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NJBIZ Names Bill Palatucci and Patrick Dunican Among its “Power 100”


January 30, 2013

Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., and Bill Palatucci, Special Counsel at Gibbons P.C., were named by NJBIZ to its “Power 100” list of the most influential people in New Jersey business. Both have appeared on this list since its inception in 2011, with Mr. Dunican ranking 56th and Mr. Palatucci ranking 15th on this year’s list. This is especially impressive since 50% of the people on the 2012 list were not included again this year.

To compile the “Power 100” list, NJBIZ editors spoke to dozens of connected sources over several months to highlight the high-level officials in state, county, and federal government, as well as executives from some of New Jersey’s largest employers and most dynamic organizations, who are helping to strengthen the business environment in New Jersey.

Patrick Dunican has been highlighted by Law360 as one of the nation’s most innovative law firm managing partners for his achievements as Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C. During his tenure, the firm has joined the Am Law 200 and grown into a Mid-Atlantic regional powerhouse, adding 80 attorneys and opening offices in Philadelphia and Delaware. Gibbons was one of only 20 law firms nationwide to earn a spot on The National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List,” which recognized midsize firms that found innovative ways to position themselves in a turbulent legal market. He has devoted firm resources to the Gibbons Diversity Initiative, wide-ranging pro bono engagements, and Women’s Initiative, which earned Gibbons the prestigious Catalyst Award in 2009.

Bill Palatucci is one of the state’s most prominent and widely respected attorneys, with a reputation for strategic planning and complex public policy and communications initiatives. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Public Affairs at Community Education Centers and also served as Co-Chairman of the Inaugural Committee for Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno. In 2010, he was elected the Republican National Committeeman for New Jersey. He currently serves as a member of the National Advisory Board for the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and as a member of the Board of Visitors at the Seton Hall University School of Law. He also chairs the University of Phoenix Board of Trustees for its Jersey City, NJ campus.