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Gibbons P.C.

  • Designation: Newark
  • Head Count: 201
  • Gross Revenues: $114,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $570,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $855,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Gibbons P.C. is a Newark, New Jersey-based law firm. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Gibbons, Del Deo has 199 attorneys and is the 202nd largest firm in the United States. The firm ranked 187th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200 rankings of firms based on revenue with $106,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. In addition to its Newark headquarters, the firm has offices in Trenton, Philadelphia, New York City and Wilmington, Delaware. Among its numerous practice areas are business and commercial litigation; criminal defense; corporate; financial restructuring and creditors' rights; government affairs; products liability; employment law; and intellectual property.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 188 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 200 -7 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 44 19 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 148 12 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 67 -51 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Margaret (Peggy) O'Rourke Wood

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Wolff & Samson, West Orange

Alychia L. Buchan

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Proskauer Rose, Newark

Robert Johnson

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Gibbons P.C., Newark

Uzaomaka Okoye

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Gibbons P.C., Newark

New Leaders of the Bar 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

The lawyers profiled in these pages are those that represent a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

No Retroactive Liability for Time Limits on Web Deals

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

A four-year old consumer suit against restaurant.com over time limits for online dining deals has been thrown out by a federal judge in New Jersey but a lawyer for the would-be plaintiff class says he will appeal.

Firm Financials

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A look at the yearly numbers behind the 's yearly Top 20, and New Jersey's biggest firms.

U.S. Dist. Judge Rules Against N.J. in Case of Seismic Testing

Jennifer Genova : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

U.S. District Court Judge Peter Sheridan has ruled against the state in a lawsuit concerning seismic testing along the ocean floor off the coast of Barnegat, but the state plans to file an appeal.

N.J. Muslims Seek to Revive NYPD Surveillance Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Wide-scale surveillance of New Jersey Muslims by the New York Police Department caused "concrete and particularized" injuries, according to papers filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit seeking to overturn summary judgment dismissal of their civil rights suit.

In Re: Challenge of Contract Award Solicitation #13-X-22694 Lottery Growth Management Services

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

State Employees' Challenge to Privatization of Lottery Operations Is Rejected

The 2014 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The 49 lawyers included on this list are those that we decided—after a rigorous evaluation process—are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession.

N.J. Firms Improve Pro Bono Numbers But Still Lag

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

New Jersey firms showed improvement in their dedication to volunteer work, though there's plenty of room for further gains, a recent survey of national pro bono work at large firms shows.

Complete Coverage of the Bridgegate Scandal

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Tracking the latest in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" scandal.

Judge Invites Scrutiny of Gibbons Ties in Port Authority Case

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

A federal judge has invited parties in four cases against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that are pending before him to weigh in on whether he should hand them off to another judge because he provided legal services for the agency as a partner at Gibbons before he went on the bench.

Circuit Mulls Release of Records on Detainee

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 26, 2014

An attorney seeking the release of records on the alleged 20th Sept. 11 hijacker, who is being held in Guantanamo Bay, told a federal appellate panel Wednesday that the government's justification for withholding images of Mohammed al-Qahtani is so broad as to be meaningless under the Freedom of Information Act.

Confirmation Hearings for Delaware Judiciary: What Are They Good for?

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 25, 2014

Less than nine minutes and fewer than four questions isn't enough to vet candidates for the Delaware judiciary, according to some legal observers.

Judicial Confirmation Hearings: What Are They Good for?

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 23, 2014

Less than nine minutes and fewer than four questions isn't enough to vet candidates for the Delaware judiciary, according to some legal observers. But that's only the part that people see, government officials counter, saying there is a substantial and lengthy process that occurs before candidates reach the hearing.

Impact of Lost Ticket Revenue Detailed in Traffic Ct. Trial

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 20, 2014

Witnesses from several agencies testified Thursday in the Philadelphia Traffic Court trial how funding from traffic fines—or lack thereof—has affected the public.

NLJ 350: Northern New Jersey Suffers Big Slide

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

Northern New Jersey lies within commuting distance of New York City, but the two areas are worlds apart when it comes to the nation's largest law firms' staffing choices. Among the top 25 U.S. markets, Northern New Jersey's 9.3 percent headcount slide was the steepest last year.

The Careerist: Top 45 Firms for Women

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 18, 2014

Did your firm make this year's list?

On The Move: Two New Associates at Weber Gallagher

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The Workers' Compensation Group at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby adds two, while James Tyrrell, Jr., joins Edwards Wildman.

