Gibbons Promotes New Directors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 13:41

Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that four attorneys, across three of the firm’s offices, have been named directors, effective January 1, 2015.

Scott J. Etish, Business & Commercial Litigation Department – Philadelphia Office

Mr. Etish has a diverse litigation practice focused primarily on commercial and construction disputes, insurance coverage, partnership and shareholder disputes, antitrust, real estate, breach of fiduciary duties, and restrictive covenants. Mr. Etish primarily represents and counsels clients in the construction, real estate, insurance, pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing, and financial services industries. He regularly appears before state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and he manages all phases of litigation.

Natasha Songonuga, Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department Wilmington Office

Ms. Songonuga has extensive experience in business reorganization and restructuring matters, working across the full spectrum of Chapter 11 cases, as well as counseling creditors in assignments for the benefit of creditors state court insolvency proceedings. She also handles a wide range of other matters, including managing the claims objection and reconciliation process for thousands of claims; drafting, negotiating, and objecting to plans of reorganization and liquidation; section 363 sales; stay relief motions; and handling related litigation. In addition to her bankruptcy practice, Ms. Songonuga handles matters locally for the firm’s Products Liability clients involved in asbestos litigation and has represented landlords in FDIC receiverships of banks arising from the recent subprime debacle.

Christopher H. Strate, Intellectual Property Department Newark Office

Mr. Strate has extensive experience representing clients in numerous fields, and in connection with various technologies, in patent litigation and prosecution matters. He analyzes clients’ products for patentability and assists them in drafting patent applications and prosecuting the application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also advises clients on matters of patent validity and infringement. In addition, Mr. Strate has negotiated and drafted patent licenses, development agreements, supply agreements, litigation settlement agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Jennifer Marino Thibodaux, Business & Commercial Litigation Department Newark Office

Ms. Thibodaux represents companies in a broad range of complex commercial matters and consumer class action lawsuits. She has extensive experience defending class action lawsuits involving consumer fraud and consumer product claims arising under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA), Product Liability Act (NJPLA), California consumer protection statutes, and the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).