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The Network Journal Honors Gibbons Associate Robert Johnson At “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards Dinner


June 24, 2013

The Network Journal (TNJ), the New York tri-state area’s premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives, and small business owners, honored Robert Johnson, an associate in the Corporate Department of Gibbons P.C., at its 16th Annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards Dinner. The event was held on June 13, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City.

“Robert’s contributions to the firm and Corporate practice have proven incredibly insightful and valuable,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director. “Gibbons congratulates him on this recognition.”

TNJ’s “40 Under Forty” began in 1997 to recognize young African-Americans who have proven to be exceptional performers in their industry and committed contributors to the development of their community. The program is designed to promote mentorship and professional development for these next-generation leaders by introducing them to the established business community as role models for young African-Americans.

“Once again, TNJ has the privilege of presenting to the world another forty up-and-coming African-American leaders. These young men and women were chosen for this honor in a rigorous selection process,” says Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ’s founder, publisher, and CEO. “We are proud to know that in publicly recognizing them, we facilitate further advancement in their careers, for it is through events such as the ‘40 Under Forty’ Achievement Awards Dinner that we bring these accomplished individuals to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliations.”

At Gibbons, Mr. Johnson has extensive knowledge of corporate organizational structures. He also represents public and private companies, commercial banks, and governmental agencies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase transactions, securities regulations, corporate governance matters, credit facilities, public finance, private placements matters for the New Jersey Division of Investment, contract drafting, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. He previously served a two-year term in the Assistant Counsel’s Office under New Jersey Governor Christopher J. Christie. In this role, Mr. Johnson was responsible for making recommendations to the governor pertaining to state legislative and regulatory issues. He was regularly involved in the daily activities of the Department of Banking and Insurance, Division of Consumer Affairs, Division of Alcohol and Beverage Control, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and the State Law Review Commission. He was also responsible for discussing legal issues with state legislators, proposed regulations with department commissioners, and special interest issues with lobbyist groups on behalf of the governor.

About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is the premier monthly magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives, and small business owners. Engaging more than 98,000 readers, TNJ is dedicated to connecting, empowering, and inspiring this market segment by providing news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of businesses and the advancement of professionals in the workplace. Along with featuring successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business- and career-building strategies, TNJ highlights trends in key industries, providing information on valuable resources in the corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Each issue of TNJ includes articles on finance and economy, career, management, healthcare, church business, science, and technology; reviews of the hottest automobiles in the industry; and features about executives on the move.