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Two Gibbons Attorneys Ranked Among Top 10 Lawyers in Their Fields by United States Lawyer Rankings


May 7, 2013

Alyce C. Halchak and Lawrence S. Lustberg, both of Gibbons P.C., have been highlighted in the 2013 edition of United States Lawyer Rankings, which ranks the top ten attorneys nationwide in each of twelve practice areas, as rated by the senior management of large corporate and institutional companies and by members of the bar and judiciary, who together comprise the evaluation consortium.

“While they are being lauded for their achievements in very different practice areas, Alyce and Larry share the highest levels of skill, talent, and dedication,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “We are proud that United States Lawyer Rankings chose to recognize their tremendous contributions to their individual fields.”

Ms. Halchak, a Director in the firm’s Corporate Department, was ranked as one of the top ten tax attorneys in the country. She concentrates her practice in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged leasing, securities and corporate, and compensation counseling. She also has significant experience counseling boards of directors of public and private companies on a variety of governance and legal matters, leading internal investigations and providing advice to boards and special committees regarding corporate governance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley implementation, compliance, and enforcement. She is listed in the 2013 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers® and was named one of the “Ten To Watch” in The Star-Ledger’s article on “The Most Powerful Women in New Jersey Business,” as well as one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ magazine. She was the only NJ-based attorney named to the 2008 class of the Direct Women Board Institute, among only 20 overall from more than 200 nominations nationwide.

Mr. Lustberg, Chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense Department and Director of the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, was ranked as one of nation’s the top ten criminal defense attorneys. Throughout his career, Mr. Lustberg has argued groundbreaking cases before federal and state courts up to the United States Supreme Court, and he is well known and highly regarded for his extensive criminal defense, public interest, and pro bono legal work. He has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his achievements. He has been named one of the top 10 lawyers in New Jersey in 2013 and is regularly ranked among the Best Lawyers in America, the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and Super Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past recipient of the Roger N. Baldwin Award from the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as the Legal Services of New Jersey Outstanding Board Service Award.

About the United States Lawyer Rankings
The United States Lawyer Rankings are unique, in that lawyers cannot nominate themselves; nor can they—nor any members of their firms, including marketing personnel—nominate colleagues from within their firms. Only members of the confidential voting panel can submit nominations, not for marketing purposes (United States Lawyer Rankings does not accept advertising or payment of any kind, and does not distribute marketing materials), but to identify lawyers who have consistently provided the highest degree of legal representation, for the benefit of business and individual clients.