David J. Freeman has joined Gibbons P.C.’s New York office as a director in the Real Property & Environmental Department. He joins the firm from Paul Hastings.
"David is a highly regarded lawyer who will help us expand the environmental practice in our New York office," commented Patrick C. Dunican Jr., chairman and managing director of Gibbons. "He will help us to provide additional services to our clients in this market."
Mr. Freeman represents buyers, sellers, and developers of properties in all environmental law areas including brownfields, due diligence, hazardous waste cleanups and sustainability. He also litigates matters related to remediation, cost recovery, property damage and exposure to toxic substances. Previously in his career, he also served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Frank E. Moss and a trial attorney for the Federal Trade Commission.
He has been listed in such peer- and client-review publications as the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Super Lawyers. He is also a frequent author and speaker on environmental law topics, and received a 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his work as an outstanding law firm author.
Mr. Freeman currently serves as the president of the New York City Brownfield Partnership, as the vice chair of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and on the board of advisors for Real Estate / Environmental Liability News.
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Kevin McNulty, a former director in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Department, has been appointed and confirmed as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
“We are very proud of Kevin’s many stellar achievements at Gibbons, says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., chairman and managing director of the firm. “We know he will approach his judicial role with the greatest integrity and professionalism.”
While at Gibbons, Mr. McNulty was named one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2008 “Lawyers of the Year” for his work reversing the 2006 ban on New Jersey attorneys’ participation in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers® surveys. He also led the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and represented clients in a wide range of pharmaceutical, intellectual property, commercial, criminal and appellate matters.
Before joining Gibbons, Mr. McNulty served as Chief of the Appeals Division of the United States Attorney’s Office from 1995 to 1998 and as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 1991 to 1995. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frederick B. Lacey, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and litigated a variety of civil matters in private practice before entering government service.