Enterprising Women


One-on-One Program with Steve Adubato

July 2008

Debra A. Clifford, Counsel to the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department at Gibbons P.C., appeared in the July 16, 2008 episode of the “Enterprising Women” series, part of “Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato” on public television.

Ms. Clifford, who focuses her practice on complex litigation matters, discussed the pressures of managing both work and family life, and how a supportive workplace can foster a healthy balance. She mentioned the policies, benefits, programs, and mentoring offered through the Gibbons Women’s Initiative as particularly helpful in attaining this balance.

“A key factor in the success and growth enjoyed by Gibbons in recent years is our retention and development of women attorneys, which we have accomplished in great part due to our Women’s Initiative,” says Patrick C. Dunican, Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “When half of all new attorneys are women, and women are increasingly holding critical decision-making roles in corporate America, we can only be assured of offering clients the best possible attorney talent by advancing lawyers like Debra while also supporting their efforts to balance work and family responsibilities.”