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Gibbons Recognized as a Leading Firm in 2015 Chambers USA Guide


May 27, 2015

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 and client testimonials 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. Sources say: “A very diligent team that is focused on doing the right thing for the client,” and “We were pleased with the service and would definitely call upon them again if the need arises.”

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. Sources say: “Extremely responsive, knowledgeable, and attentive to our particular concerns,” and “They are hard-working, they provide quality legal advice and their service is fantastic.”

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. Sources say: “They are experts in the field of environmental law and have a complete understanding of all New Jersey statutes relating to environmental issues. They are also extremely responsive and detailed in their work.”

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. Sources say: “an excellent firm.”

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. Sources say: “They anticipated our every need and addressed it. Excellent client service and very responsive.”

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. Sources say: “The quality of their work is top-notch and they are very responsive,” and “They are smart and savvy, and understand our business and the legal process very well.”

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. Sources say: “They are very experienced and very thorough. I get a comfort factor from having them on my cases as I can rely on them to do the work in the way I need it done.”

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. Sources say: “This group is responsive, pays great attention to detail and possesses a strong work ethic,” and “We have been particularly impressed by the firm’s breadth of knowledge and expertise, and the quality of its staff.”

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