Nine Recognized for Law-Related Accomplishments

Cheryl Baisden : New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The NJSBA presents nine law-related awards

Meet the Judges: Southern District Chief Judge Loretta Preska

: New York Law Journal : January 13, 2014

In the first of an occasional series, the Southern District chief judge discusses the court, her most difficult challenges and most satisfying experiences as chief, and her style of judging.

Support Grows for Plans To Raise Judges' Mandatory Retirement Age

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

Momentum is gaining in the Legislature and in the bar for a proposed constitutional amendment to increase the mandatory retirement age for New Jersey judges.

Lawyers More and More in Demand As Corporate Compliance Directors

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Recruiters, consultants and other insiders say there is an increased demand for compliance professionals—and a growing appetite for lawyers in those roles.

N.J. Wants Warrantless Access to Phone Customers' Billing Records

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office is asking county prosecutors statewide for their help in overturning a 32-year-old state Supreme Court precedent that requires a warrant to obtain telephone billing records.

Delaware LLC vs. New Jersey LLC for Complex Business Transactions

Lawrence A. Goldman : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2014

A discussion of the key differences between the New Jersey and Delaware statutes regarding limited liability companies.

N.J. Firms Contract in Size Even as Head Counts Up in National Survey

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

As head counts at large U.S. firms grew almost 4 percent on average, the most populous New Jersey firms were heading in the other direction.

Rough Spots in Firm's Seven-Year Marriage

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Day Pitney's headcount has slid by about 31 percent since the merger that created it in 2007.

NJSBA Amicus in Case Over Use of American Rule

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

NJSBA files friend-of-court brief over American Rule decision.

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

A round-up of action from Trenton.

N.J. Supreme Court Will Decide if Watchdogs Can Be Whistleblowers

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 04, 2014

A New Jersey Supreme Court case that promises to have a major impact on the scope of whistleblower protection in the state has drawn participation from both sides of the employment bar.

People in the News - June 3, 2014 - Marshall Dennehey to Host Phila. Bar Committee Meeting

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is scheduled to host an upcoming meeting of the women's rights committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Legislative Action for Week of May 26, 2014

John L. Kennedy : The Legal Intelligencer : January 03, 2014

Following is a listing of legislative action for the week of May 26. Members of the General Assembly were set to return to session June 2.

PTAB Sides With Apple in Software Patent Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

The ruling permits one party in multidefendant litigation to seek inter partes review, even when related entities were sued earlier.

IN BRIEF: Currency Motto Stands

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The "In God We Trust" phrase on U.S. paper currency and ­coinage does not violate the First Amendment or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

N.J. Firms Steady in AmLaw 200, But Two Slide Off the Board

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

New Jersey firms held their ground in the recently released national AmLaw 200 rankings, though two that have made appearances before failed to make the cut.

Daffodils, Daisies and E-Discovery

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 30, 2014

A compendium of recent cases dealing with e-discovery matters.

People in the News - May 30, 2014 - Gibbons Associate Elected to SquashSmarts Board

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2014

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young associate Maria J. Wing was accepted to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2014 Fellows Program.

Plans For New Courthouse Evoke Bittersweet Response

ISAAC AVILUCEA : The Connecticut Law Tribune : January 30, 2014

Ask attorneys about the old Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse, and many will wax poetically. The 1889 granite building is the third oldest courthouse in the state, and has hosted its share of high-profile trials.

Fatal Hit-And-Run Conviction Reversed

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 28, 2014

A state appeals court reverses the conviction of a Plantation man charged with hitting a woman wandering on I-595.

Christie Hires Gibbons Lawyer To Defend Against Whistleblower Suit

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The Christie administration has brought in a private attorney from one of New Jersey's most prominent law firms to take over the defense of a two-year-old whistleblower suit that accuses it of taking over a county prosecution and having the charges dropped in order to protect political cronies.

Executive and Legislative Action for Week of May 19, 2014

John L. Kennedy : The Legal Intelligencer : January 27, 2014

Following is a listing of executive and legislative action for the week of May 19. Members of the General Assembly are set to return to session June 2.

Nonequity Partner Ranks Swell at N.J. Firms, Per National Trend

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

In New Jersey, the proportion of nonequity partners has grown every year, for at least the past eight years, at the 20 firms and branches ranked in the 's most recent annual survey of top-grossing firms.

