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Gibbons P.C.

  • Designation: Newark
  • Head Count: 193
  • Gross Revenues: $110,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $570,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $830,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Gibbons is a Newark-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Gibbons has 193 attorneys and is the 207th largest firm in the United States.  With $108,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 185th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in DE, NJ, NY and PA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 186 2 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

Revenue Climbs for Most Top 20 Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 27, 2016

The middle ain't a bad place to be—a saying that perhaps has yet to be coined, but certainly applies to New Jersey firms and branches that find themselves in the middle ranks of the Law Journal's annual survey of top-grossing firms.

NJ Firms Gain Ground on Am Law 200 and Two Rejoin the Ranks

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 25, 2016

Six New Jersey-homegrown firms made the cut for The American Lawyer's recently released rankings of the top-grossing. All four making return appearances improved their standing, while two others returned to the list after missing the cut in recent years.

State v. Perry

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 25, 2016

Evidence of Semen Stain on Victim's Shorts Inadmissible Under Rape Shield Law

Wage-and-Hour Still Makes Hay, Class Action Lawyers Say

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 19, 2016

Ask New Jersey class action practitioners what's keeping them busy, and the answers of course will vary. But one topic comes up consistently: wage-and-hour litigation.

Allow Convicted Felons to Serve on Juries

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 12, 2016

Voting and jury service are both responsibilities and privileges of citizenship. However, jury service, unlike the right to vote, is permanently unavailable to convicted felons under current New Jersey law.

Mistrial Called After Judge OKs Lawyer's Dual Role as Witness

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 12, 2016

An appeals court has granted an emergent application for a mistrial in a legal malpractice case after the trial judge said one of the lawyers in the case could testify as a fact witness while continuing to represent her client.

CAPITOL REPORT

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 29, 2016

A report on recent legislative action in Trenton of interest to NJSBA members

NJ Senate Confirms Barnes, Degnan, Judicial Tenure Nominations

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : April 25, 2016

The New Jersey Senate on April 25 confirmed the nominations of state Sen. Peter Barnes III, D-Middlesex, to the Superior Court bench, along with the tenure nominations of four sitting judges and the nomination of former State Commission of Investigation head Philip Degnan to state comptroller.

Firms With NJ Branches Perform (Mostly) Well in Am Law 100

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 25, 2016

As in years past, there are no New Jersey homegrown firms among the 100 highest-grossing in the U.S. But of list, released April 25 by Law Journal affiliate The American Lawyer, includes numerous firms with significant number of "boots on the ground" in the state.

On the Move

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 22, 2016

Porzio Bromberg Brings Aboard Two Former AldrichEgg Attorneys. Caruso to Manage Scarinci Hollenbeck's Red Bank Office. Cohn Lifland's Maurice Certified a Civil Trial Attorney. Cameron MacLeod Joins Gibbons.

NJ Class Suits Over E-Commerce Disclaimers Causing Stir

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 20, 2016

Companies engaged in e-commerce in New Jersey are being hit with class action suits claiming their terms of service violate a state consumer protection law enacted when Ronald Reagan was president—and the litigation is causing concern in the business community.

How This 3L Won a Precedent-Setting Sixth Circuit Case

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : April 20, 2016

Some lawyers wait years for the chance to argue before a federal court of appeals. Kellie Kulka did it as a third year law student--and just won a precedent-setting decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Credit Squire Patton Boggs with the opportunity.

Announcing the Law Journal's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 19, 2016

Our focus in selecting this group of noteworthy individuals was to represent the figures who have helped to shape the law in New Jersey, whether through their work on the bench, their work in-house, building a firm or any other means.

Heir Who Mismanaged Trust Owes $138K in Counsel Fees, Court Says

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 18, 2016

An heir who mismanaged a family trust by speculating on volatile stocks and failing to repay borrowed funds is on the hook for $137,879 in attorney fees, as directed under a default clause in the will, a New Jersey appeals court has ruled.

