Two Gibbons Attorneys Featured on ROI-NJ’s Fourth Annual “Influencers Power List”


February 22, 2021

ROI-NJ, a weekly newspaper covering the business news, developments, and trends in New Jersey, released its fourth annual “Influencers Power List,” which features Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons P.C., and Christine A. Stearns, a Director in the firm’s Government & Regulatory Affairs Group and Administrative Director of the Trenton office.

The “Influencers Power List” ranks the professionals with the greatest influence on business in New Jersey, with the top 30 influencers listed in order, followed by a select group of influential professionals categorized in 14 individual fields.

The publication notes that Mr. Dunican, who is listed in the “Lawyers” category, “[o]versees what many feel is the state’s most powerful firm. Client list is a who’s who of business and political leaders.”

Mr. Dunican has been featured on this list every year it has been published. He is also one of a select few business leaders to be named to the annual NJBIZ “Power 100” list every year it has been published, and he has previously been ranked on the PolitickerNJ “Power List” of the 100 most prominent and connected people in New Jersey politics.

Appearing on the ROI-NJ list of most influential “Government Affairs” professionals for the third consecutive year is Ms. Stearns. Previously selected to the NJBIZ “Health Care Power List” for several years and included on NJ Spotlight’s list of “Top 10 Healthcare Lobbyists in New Jersey,” Ms. Stearns has also previously been named a “Top Policy Expert” on the ROI-NJ “Health Care Influencers” list. On this year’s “Influencers Power List,” ROI-NJ notes that she is a “[l]ongtime veteran of Trenton [who] has a wide range of political and legislative experience, with a specialty in health care.”

To compile the “Influencers Power List,” ROI-NJ editors spoke to numerous connected sources over several months to highlight the high-level officials in the state, county, and federal governments, as well as executives from some of New Jersey’s largest employers and organizations, who most help to strengthen New Jersey businesses.

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