Gibbons Recognized as a Leading Firm in 2015 Chambers USA Guide


May 27, 2015

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The 2015 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features ten Gibbons P.C. practice areas and 27 individual Gibbons attorneys. The firm has been ranked in the Chambers guide since its inception and, for the past four years, has also contributed the state overview for the New Jersey section of the publication.

Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, plus extensive supplementary research.

“We are extremely proud that our clients provide such positive comments about our firm and our attorneys every year in the Chambers guide,” noted Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons.

The Chambers excerpts included below highlight the Gibbons practice groups that ranked in the guide’s top three tiers for New Jersey:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Highly proficient practice handling a broad range of bankruptcy work for debtors, creditors and fiduciaries. Represents clients at all levels of the court system and is renowned for its involvement in big ticket cases.

Corporate/M&A: Recognized for its expertise in transactions work including joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers and divestitures. Provides corporate counsel to a broad client base including prominent players in the energy, healthcare and real estate sectors.

Environment: Versatile group of environmental attorneys with an established track record in large-scale litigation and brownfield and redevelopment projects. Also has significant experience handling multiparty matters.

Healthcare: A renowned national practice in the healthcare arena, acclaimed for its strength in defending a broad client base in criminal fraud and abuse matters. Also advises on healthcare transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate structurings.

Intellectual Property: Advises a diverse client base on an array of IP matters including due diligence, patent applications and portfolio management. Possesses strength in IP litigation with particular expertise representing pharmaceutical clients in drug patent litigation.

Labor & Employment: Notable expertise in litigation involving, among other things, whistle-blowing and claims of discrimination and wrongful discharge. Advises domestic and international clients drawn from a variety of industries, including banking and finance, retail, technology and pharmaceuticals.

Litigation – General Commercial, Products Liability, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Able to draw on a regional network of attorneys with extensive expertise in a broad array of industries. Excellent reputation for the strength of its business and commercial litigation practice, as well as its prominent white-collar team, which advises healthcare entities. The products liability group is also very well regarded, routinely attracting mandates from blue-chip companies.

Real Estate: Handles large, complex transactions for leading companies, government agencies and developers, who benefit from its statewide and national expertise. Frequently works alongside its environmental and land use and redevelopment attorneys to provide clients with a full service.

In addition, 27 Gibbons attorneys earned individual rankings:

    • Christine A. Amalfe, Labor & Employment
    • Dale E. Barney, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Russell B. Bershad, Real Estate
    • Kelly Ann Bird, Labor & Employment
    • Mitchell Boyarsky, Labor & Employment
    • Frank T. Cannone, Corporate/M&A
    • Kim M. Catullo, Litigation: Products Liability
    • Mark B. Conlan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • David N. Crapo, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • David E. De Lorenzi, Intellectual Property
    • David J. Freeman, Environment
    • Irvin M. Freilich, Environment
    • Karen A. Giannelli, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • John J. Gibbons, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Michael R. Griffinger, Litigation: General Commercial
    • William S. Hatfield, Environment
    • John H. Klock, Environment
    • Bruce A. Levy, Healthcare and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
    • Lawrence S. Lustberg, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations:
    • Robert J. MacPherson, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Michael R. McDonald, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Brian J. McMahon, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Susan L. Nardone, Labor & Employment
    • Camille V. Otero, Environment
    • Susanne Peticolas, Environment
    • Natasha Songonuga, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Frank J. Vecchione, Bankruptcy/Restructuring