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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: 2

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 $110,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 186th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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

Billing Scrutiny Creates Tension Between Firm and Client

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Legal bill scrutiny in its many forms—internally by legal departments, by nonlawyer staff elsewhere in the company, by third-party auditors, or via e-billing software—has the potential to affect how and when law firms get paid, which can strain the relationship between firms and their clients.


: New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Husband of Ex-Partner at NY Law Firms Admits to Role in Scam

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 27, 2015

Melvin Feliz admitted in court that he and his wife, Keila Ravelo, carried out a scheme involving phony litigation-support companies while she was with Hunton & Williams from 2005 to 2010, and continued when she worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher from 2010 to 2014.

Ex-Big Law Partner's Husband Pleads Guilty to Bilking Firms

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : August 26, 2015

The husband of a former partner at two large New York law firms has admitted to his role in a scheme using phony litigation support companies to defraud the firms of more than $7 million.

Third Circuit Strikes Down NJ Sports Betting Again

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 26, 2015

The Third Circuit has once again struck down New Jersey's sports betting law, finding the state's attempt to legalize sports betting through simply repealing the ban on it still violated federal law.

The Dilly in Philly: Clement v. Olson

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 26, 2015

It was the legal equivalent of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup: in one corner, the 42nd solicitor general of the United States, Theodore Olson. In the other, the 43rd SG, Paul Clement, plus a team from Skadden. Clement scored the KO before the Third Circuit, beating an attempt by the state of New Jersey to legalize sports betting.

People in the News - Aug. 20, 2015 - Fogdall Named Pro Bono Chair

: The Legal Intelligencer : August 20, 2015

Stephen Fogdall of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis was named the new chair of the firm's pro bono committee.

Supreme Court Stalemate Means No Exception to Search Rule

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : August 19, 2015

An evenly divided New Jersey Supreme Court has let stand a lower court's ruling rejecting prosecutors' attempt to carve out a good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule, which says arrests or searches and seizures must be declared invalid if the police acted without obtaining a warrant or did not have probable cause.

Former Inmates Allowed to Pursue Negligent Supervision Claims

Harvey M. Stone and Richard H. Dolan : New York Law Journal : August 14, 2015

In their Eastern District Roundup, Harvey M. Stone and Richard H. Dolan review holdings that a defendant with some dementia was exaggerating his symptoms for purposes of malingering, that a defendant's incriminating proffer statements made during a failed cooperation attempt would not be considered in sentencing, that a plaintiff was not required to submit to arbitration before a substitute forum after the agreed forum became unavailable, and more.

Fair Share Hous. Ctr., Inc. v. Zoning Bd. of City of Hoboken

: New Jersey Law Journal : August 13, 2015

Hoboken Affordable Housing Ordinance Upheld

Court Approves Hoboken Affordable Housing Law

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : July 29, 2015

A New Jersey appeals court on July 28 upheld the validity of the city of Hoboken's affordable housing ordinance, which requires homebuilders to designate at least 10 percent of their houses available to low- and middle-income buyers.

Panasonic Loses Bid to Oust Judge From Employees' Suit

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 27, 2015

A New Jersey judge accused of pro-plaintiff bias in issuing a $94,000 sanction will remain assigned to a discrimination suit against Panasonic by three current and former employees, including an assistant general counsel, after the state Supreme Court declined to hear the issue.

Ex-Prosecutor Accusing Christie Wins Bid for Grand Jury Docs

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2015

A former New Jersey prosecutor, who claims he was axed for objecting to the dismissal of indictments against political allies of Gov. Chris Christie, has won his second bid to review sealed grand jury documents in his whistleblower suit.

2015 New Leaders of the Bar: The List

: New Jersey Law Journal : July 24, 2015

Niro Firm Slapped With $4 Million in Sanctions

Scott Graham : The Recorder : July 22, 2015

A federal judge awarded HTC Corp. "exceptional case" attorney fees after finding lawyers at Niro, Haller & Niro knew of client's false declarations to the PTO.

McElroy Deutsch Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 07, 2015

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter has settled a sexual harassment and gender discrimination suit brought by a former associate, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York said in dismissing the suit.

McElroy Deutsch in Talks to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : July 02, 2015

A sexual harassment suit against McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter by a former associate may be headed for an early settlement, but the parties appear to differ on how close they are to reaching an agreement.

Yonta Wins Runoff Vote for State Bar Secretary

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : June 17, 2015

Kimberly Yonta, the candidate for secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association who was endorsed by the nominating committee, was the victor in a runoff vote by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent.

Rajah & Tann Boosts Team in Bangkok

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : June 10, 2015

David Gibbons returns to firm life after about four years operating as a solo practitioner in Singapore and New York.

Connell Foley Officially Returns to Newark

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Connell Foley, making good on plans to reestablish a meaningful physical presence in the city it called home for nearly five decades, has opened the doors to its new office space in Newark.

Announcing the 2015 New Leaders of the Bar

: New Jersey Law Journal : June 09, 2015

Earlier this year, the Law Journal asked the New Jersey legal community to submit nominations for our annual New Leaders of the Bar. The nominations came pouring in, dozens upon dozens of them, all demonstrating the impressive work being done by young lawyers across the state.

Overall Population Change at NJ Firms Trails National Average

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Though nationwide lawyer head count was essentially flat last year, New Jersey firms still lost ground in a ranking of the most populous firms in the U.S.

Brawls With League Yield More Big Legal Bills for NFL Players

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 02, 2015

The National Football League Players Association filed its annual financial report with the U.S. Department of Labor, which shows that the powerful professional sports union has paid big money to lawyers from five leading Am Law 100 firms.

Dropping the F-Bomb on the Boss

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : June 01, 2015

The NLRB says that in this case, it's fine, because it's protected speech.

Revenue & Census Changes at NJ-Based Firms*

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 29, 2015

Tracking revenue and census changes at New Jersey-based firms.

Revenue, Head Count Shrinking at Many Large NJ Firms

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 29, 2015

Though individual performance has varied greatly, a majority of New Jersey's largest homegrown firms took steps back in gross revenue and attorney head count last fiscal year, and a few are even behind where they were five years ago.

State Bar Foundation to Honor Jurists Edwin H. Stern and Lawrence M. Lawson

: New Jersey Law Journal : May 29, 2015

Bar foundation to honor two jurists.

NJ Firms Stay Steady on Am Law 200

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : May 28, 2015

Once again just four New Jersey-based firms made the cut in the recently released Am Law 200, and none gained or lost significant ground in the rankings despite some revenue changes.

NJ Justices Limit Defamation Damages

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Plaintiffs in defamation cases may not recover both actual and presumed damages, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled May 27.

Hobbs Reflects on Challenges Faced by Seton Hall

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : May 22, 2015

Patrick Hobbs, who is set to step down as dean of Seton Hall University School of Law on June 30, steered the school through unprecedented change during his time at the helm.