Gibbons P.C. Welcomes 2023 Fall Associate Class
October 2, 2023
Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that seven new associates have joined the firm, bringing wide-ranging talent and experience in support of the legal and value-added services Gibbons provides to clients. Their practices will span two of the firm’s legal practice groups, as well as the Gibbons Fellowship, and all will be resident in our Newark office.
Consistent with the firm’s commitment to hiring the most promising new attorneys with the most relevant prior experience, the new associate class includes a former law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, a former law clerk at PSEG, and several associates who have completed clerkships at the state or federal level.
“We could not be more pleased with the quality and potential of these exceptional young attorneys,” noted Peter J. Torcicollo, Managing Director of the firm. “They will undoubtedly uphold the Gibbons legacy of excellence.”
“The varied backgrounds and skill sets of these attorneys will serve our clients well,” said Patrick C. Dunican Jr., the firm’s Executive Chairperson. “We are delighted to welcome them to the firm.”
The new associates, along with overviews of their experience, are listed below.
Nicholas X. Bruscino, Corporate
Mr. Bruscino is a corporate transactional attorney. He is experienced with corporate, employment, regulatory, and related compliance matters; Exchange Act reporting matters related to SEC regulations concerning climate change, cybersecurity, human capital, and supply chain disruptions; and private placement memoranda for capital offerings and FINRA arbitrations. Mr. Bruscino was formerly a law clerk for PSEG. He also worked as a summer associate at Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner LLP in New York City. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Bruscino worked as a sales trader at TP ICAP in New York City, where he specialized in equity derivatives. Mr. Bruscino received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was Senior Editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal, and his B.S. from Boston College Carroll School of Management. Admission to the state of New Jersey is pending.
Elena Cicognani, Business & Commercial Litigation
Ms. Cicognani is a former law clerk to the Honorable David H. Hennessey, U.S.M.J., District of Massachusetts, and the Honorable Jack M. Sabatino, Presiding Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. During her term with Judge Hennessy, she researched and drafted orders, reports and recommendations, and dispositive opinions primarily on matters of civil law ranging from toxic torts, tax code-based disputes, professional malpractice, and civil rights. While clerking for Judge Sabatino, Ms. Cicognani prepared appellate bench memoranda on issues of both criminal and civil law. She earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal, and her B.A. from The University of Edinburgh. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
Jessica L. Guarracino, Business & Commercial Litigation
Ms. Guarracino joins Gibbons’s Business & Commercial Litigation Group armed with valuable experience gained from two judicial clerkships: the first to the Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia, Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the second to the Honorable Kevin McNulty, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Guarracino practiced as an employment litigation associate at a top New York City law firm. Having gained knowledge on both sides of the bench, she can better advise clients and help navigate the intricacies of litigation. Ms. Guarracino earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was Comments Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University. She is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Bryan Hahm, Business & Commercial Litigation
Mr. Hahm brings to the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Group experience in appellate work, health law, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry compliance, and a strong interest in data privacy and blockchain technologies. He is particularly familiar with compliance in biotechnology and mitigating company risks from B2B and B2C product sales. His work has also entailed drafting legal memos and litigation documents, conducting legal research, and articulating False Claims Act self-disclosure settlement agreements. He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie Ann Mitterhoff, J.A.D., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, where he performed appellate legal analysis and reviewed and edited legal opinions. Mr. Hahm earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was DEI Editor of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal and Executive Editor of the Health Law Outlook, and both his M.S. and B.S. from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York.
Stephen J. Marietta, Business & Commercial Litigation
Mr. Marietta focuses his practice on civil and criminal litigation and government investigations, with a concentration on trial- and appellate-litigation strategy, as well as pro bono matters. He has represented multinational corporations in all facets of litigation, including motion practice, depositions, trials, and appeals, and helped manage government investigations of clients in cutting-edge industries, such as cryptocurrency and electric vehicles. In addition, he serves as the Director of Rutgers Law School’s appellate-advocacy program and teaches constitutional law at Seton Hall University. Mr. Marietta is a former law clerk to the Honorable Gregory A. Phillips, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He also interned for the Honorable Esther Salas, United States District Court, District of New Jersey; the Honorable José L. Linares, United States District Court, District of New Jersey; and the Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia, Supreme Court of New Jersey. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Rutgers Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers University Law Review, and his B.A. from The College of William and Mary. He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Ruth O’Herron, Gibbons Fellowship
Ms. O’Herron is a Gibbons Fellow in Public Interest & Constitutional Law for the 2023-2025 term. Through her work researching and writing for federal judges, she has developed proficiency in matters relevant to the Gibbons Fellowship, including constitutional and civil rights, immigration, habeas, and sentencing law. In her law school clinic, she worked as part of a team that successfully demonstrated their client’s prison conditions were unconstitutional. She also gained relevant experience through law school internships with the Legal Aid Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Center for Appellate Litigation, where she advocated for clients to be allowed to remain in the United States, at liberty and united with their families. She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was Notes Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and her B.A. from Boston College. She is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York.
Ravipal Singh, Business & Commercial Litigation
Mr. Singh recently served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Rukhsanah L. Singh, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey, who worked with all of the District Judges in the vicinage of Trenton. During his clerkship, he researched and drafted legal opinions, reports and recommendations, and other legal documents. He also researched and analyzed pending court motions and was responsible for case management, docket administration, and internal chambers protocols, all of which enabled him to gain valuable insight into the courts and judicial bench in the District of New Jersey. While in law school, he interned for the Office of the Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice, in both the Appellate Bureau and Cyber Crime and Finance Bureau. Mr. Singh earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, where he was Senior Staff Editor of the Rutgers Business Law Review, and his B.S. from Rutgers University. He is admitted to practice in the state of New Jersey.