Gibbons Recognized as a Leading Firm in 2022 Chambers USA Guide


June 1, 2022

The 2022 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features the highest numbers of Gibbons P.C. practices and attorneys ever ranked in the publication in one year. The 2022 guide recognized 12 Gibbons practice areas, with 27 firm attorneys earning individual rankings. Three attorneys and one practice were selected for the first time this year.

One of the legal industry’s leading client- and peer-review resources, Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through both comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, and extensive supplementary research.

“We are always greatly appreciative of the positive feedback our clients provide to the Chambers USA Guide, which we know is a key contributing factor to our achieving these stellar rankings in firm-record numbers,” said Peter J. Torcicollo, Managing Director of Gibbons. “Every year that more of our attorneys and practice groups are selected for inclusion in Chambers, our exceptional legal and client service is further validated.”

“It is no small feat to achieve a Chambers ranking, but even more impressive are the additions of new attorneys and practice areas to the rankings,” added Patrick C. Dunican Jr., the firm’s Executive Chairman. “What this says is that the firm and our attorneys are constantly adapting to the ever-changing legal landscape while continuing to provide exceptional client service, and that our clients recognize these efforts.”

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: A well-regarded group with experience acting for both creditors and debtors. Expertise includes workouts and insolvency counseling, bankruptcy litigation and foreclosure actions. The team works across a number of industries with expertise in environment, healthcare and financial services. Works closely with specialists from other departments to provide a comprehensive bankruptcy service.

  • “They have a broad range of attorneys with exceptional skills across the board.”
  • “I have found Gibbons to be well-balanced and capable of handling a wide variety of financial restructuring matters.”
  • “All of the firm’s practitioners [are] outstanding.”

Construction: Well-known practice which frequently represents general contractors and owners in contract drafting and negotiation, P3 matters, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Experienced in claims involving design and construction defects, delay, public bidding and breach of contract.

  • “The firm has done an amazing job in responding to issues swiftly and with quick resolutions.”

Environment: Offers first-class representation in private sector environmental litigation as well as enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies. Navigates the matrix of regulations affecting real estate transactions, enabling clients to meet business aims. Dispenses exceptional compliance advice in connection with environmental matters, from air and water pollution to asbestos and development permits.

  • “Gibbons [attorneys] provide clarity and wade through the complexity to honestly assess the potential liability and find winning themes and strategies.”

Healthcare: Gibbons handles a broad spectrum of healthcare matters including fraud and abuse issues, state and federal compliance, labor and employment, and HIPAA work. The firm advises on a range of corporate transactions and privacy matters. The attorneys act for a wide range of healthcare providers and professionals including physicians, hospital systems, medical laboratories and long-term care providers. The team also takes on notable work with health insurers and nonprofit healthcare organizations.

  • “They are a large, experienced firm with broad expertise whose lawyers have proven themselves to be very practical.”

Intellectual Property: Established firm offering a broad range of patent and trademark experience, including litigation, transactions and IP portfolio development. Acts for a wide array of clients, from industries including pharmaceuticals, technology and consumer products. Demonstrates particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and is also noted for its counsel on e-discovery issues.

  • “The firm do[es] an excellent job as local counsel; they know the courts and the judges well.”

Labor & Employment: Renowned for the depth of its experience in employment litigation and compliance counseling, with significant expertise in labor relations and restrictive covenant matters. Regularly assists clients with issues relating to workplace discrimination and harassment, including in-house training and internal investigations. Active across a number of industries, often acting for financial services, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, as well as government entities and higher education institutions. Possesses additional strength in whistle-blower and wage and hour claims. Capable of advising on matters throughout the USA as well as those with a cross-border element.

  • “The Gibbons team was excellent to work with, very knowledgeable, and available at any time.”

Life Sciences: Gibbons P.C. has a respected litigation team well known for its representations of life sciences clients. The Newark-based group is particularly noted for its significant strength handling a range of cases concerning products liability, patent infringement and Hatch-Waxman disputes.

  • “The advice Gibbons gives always takes into account the commercial realities.”
  • “The team is always prepared for meetings and knowledgeable about the minutiae of the documentation.”

Litigation – General Commercial, Products Liability, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Regional litigation powerhouse that acts on high-stakes disputes involving an impressive range of issues including ERISA class actions, breach of contract claims and shareholder derivative actions. Also recognized for its broad coverage of product liability litigation, which includes expertise in cutting-edge consumer fraud disputes. Demonstrates additional strength in handling mass torts and class actions on a nationwide scale. Impressive New Jersey presence is augmented by offices in New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

  • Clients describe the team as “always very accessible” and “easy to work with.”

Real Estate: Highly regarded mainstay of the New Jersey market with breadth and depth across a wide range of real estate matters such as acquisitions, dispositions and redevelopment projects. Acts for major clients including owners, developers, retailers and corporate entities. Local government land use work remains a strong area for the team. Notable expertise in projects concerning industrial, retail and mixed-use sites.

  • “They are very deep in terms of their real estate strength. Gibbons has very knowledgeable lawyers.”

Tax: Gibbons is a well-regarded tax practice with a wealth of experience advising clients on a range of transactional tax matters. Offers notable expertise in tax structuring as well as regulatory and compliance matters. Experienced in state, local and federal tax matters. Clients range from startups to global corporations.

  • “The client service is excellent and they have strong practical awareness.”
  • “The team’s timeliness, completeness and accuracy are all excellent. Their interpersonal skills are also strong.”

In addition, 27 Gibbons attorneys earned individual rankings and similar client affirmation:

Christine A. Amalfe, Labor & Employment

Russell B. Bershad, Real Estate

Kelly Ann Bird, Labor & Employment

Andrew J. Camelotto, Real Estate

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

Michael R. Griffinger, Litigation: General Commercial

William S. Hatfield, Environment

Douglas J. Janacek, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Lawrence S. Lustberg, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Robert K. Malone, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Michael R. McDonald, Litigation: General Commercial

Susan L. Nardone, Labor & Employment

Camille V. Otero, Environment

Susanne Peticolas, Environment

Damian V. Santomauro, Construction

Jennifer Phillips Smith, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Joseph E. Santanasto, Labor & Employment

Natasha Songonuga, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Kristin D. Sostowski, Labor & Employment

Brett S. Theisen, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Peter J. Torcicollo, Litigation: General Commercial; Construction

Peter J. Ulrich, Tax

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