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Gibbons P.C.

  • Designation: Newark, N.J.
  • Head Count: 200
  • Gross Revenues: $111,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $555,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $765,000
  • 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 200 184 3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 200 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 99 -5 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 160 -19 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 67 -51 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

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.

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.

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.

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.

On The Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Announcements about lawyers, firms and judges.

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).

NJ Prohbits Pregnancy-Related Discrimination

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2014

It's a new kind of "labor" law: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination has been amended to prohibit discriminating against pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions such as recovering from childbirth.

Partners for Women and Justice Thank Volunteer Attorneys

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Notice to the bar.

The Churn: K&S Adds Two From Fried Frank, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 24, 2014

King & Spalding bolsters its white-collar group by recruiting a pair of partners of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Meanwhile, three Am Law firms open new offices with lateral hires. The Churn is constant. Please send all announcements to thechurn@alm.com.

Budget Plan for Judiciary Could 'Stop the Bleeding'

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Congress is planning to give some relief to the federal judiciary after last year's budget cuts.

The Juror Flinched

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 13, 2014

The juror was a father of two who initially declared that he could fairly decide the fate of a man charged with viewing child pornography, despite strong reservations. Hours later, he left a telephone message with a courtroom deputy: "There is just no way I'm going to be able to view these pictures or video."

Am Law 100 Trio Lands Roles on $2.9 Billion Pharma Deal

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 08, 2014

Forest Laboratories is acquiring Aptalis Pharma, a pharmaceutical company backed by private equity firm TPG that makes treatments for cystic fibrosis and gastrointestinal disorders. Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Forest on the acquisition, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is serving as financing counsel. Aptalis and TPG have turned to Ropes & Gray.

Conviction Tossed; Juror Couldn't Look at Child Porn Evidence

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 08, 2014

A federal appeals court threw out a 14-year prison sentence and ordered a new trial in a child pornography case because a judge didn't remove a juror who couldn't vow to give the defendant a fair trial.

Court Grapples With Propriety of Promise Made To Gain Confession

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 08, 2014

How far investigators can go in promising leniency to elicit a criminal suspect's confession is an issue captivating the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Failed N.J. Supreme Court Nominee Bound for Trial Bench, With Others

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Robert Hanna, whose New Jersey Supreme Court nomination has been stalled for a year and is about to expire, is a candidate for a Superior Court seat.

Intellectual Property Forecast for 2014

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Law Technology News : January 03, 2014

An update on what to expect in the courts and congress this year.

Horse-Bone Implant Maker Claims Scientific Journal Gave it Bad Rep

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 02, 2014

An Italian company that makes horse bone and tissue products for use in dental, orthopedic and neurological surgery on humans claims it's been defamed by a scientific journal publisher.

Large Plaintiffs Firms Say They're Becoming Choosier

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

Several plaintiffs attorneys from larger firms say they have established minimum financial thresholds in determining whether a case is worth pursuing and will often refer cases of potentially lesser financial value to smaller firms.

Lustberg's Strategic Action Sped New Jersey to Marriage Equality

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 30, 2013

For his leadership, scholarship and exquisite timing in helping bring about one of the most significant rulings in state history, Lustberg is the Law Journal's 2013 Lawyer of the Year.

Subpoenas Go On a New Year's Diet

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : January 27, 2013

Despite New Year's resolutions that may last until mid-January, you can be certain that one change will be ironclad in 2014: the amendments to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Claims Against Border Agents Revived on Appeal

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2013

A federal appeals court has revived claims that the U.S. Border Patrol illegally stopped, searched and in some cases detained people who looked Hispanic at the Sandusky Bay Station in Ohio, at the Canadian border.

After 15 Years, Perennial Issues Outweigh Big Changes in Delaware

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 18, 2013

's first article, published Nov. 10, 1998, analyzed current Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.'s qualifications as a potential vice chancellor on the court he now leads. Exactly 15 years later, DLW published an article analyzing Strine's qualifications as a potential Delaware Supreme Court chief justice.

INADMISSIBLE: Budget Agreement Might Help Judiciary

: The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

Last week, lawmakers on Capitol Hill announced a breakthrough in budget negotiations that could eventually soften the pain of steep cuts to federal judiciary funding. But the word from the budget staff at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts: It's too early to tell. Plus more in this week's column.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 13, 2013

Extracurricular activities.

Legislation in Progress To Codify N.J. Right to Same Sex Marriage

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 12, 2013

A bill that would etch into statute the right of same-sex couples to marry in New Jersey is on a fast track in the state Senate.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 06, 2013

Extracurricular Activities.

Garden State Equality v. Dow

Judith Nallin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

New Jersey's denial of the label "marriage" to same-sex couples violates the New Jersey Constitution as interpreted by Lewis and, therefore, same-sex couples in New Jersey who are otherwise qualified must be allowed to marry.

Garden State Equality v. Dow

Judith Nallin : New Jersey Law Journal : January 05, 2013

The state's application to stay the effectiveness of the order directing it to permit same-sex marriages is denied, largely because of the irreparable harm that would be caused to plaintiffs by the granting of a stay.

Inadmissible

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 27, 2013

Short takes on lawyers, firms and judges.

Correction

: New York Law Journal : January 20, 2013

MOVERS

: The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Alejandro Fiuza joins Brown Rudnick's corporate practice group as partner and chairman of the firm's new Latin American practice group. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Are Private FLSA Settlements Here to Stay?

Mitchell Boyarsky and Peter J. Dugan : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Mitchell Boyarsky, a director of Gibbons, discusses the implications of private settlements, advising that considerations must be given to the risks associated with such settlements, including subsequent judicial rejection of the parties' agreement.

A Ten-Year Look at Who Gets the Most Work

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

Restaurant.com Can Be Sued Over Coupons' Time Limits, 3d Cir. Says

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 11, 2013

One-year limits on redeeming gift certificates from dining-deal site Restaurant.com may violate a New Jersey consumer-protection law, says a putative class-action suit given a green light by a federal appeals court.

Appeals Court Reverses Sanction Against Public Defender

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2013

A federal judge abused his discretion by sanctioning an assistant federal public defender over subpoena procedures, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled.

On The Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2013

Announcements about lawyers, firms and judges.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn and Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Patton Boggs creates a public finance practice with four hires from Edwards Wildman & Palmer; Arnold & Porter loses a partner to Bingham McCutchen; and Fisher & Phillips hires four attorneys from a shuttering firm in Denver. .

Case Against Qtask Abruptly Dismissed

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 25, 2013

Four years after the trustee in the Scott Rothstein case began messy litigation against Scott Rothstein's software company, Qtask, the case is over.

Brach Eichler Opens Lobbyist Unit, Bringing in State Street Partners

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 25, 2013

Brach Eichler has entered the lobbying business through an affiliated company that will open its doors in Trenton on Oct. 28.

Power Lunch: Lobster Bar Sea Grille A Quiet Place To Get Good Food

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : January 24, 2013

Open for two months, the upscale Lobster Bar Sea Grille is wowing the Fort Lauderdale power crowd with fresh seafood flown in from Europe, fancy decor and good service.