Patrick Dunican Selected to PolitickerNJ’s Power List for 2017


November 15, 2017

Making his inaugural appearance on the PolitickerNJ Power List of the 100 most prominent and connected people in New Jersey politics, Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., is listed at #26.

Each year, PolitickerNJ ranks the 100 preeminent political party leaders, party operatives, lawyers, lobbyists, activists, and media figures populating the state’s political scene, based on the strength and scope of their influence and key relationships. The publication notes of Mr. Dunican:

            Whether it’s Democrats or Republicans in power, Gibbons tends to be in the 
            middle of the action. As chairman of one of the state’s largest law firms, 
            Dunican’s influence is likely to remain constant under Murphy.

The full 2017 Power List can be found here.

In his role at Gibbons, Mr. Dunican has ultimate oversight of the top lawyer-lobbying practice in the state, as rated by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission for the past nine years. He also leads a firm that Law360 recently named a “New Jersey Powerhouse,” based on its representation of a wide range of state and other governmental entities, as well as private sector clients whose business interests have significant regional ramifications. He has been featured for seven consecutive years among the NJBIZ “Power 100” list of the most powerful people in New Jersey business.

In addition, Mr. Dunican has been named by Law360 as one of the nation’s most innovative law firm managing partners and by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the state’s “Distinguished Leaders” in the legal industry. He was elected Managing Director of Gibbons in 2004, at age 36, and transformed the firm into a major force in the Mid-Atlantic legal market, listed among the Am Law 200, National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List,” and Law360’s “New Jersey Regional Powerhouses.” His focus on marketing and branding initiatives earned Gibbons a place as the only law firm featured in Steve Adubato’s book, You Are the Brand. A litigation attorney, Mr. Dunican is listed in both the New Jersey and New York editions of Super Lawyers for business litigation and in Best Lawyers® for commercial litigation. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and was named to “40 Under 40” lists in both NJBIZ and the New Jersey Law Journal.

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