State v. Hreha

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Court Orders New Hearing On Miranda Rights Waiver

Rabner Deal Averts Crisis, But Concerns Linger

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Bar groups, practitioners and others react to the news that Gov. Christie will renominate Chief Justice Rabner for tenure.

Work-Product Privilege Outweighs Broad Expert Discovery

Madeline M. Sherry and Stephen J. Finley Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2014

In , 2014 Pa. LEXIS 1111 (Apr. 29, 2014), a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court left in place a decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court creating "a bright-line rule denying discovery of communications between attorneys and expert witnesses."

Judge Who Stopped Openings and Tossed Case Is Reassigned

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 19, 2014

A Queens judge who cut short an attorney's opening statement in a medical malpractice trial and then threw out the case has been overruled by a Brooklyn appellate court that criticized his "improper conduct" in the matter and assigned the case to another judge.

Successful Bar Candidates, February 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Results have been provided to 987 of the 1,015 candidates who sat for the February 2014 New Jersey Bar Examination. Of those, 600, or 60.79 percent, passed.

Toys-for-Tots Defame Suit Defendants Suggest Foul Play by Plaintiff Lawyers

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2014

A Philadelphia law firm's alleged misconduct may lead to dismissal of a defamation suit by Toys for Tots volunteers against news media that reported they were caught stealing donated toys from a Walgreens collection bin.

People in the News - May 13, 2014 - PBA to Honor Butler County Judge

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 13, 2014

The following is a portion of a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted the Homeless Advocacy Project in 2013:

Feds Lose Bid to Force Foreign Official to Sit for Depo in D.C.

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 12, 2014

A federal judge has refused to force a top government official of Equatorial Guinea to fly to Washington to contest the federal government's effort to seize a multimillion-dollar jet from him.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

For Trial Lawyers Like Paul Rowe, The Courtroom Is the Place To Be

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

"Living the case" is perhaps the watchword for Rowe, who chose decades ago to make trial work his metier and has never looked back.

On The Move: Drinker Middle Moves to New Space

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus adds James Costello Jr. as partner, Thomas Calcagni and Eric Kanefsky announce their new firm, Drinker Biddle & Reath shows off their new digs, and more.

Federalism Obstacles to Advancing Renewable Energy

Michael B. Gerrard : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

In his Environmental Law column, Michael B. Gerrard writes: Many states have been taking steps to increase the use of renewable energy sources. However, because electricity is a commodity in interstate commerce and electrons once on the grid do not respect state borders, these efforts have begun to collide with the dormant Commerce Clause and related constitutional doctrines.

Speech About Discrimination Suit Protected, Judge Rules

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2014

A legal scholar will not have to face defamation claims for writing and speaking about a Wall Street manager who was being sued for allegedly calling an employee a "homo" for being a vegetarian, a Manhattan federal judge has ruled.

Neals Receives Gibbons 'Trendsetter Award'

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The Gibbons Diversity Initiative (GDI) presenting its Trendsetter Award to Julien Neals, business administrator for the city of Newark, Hill Wallack gets involved with the Special Olympics, and other extracurricular activities.

Owner Can't Recover 9/11 Cleanup Costs, Circuit Finds

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

The owner of a building contaminated with toxic "WTC Dust" cannot recover money spent on the cleanup because the attacks were an act of war.

Capitol Report

Jena Morrow : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2014

A recap of legislative actions in Trenton of interest to attorneys.

On The Move: Mairella Joins Sills Cummis

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Lauletta Birnbaum welcomes Robert McKinley as partner, and named to the N.J. Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution are Deborah Nelson and Robert MacPherson.

Sotomayor Speaks to Seton Hall Law Students

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the keynote speaker at Seton Hall School of Law's April 10 Diversity Speaks Annual Distinguished Speaker Series, NJ legal administrators hold a charity bowl, and more.

Rajaratnam Can't Dodge Tamil Tigers Terror Funding Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 30, 2014

A judge delivered more bad news to disgraced hedge fund titan Raj Rajaratnam this week, refusing to dismiss an Alien Tort Statute case alleging that he and his father provided financial support to a Sri Lankan terrorist group.

Late Filing Stymies McCarter's Bid For Urban-Enterprise Tax Refund

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2014

McCarter & English cannot recoup more than $400,000 in sales and use taxes that it paid to New Jersey because it missed the statute of limitations for seeking a refund, a Tax Court judge says.

