding client base.”

As Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Department, Ms. Amalfe manages 13 lawyers across three offices and oversees the legal, administrative, and business development functions for one of the firm’s most active practices, with clients among the world’s best-known companies. When she was appointed to this position at the age of 40, she became the firm’s youngest woman department chair. Ms. Amalfe ensures that the Department offers clients a variety of services beyond top-flight legal counsel, including seminars and speaking engagements; custom employment law training programs; a regularly produced newsletter; and, most recently, the Employment Law Alert blog [].

Ms. Amalfe has been listed for many years in Best Lawyers in America for the New York area; New Jersey Super Lawyers; and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. New Jersey Super Lawyers included her in its rankings of the Top 100 Lawyers and Top 50 Female Lawyers. In 2010, she was named one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching.”