Gibbons Director John Romeo Named A Top Employment Attorney; Firm Recognized By Chambers USA; Attorneys Listed In Pennsylvania Super Lawyers And Rising Stars

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:23

Human Resource Executive® magazine has featured John C. Romeo, a director in the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., on its list of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys,” in the “Up-and-Comers” category.

This is the seventh edition of the “Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys,” a collaboration between Human Resource Executive® and Lawdragon, a media company that has issued "best of" lawyer lists since 1989. This guide is intended to offer corporate counsel and human resource professionals a guide to finding lawyers who can help resolve difficult employment situations and comply with workplace-related laws and regulations. This year’s list of 210 employment lawyers featured 40 up-and-comers (who have been in practice for less than 20 years) recommended by corporate counsel.

At Gibbons, Mr. Romeo represents both private and public employers in all aspects of federal and state labor and employment laws. He routinely provides practical strategic advice to clients dealing with difficult employee issues involving all aspects of the employment relationship. Mr. Romeo has extensive experience defending single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class claims under state and federal employment laws, including claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as wage and hour claims. Mr. Romeo also serves as legal counsel and lead negotiator during labor negotiations, and has extensive experience handling labor arbitrations and defending unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. In addition, he has assisted employers in developing, drafting, and implementing employment policies, compliance and ethics programs, drug-free workplace programs, and executive employment agreements. He is a former member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Labor and Employment Committee and was active with the organization’s Delaware Valley Chapter (DELVACCA).

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The 2014 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features 10 Gibbons P.C. practice areas and 27 individual Gibbons attorneys, the most the firm has ever been ranked in the top tiers of this publication. The firm has appeared in the Chambers guide since its inception, and for the past three years, Gibbons has also contributed the state overview for the New Jersey section of the publication.

Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, plus extensive supplementary research.

The Chambers excerpts and client testimonials included below highlight the Gibbons practice groups that ranked in the guide’s top three tiers for New Jersey:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Full-service New Jersey firm with a deep bankruptcy bench enhanced by its strong Northeastern presence. Houses extensive litigation capabilities and regularly handles complex bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation before state courts.

Corporate/M&A: A well-regarded team that is often called upon by New Jersey institutions in large privatizations of state assets. Provides clients with international expertise in countries such as Japan, Germany, and the UK.

Environment: Runs the gamut of environmental law in New Jersey. Involved in high-profile litigation as well as regulatory compliance, brownfield redevelopment and real estate transactions, and represents a number of large multinational corporations. 

Healthcare: Possesses particular expertise in defending clients from claims of healthcare fraud, abuse and waste. Also assists healthcare providers with real estate issues, transactional work, and nonprofit issues among others.

Intellectual Property: Recognized for its expertise in IP litigation including Hatch-Waxman cases. Also advises clients on due diligence matters and patent portfolio management.

Labor & Employment: Displays great strength in employment law and defends companies and academic institutions from discrimination, unfair dismissal, and retaliation claims.

Litigation – General Commercial, Products Liability, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Impressive depth across a series of disputes, with a leading presence in commercial disputes on behalf of clients from all industrial sectors. Also offers expertise in cases involving product liability claims and white-collar criminal cases relating to a number of areas including securities, antitrust, and healthcare fraud and abuse.

Real Estate: Assists clients working on major transactions and redevelopment opportunities in the tristate area. Handles sales, acquisitions, permitting, and development work across large commercial, office, and government properties. Frequently retained by corporations seeking to relocate, advising on the sale and subsequent acquisition or leasing of new property.

In addition, 27 Gibbons attorneys received the following reviews in the guide’s individual rankings:

Christine A. Amalfe, Labor & Employment

Dale E. Barney, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Russell B. Bershad, Real Estate

Kelly Ann Bird, Labor & Employment

Mitchell Boyarsky, Labor & Employment

Frank T. Cannone, Corporate/M&A

Kim M. Catullo, Litigation: Products Liability

Mark B. Conlan, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

David N. Crapo, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

David E. De Lorenzi, Intellectual Property

Irvin M. Freilich, Environment

David J. Freeman, Environment

Karen A. Giannelli, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

John J. Gibbons, Litigation: General Commercial

Michael R. Griffinger, Litigation: General Commercial.

William S. Hatfield, Environment

John H. Klock, Environment

Bruce A. Levy, Healthcare and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Lawrence S. Lustberg, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Robert J. MacPherson, Litigation: General Commercial

Michael R. McDonald, Litigation: General Commercial

Brian J. McMahon, Litigation: General Commercial

Sheila F. McShane, Intellectual Property

Susan L. Nardone, Labor & Employment

Camille V. Otero, Environment

Susanne Peticolas, Environment

Frank J. Vecchione, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that six firm attorneys have been listed in the 2014 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Four firm directors were selected to the Super Lawyers publication, and two associates appear in Rising Stars.

Madeline M. Sherry, a director in the firm’s Products Liability Department, was included on the list of Top 50 Female Attorneys in Pennsylvania for the fourth straight year.

The 2014 Super Lawyers list includes the following firm directors, with their respective areas of practice: William G. Frey, Construction Litigation; Stephen J. Imbriglia, Personal Injury Defense: Products; George J. Murphy, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Madeline M. Sherry, Civil Litigation Defense

Gibbons attorneys appearing in Rising Stars this year are: Scott J. Etish, Business Litigation; Stephen J. Finley, Jr., Personal Injury Defense: Products.