Ex-Hedge Fund Manager Facing Suit Over Alleged Terrorist Ties

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 29, 2014

A federal judge on Monday refused to throw out a lawsuit that accuses Rajakumara Rajaratnam, a former hedge fund manager convicted of insider trading, of aiding and abetting human rights violations by allegedly funneling millions of dollars to the Tamil Tigers, a Sri Lankan terrorist group.

INADMISSIBLE: Justices Have Their Heads In The Cloud

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is worried about the cloud — cloud computing, that is. Plus more in this week's column.

Sills Cummis' Gross and Net Down, But Profits per Partner Are Stable

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Sills Cummis & Gross, one of New Jersey's largest and perennially highest-grossing firms saw a drop-off in revenue and a sharp decline in net profits in the last fiscal year.

Emmet Remembered

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2014

The restoration of the 1828 bust of Thomas Addis Emmet was celebrated in a rededication ceremony in the rotunda of Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street Thursday.

Two NJSBA Sections to Honor Lawyers for Lifetime Achievement

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2014

Two NJSBA sections honor members for lifetime accomplishments.

Large N.J. Firms Sluggish in Revenue, Profits

Ronald J. Fleury : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2014

New Jersey's bellwether firms continued in 2013 the retrenchment that began a year earlier, as revenues stayed virtually flat while profits abated slightly.

Franco v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Subscriber Plaintiffs Denied Class Certification For Allegedly Underpaid Claims

N.J. Panel Proposes RPC Changes For Bar Admission, Technology Use

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 16, 2014

A New Jersey Supreme Court panel is asking for feedback on proposed ethics rule changes addressing advancing technology, lawyer mobility and globalization.

Brownfield Cleanup Act Reform: The Saga Continues

David J. Freeman and Lawrence Schnapf : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

David J. Freeman, a director at Gibbons, and Lawrence Schnapf, founder of Schnapf LLC, review the differences among the governor's, Senate's and Assembly's proposals on Brownfield Cleanup Act reform, which did not survive the crush of last-minute negotiations over New York State's 2014-15 budget, and makes suggestions as to how these differences might be resolved.

Report of the Supreme Court Working Group on Business Litigation

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Notice to the bar.

In the Matter of the Grant of a Charter to the Merit Preparatory Charter School of Newark

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Approval of Newark Charter Schools Using Online Instruction Upheld

People in the News - April 9, 2014

: The Legal Intelligencer : January 09, 2014

The following is a portion of a list of pro bono volunteers who assisted Philadelphia VIP in 2013:

Court Says FTC Can Sue Companies Over Compromised Consumer Data

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission surmounts the first hurdle in a case that tests its authority to sue companies over data breaches that compromise consumers' personal information.

Litigation Departments of the Year

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

The results of the 's second annual venture into rating law firm litigation departments for excellence. Awards are given in general, commercial, employment, insurance, intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability and real estate litigation.

Fostering Creative Solutions for Litigators

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 03, 2014

As a Mid-Atlantic regional firm, Gibbons holds to a middle-market business model: one that allows it to cater to midsized businesses while offering Fortune 500 companies cost-effective alternatives to Big Law.

CBRE Execs Work $101M Sale of Coral Gables Office Complex

Samantha Joseph : Daily Business Review : January 01, 2014

Jose Antonio Lobon, Christian Lee and Charles Foschini were part of a seven-member team that leveraged a $101 million deal for a landmark Coral Gables real estate portfolio, bringing institutional buyers to the table with cash for a client on a tight schedule.

Judicial Independence Task Force Begins Convening Public Hearings

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 31, 2014

The Task Force on Judicial Independence—formed by the State Bar Association to address perceived threats to the sovereignty of New Jersey's judges during Gov. Chris Christie's administration—is kicking into high gear.

INADMISSIBLE: Kirkland Partner Eyes White House Post

: The National Law Journal : January 31, 2014

W. Neil Eggleston, a white-collar defender in Kirkland & Ellis' Washington office, is the leading contender to replace White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler when she steps down, according to five Washington attorneys following the selection process who spoke on background about an administration personnel decision. Plus more in this week's column.

Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege Is a One-Way Street

Madeline M. Sherry and Stephen J. Finley Jr. : The Legal Intelligencer : January 31, 2014

The attorney-client privilege continues to be a frequently litigated issue in Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Gillard v. AIG Insurance, 15 A.3d 44 (Pa. 2011), which affirmed that the attorney-client privilege is a "two-way street" and confirmed that all communications between an attorney and the client are privileged.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Honors Five

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2014

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund honors five local lawyers, Kristen Polovoy, of counsel with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, is a Burlington County Freeholders' "Outstanding Woman of the Year," and Evan Mandery speaks at the Rutgers' Annual Evangelides Lecture.

