Gibbons Attorneys Individually Ranked In 2015 Best Lawyers; Earns Place On Law360’s List Of New Jersey’s Powerhouse Law Firms; Earns Women In Law Empowerment Forum’s Certification

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 08:17

Gibbons is proud to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys, representing four of its offices and all of its practice areas, have been individually selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

In addition to these rankings, Brian J. McMahon, chair of the Business & Commercial Litigation Department, will be featured as the “2015 Lawyer of the Year” in the Securities Litigation category.

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Gibbons P.C. has been named one of Law360’s “New Jersey Powerhouse” law firms. According to Law360, Gibbons “sees founder Andrew Crummy's legacy in its present status as a regional powerhouse at the center of trailblazing civil rights litigation, commercial development deals and public-private projects that involve billions of dollars.”

The Powerhouse Law Firms series profiles eleven firms in New Jersey that have “stood out for their sizeable presence in the state and significant accomplishments in regional work over the last two years.” The feature article on Gibbons emphasizes the firm’s almost 90 years of experience, with quotes from Patrick C. Dunican Jr., (chairman and managing director of the firm), Frank T. Cannone (chair of the Corporate Department), and Lawrence S. Lustberg, (director of the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest & Constitutional Law).

The firm’s selection as a “New Jersey Powerhouse” was based on its immersion in recent years in some of the most significant projects, transactions, and litigations in the state of New Jersey. Whether representing state or related governmental entities, or private sector clients whose business interests have significant regional ramifications, Gibbons has longstanding ties to matters that impact New Jersey’s most important industries – pharmaceutical, financial services, recreation and tourism, healthcare, and development, among others – and countless of its citizens. The firm handles many groundbreaking matters in New Jersey that often involve unique New Jersey legislation, pioneering transactions, major land developments, and complex, statewide litigations.

The feature article can be read in its entirety here.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Gibbons has earned the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification. Gibbons is one of only 45 firms to make the list this year and one of only 22 firms to receive a Gold Standard Certification every year since WILEF established the program.

WILEF’s certification program, launched in 2011, identifies law firms throughout the country that include a meaningful percentage of women in top leadership positions. For its 2014 WILEF Certification, Gibbons satisfied five out of the six areas, surpassing the necessary certification criteria. Gibbons met the criteria in the following list, with women comprising 10 percent of the firm’s chairs and managing partners; 20 percent of the firm’s primary governance committee;  20 percent of the firm’s compensation committee;  25  percent of the firm’s practice group leaders or department heads; and 10 percent of the top half of the firm's most highly compensated partners.