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Gibbons Expands Wilmington Practice

News

May 5, 2011

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce the expansion of its Wilmington, Delaware office and the arrival of Andrew G.T. Moore II, Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware (Retired), who joins the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Department and will serve as the Administrative Director of the Wilmington office.

Along with Justice Moore, Christopher Viceconte joins the office as a Director in the Business & Commercial Litigation Department. In addition, Natasha Songonuga, an associate with the firm’s Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Departments, moves her practice to Wilmington.

“That an attorney of Justice Moore’s caliber is now the Administrative Director of our Wilmington office underscores how serious Gibbons is about raising our profile, expanding our presence, and enhancing our services there,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “Christopher and Natasha broaden the practice and augment the services we provide through our Wilmington office, which enable us to continue to meet our clients’ needs in the regions and markets that are vital to their businesses.”

Andrew G. T. Moore II is a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware with extensive experience in the area of corporate litigation, which he practiced before his appointment to the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware by Governor Pierre S. duPont IV in 1982. In his twelve years on the Delaware Supreme Court, Justice Moore wrote many of the landmark decisions in the field of corporate governance.

After his time on the court, Justice Moore served as senior managing director of and then Senior Advisor to the international investment banking firm of Dresdner, Kleinwort, Wasserstein, Inc., working in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and advising special committees of boards of directors. Justice Moore is a former member of the boards of directors of America Lawyer Media Holdings, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, America Lawyer Media, Inc., publisher of Corporate Control Alert, and numerous legal journals, including American Lawyer and National Law Journal. Justice Moore is currently the Distinguished Professorial Lecturer at Stetson University College of Law, where he teaches a course in advanced corporation law.

Christopher Viceconte has extensive experience litigating commercial disputes involving breach of contract, tortious interference, unfair competition, and other business tort claims. He also focuses his practice on the defense of product manufacturers in design, warning and manufacturing defect and negligent installation and repair matters, and the defense of employers and property owners in toxic tort, workplace accident, and premises liability matters.

Natasha Songonuga’s practice has included the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, chapter 11 and chapter 7 trustees appointed under the Bankruptcy Code, and trustees appointed pursuant to the Securities Investor Protection Act. Ms. Songonuga’s current representations include the Chapter 11 trustee for DBSI, Inc. and its affiliates, which consist of a conglomerate of real estate entities with listed assets valued at over $2.65 billion at the time of their bankruptcy filing in November 2008. She also has significant experience representing landlords in FDIC receiverships of banks arising from the recent subprime debacle and defendants in adversary proceedings (including preference and fraudulent transfer actions).