For the third year in a row, Gibbons P.C. is ranked the #1 lawyer-lobbying firm in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, which has just released its report on 2010 lobbying expenditures in the state. Gibbons also ranked fifth among all contract lobbying firms in New Jersey.
The Gibbons Government Affairs Department saw an increase in lobbying revenues between 2009 and 2010, nearly rebounding to pre-recession levels despite the state's slow economic recovery. In fact, the Gibbons team outpaced its nearest competitor by more than $385,000, which resulted in the most significant percentage of the state's overall lawyer-lobbying revenues that the firm has ever achieved.
"It is simply not an option for our clients to sit on the sidelines as legislation or regulation reshapes their playing fields," says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of the firm, "The lawyer-lobbyists who staff our Trenton office, just steps from the State House, are uniquely well-positioned to handle any government relations services our clients may need."
Adds David A. Filippelli, Chair of the firm's Government Affairs Department, "The numbers reflect that, more and more, businesses of all types are seeking counsel as they engage in the legislative or regulatory process. Clients continue to turn to our firm because we don't simply 'open doors' or make introductions. We take the time to learn our client's business, develop a strategy for success, and then use our experience, our relationships, and our credibility as Gibbons lawyers to get results."