Federal Judiciary Plans to Hire Staff, Public Defenders

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The federal courts plan to backfill many of the staff and public defender positions lost during last year's steep budget cuts, top judiciary officials told House lawmakers today on Capitol Hill.

Mills v. NJ Department of the Treasury

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Guilty Pleas Preclude Mistaken Imprisonment Act Claims

Gibbons Revenue Stays Flat in 2013, First Growth Stagnation in a Decade

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Gibbons, one of New Jersey's top-earning and most populous homegrown firms, saw revenues stay essentially flat in fiscal 2013—the first year it failed to grow revenue in a decade.

JNC Seeks, Sends Chancellor Finalists to Markell

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 19, 2014

The Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted both Andre G. Bouchard and David C. McBride to Gov. Jack Markell for consideration to become the next Delaware Court of Chancery chancellor, according to sources familiar with the process. Bouchard and McBride are the only individuals who applied for the position despite the fact that the JNC had solicited additional candidates to seek the judicial vacancy.

Sources Say JNC Recruited Applicants for Chancery Opening

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 18, 2014

Members of Delaware's Judicial Nominating Commission actively recruited attorneys who were viewed as potential candidates for the Delaware Court of Chancery's vacant chancellor position and asked them to apply for the opening, according to sources familiar with the process.

Technicality Forces U.S. Resident to Forfeit Passport

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 14, 2014

The State Department has revoked the passport of a man who has lived here since 1989 because the agency decided it had made a mistake by recognizing his citizenship in the first place—and now an appellate court has concluded it can't remedy the injustice.

Dewey Demise Claims More Collateral Damage

Steven J. Harper : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Three former Dewey leaders get indicted—and a former Dewey underling gets a trip through the looking glass.

Higbee, Presiding Accutane Judge, Given a Stint at Appellate Division

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 14, 2014

The judge in charge of New Jersey's massive number of suits over the acne drug Accutane has been transferred to the appellate bench for two months—a move that won't upset lawyers for drug maker Hoffmann-La Roche who have painted her as their nemesis.

Jury Returns $1.59M Verdict in Suit Over Roche Drug Accutane

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2014

A New Jersey jury returns a $1.59 million verdict for a woman who developed ulcerative colitis after using the acne drug Accutane— the seventh plaintiff victory in as many suits against the manufacturers that have been tried to conclusion.

A Commitment to Professionalism

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Former Supreme Court Justice Helen Hoens addresses Civil Trial Bar Section gathering.

Top 10 N.J. Lawyer-Lobbyists

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

The top 10 N.J. lawyer-lobbyists.

Searching for Zachary Warren, the Other Dewey Defendant

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Of the four ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf employees indicted on criminal charges Thursday by the Manhattan district attorney's office, one is literally a mystery man even to Dewey insiders.

N.J. Lawyer-Lobbyists' Revenues Stay Flat Despite Industry Gains

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Revenues for the lobbying industry in Trenton shot back up last year after a brief slump, but law firms that lobby didn't share in the rebound.

New Partners Yearbook 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2014

The 's 15th annual profile of new partners at New Jersey firms.

Politics on the Bench—Iowa and Beyond

Roger Pilon : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A response to former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus's opinion piece, by the Cato Institute's Roger Pilon.

Equine Bone Implant Maker Drops Defamation Suit Against Publisher

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

An Italian medical products maker that sued Hoboken, N.J., publisher John Wiley & Sons for defamation in a scientific journal has voluntarily dismissed the action.

On The Move: February 24, 2014

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Gibbons in Newark promotes associate Jason Tuvel, of the firm's Real Property and Environmental Department.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Debate Resumes Over Shortening Legal Malpractice Suit Time Limits

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A renewed effort to chop New Jersey's legal malpractice statute of limitations down to two years from the current six is underway in the Legislature.

What Constitutes a Public Trial?

Stephen J. Harper : Daily Report : January 04, 2014

"Historically both civil and criminal trial has been presumptively open." See Richmond Newspapers Inc., v. Virginia, 448 U.S. 555, 580 (1980).

Famed Niro IP Firm on Hot Seat Over Inventor's 'I Lied' Email

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

After defeating a patent suit for HTC, Sheppard Mullin partner Stephen Korniczky is going after plaintiffs IP firm Niro, Haller & Niro—and he's got a powerful weapon.