Dozen-Lawyer Group From Coughlin Duffy Breaks Off Into New Firm

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 13, 2016

Coughlin Duffy of Morristown, formed 12 years ago when a group of lawyers splintered from one of New Jersey's largest firms, has shed a group handling insurance defense and coverage work—including three of its founding partners.

Pepper Hamilton Trio Departs for Hogan Lovells

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : April 11, 2016

Hogan Lovells has expanded its small Philadelphia office with a trio of Pepper Hamilton corporate partners focused on the life sciences and food and beverage industries.

Lawyers and Lawmakers Grapple With Noncompete Pacts

Charles Toutant and David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : April 08, 2016

Litigation over noncompete clauses is highly active in New Jersey and some attorneys say employers are increasingly requiring such agreements for low- and mid-level workers. But there are signs that more lawmakers and regulators at both the state and federal level are looking to clamp down on the use of noncompetes in certain circumstances.

After Hours

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 01, 2016

Einhorn Harris Attorneys Recognized by Morris County Bar Association. Gibbons Named "Champion of Good Works" by Commerce and Industry Association of NJ. Blank Rome Partner Speaks on 'Cyber Security and Fraud' Panel.

MDL Gender Issues Coming Under Scrutiny

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : March 28, 2016

With the Yaz birth-control multidistrict litigation led almost entirely by men, the evidence that women are less likely to be first chairs at trials across the legal industry, and the occasional story about old-guard leadership jockeying to ensure continued appointments on steering committees, anecdotal evidence suggests women are underrepresented in leadership positions on plaintiffs' steering ­committees in MDLs and mass torts.

New Partners

: The Legal Intelligencer : March 22, 2016

Court: Contacting Secretary Didn't Forge Attorney-Client Bond

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : March 21, 2016

A potential client's correspondence with a law office secretary who failed to mention the matter to the attorney wasn't enough to establish an attorney-client relationship for purposes of a legal malpractice suit, a New Jersey appeals court has decided.

NJ Court Limits AG's Subpoena Power in Qui Tam Cases

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : March 18, 2016

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that the state Attorney General's Office may not issue administrative subpoenas in qui tam cases after the statutory deadline has passed for it to either intervene or decline to participate.

Federal Judiciary Will Not Expand Use of Cameras in Trial Courts

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 15, 2016

The federal judiciary will not consider lifting the longstanding prohibition of cameras in trial courts, officials announced on Tuesday. The committee of judges overseeing a cameras pilot program concluded that there was no “sufficient or persuasive evidence of a benefit to the judiciary to justify the negative effect" of cameras.

Justices May Revisit 'Feel of the Case' Doctrine

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : March 15, 2016

The New Jersey Supreme Court is considering whether to use a racial discrimination case as a means to revisit its five-year-old ruling that judges can use their "feel of the case" to decide whether to alter jury awards they deem out of line.

Former Federal Appeals Chief Judges Urge Senate to Act on Supreme Court Nominee

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : March 14, 2016

Two federal appeals court chief judges—Patricia Wald and John Gibbons—are urging the U.S. Senate to act on President Obama's forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court nominee, according to a letter released on Monday by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.

Testimony Found to Violate Parolee's Confidentiality

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : March 11, 2016

Testimony from a psychiatrist about a parolee's disruptive behavior at a Bronx treatment center violated the man's medical confidentiality rights and led to an improper finding of a parole violation, a state judge has ruled.

Calendar

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

Please note that calendar events must be received in writing by this office no later than TUESDAY morning, six days prior to the Monday issue in which the calendar item is to appear.

CAPITOL REPORT

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

A report on recent legislative action in Trenton of interest to NJSBA members

New Partners Yearbook 2016

: New Jersey Law Journal : March 11, 2016

The Law Journal's annual yearbook on new partners, including lateral hires, in New Jersey.

Senate Committee Advances Judicial, Comptroller Nominations

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : March 10, 2016

The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on March 10 recommended the confirmation of Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Billmeier for tenure and former State Commission of Investigation head Philip Degnan for state comptroller.