Kristin Sostowski Named One of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business


March 26, 2019

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Kristin D. Sostowski, a Director in the Employment & Labor Law Department of Gibbons P.C., leader of the firm’s Higher Education Team, and President-Elect of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), has been named one of New Jersey’s “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ, one of the leading business news publications in the state. The winners were recognized at an awards reception and ceremony on March 25, 2019 and will also be highlighted in a special supplement to the April 1st edition of NJBIZ.

The Best 50 Women in Business awards program honors New Jersey’s successful and influential women in business who have been making headlines in their fields. The 50 honorees were selected by an independent panel of judges, based on their dedication to business growth in the state, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement, and advocacy for women. Ms. Sostowski joins fellow Gibbons attorneys Jennifer A. Hradil, Camille V. Otero, Christine A. Stearns, Karen A. Giannelli, Susanne Peticolas, Alyce C. Halchak, and Christine A. Amalfe, as well as the firm’s Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, June M. Inderwies, as recipients of this award.

“Kristin has proven herself to be an asset to both her clients and the firm at large,” stated Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “This recognition from the broader New Jersey business community is incredibly well-deserved, and the whole firm congratulates Kristin on this honor.”

At Gibbons, Ms. Sostowski balances her practice between employment litigation and counseling, representing New Jersey and national employers in a wide variety of industries. She provides strategic counsel to clients at all phases of the employment relationship, tackling and resolving her clients’ thorniest employment challenges. Known for her tenacious advocacy, strategic approach, and attention to detail, Ms. Sostowski advises employers regarding compliance with federal and state workplace laws, pre-litigation risk avoidance, and defense of workplace-related disputes in state and federal courts and agencies. She also co-founded and leads the firm’s Higher Education Team, a multidisciplinary practice that provides advice, counsel, training, and litigation services designed to help both public and independent institutions tackle the unique regulatory challenges that govern higher education.

A longtime champion of women’s professional advancement, Ms. Sostowski will be inducted as President of NAWL, the nation’s oldest professional organization dedicated to the progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights, in July 2019. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been listed in Woodward/White Best Lawyers®, Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, as well as among NJBIZ’s “Forty Under 40.”

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