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Gibbons Recognized as a Leading Firm in 2014 Chambers USA Guide


May 29, 2014

The 2014 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 most the firm has ever been ranked in the top tiers of this publication. The firm has appeared in the Chambers guide since its inception, and, for the past three years, Gibbons 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 Gibbons consistently improves in the Chambers rankings, with more attorneys and practice areas selected this year than any other year,” notes Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “We are also grateful to our clients who speak so highly of our attorneys and their service.”

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: Full-service New Jersey firm with a deep bankruptcy bench enhanced by its strong Northeastern presence. Houses extensive litigation capabilities and regularly handles complex bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation before state courts. Sources say: “They dig deep, are responsive and do their best to protect our interests.”

Corporate/M&A: A well-regarded team that is often called upon by New Jersey institutions in large privatizations of state assets … Provides clients with international expertise in countries such as Japan, Germany, and the UK. Sources say: “They are very commercial, dependable attorneys who think outside the box and can go toe to toe with some of the largest New York-based firms.” Others note: “They are particularly effective at striking a balance between rigorously protecting my interest while not creating friction between the buyer and seller and risking the transaction.”

Environment: Runs the gamut of environmental law in New Jersey. Involved in high-profile litigation as well as regulatory compliance, brownfield redevelopment and real estate transactions, and represents a number of large multinational corporations. Sources say: “They are knowledgeable and have the ability to develop and present a position in favor of the client.” Others note: “They have done a very good job, and are very, very responsive.”

Healthcare: Possesses particular expertise in defending clients from claims of healthcare fraud, abuse, and waste. Also assists healthcare providers with real estate issues, transactional work, and nonprofit issues among others.

Intellectual Property: Recognized for its expertise in IP litigation including Hatch-Waxman cases. Also advises clients on due diligence matters and patent portfolio management.

Labor & Employment: Displays great strength in employment law and defends companies and academic institutions from discrimination, unfair dismissal, and retaliation claims. Sources say: “They are very responsive, know the law, and produce beautiful work products while thinking outside the box.” Others note: “The firm is cost-effective, which was one of the reasons we chose them over the usual counsel for these matters. They staffed reasonably, even leanly, but they have the resources of a big firm.”

Litigation – General Commercial, Products Liability, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Impressive depth across a series of disputes, with a leading presence in commercial disputes on behalf of clients from all industrial sectors. Also offers expertise in cases involving product liability claims and white-collar criminal cases relating to a number of areas including securities, antitrust, and healthcare fraud and abuse. Sources say: “Gibbons is very impressive. One of the best firms I have had the pleasure to work with.” Others note: “An excellent firm with a number of very good litigators.”

Real Estate: Assists clients working on major transactions and redevelopment opportunities in the tristate area. Handles sales, acquisitions, permitting, and development work across large commercial, office, and government properties. Frequently retained by corporations seeking to relocate, advising on the sale and subsequent acquisition or leasing of new property. Sources say: “I appreciated their reputation, size and total professionalism; in many cases they are the best.” Others note: “They have the invaluable depth of knowledge to handle any matter.”

In addition, 27 Gibbons attorneys received the following reviews in the guide’s 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

Irvin M. Freilich, Environment

David J. Freeman, 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 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

Sheila F. McShane, Intellectual Property

Susan L. Nardone, Labor & Employment

Camille V. Otero, Environment

Susanne Peticolas, Environment

Frank J. Vecchione, Bankruptcy/Restructuring