Gibbons P.C. at a Glance


  • “Experienced professionals who are well known in NJ”
  • “Work/life balance”
  • “High-level and varied work”


  • “No transparency”
  • “Compensation is below-market”
  • “The workload is unpredictable”

About Gibbons P.C.

One of New Jersey's largest firms, the growing Gibbons has made it to National Law Journal's "Midsize Hot List" and continues to position itself as a standout in mid-Atlantic, middle-market dealings.

A Strong Constitution

In 1926, World War I veteran and Harvard Law graduate Andrew Crummy founded a law firm in Newark and spent the firm's first decade concentrating on tax law and corporate governance and reorganization cases. Since then, the firm has been busy getting bigger, with new buildings, new branding, new mergers, and new talent. In 2007, the firm officially dropped its longer moniker (Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione) in favor of the more to-the-point "Gibbons." Beyond Newark, Gibbons has opened offices in New York, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, and through an outpost in the Garden State capital of Trenton, earned the top ranking for New Jersey Lawyer-Lobbying Firms.

The firm is best known for its litigation department, which includes former judge and firm standard-bearer John Gibbons. The department tackles litigation disputes in areas including commercial, environmental, health care law, and white collar crime. Gibbons is also the co-founder of the John J. Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Law, which undertakes public interest and constitutional law projects. The firm itself takes constitutional law seriously in its own work--it has partnered with the ACLU and several other advocacy groups investigating rights abuses of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and other overseas prisons.

Beyond litigation, the firm's main areas of practice include business and commercial litigation, corporate law, criminal defense, employment and labor law, financial restructuring and creditors' rights, government affairs, intellectual property, products liability, real property, and environmental law.

Nerdy Rock

In the quality-of-life arena, the firm has been honored by Multicultural Law Magazine as one of the top 100 best firms for diversity. Gibbons has also received accolades from NJBIZ magazine as one of the Garden State's "Best Place to Work" and from Working Mother as one of the best law firms for women. Plus, the firm cares about fun: its latest headquarters at One Gateway Center in Newark sports an attorney lounge, and in 2011, the firm kicked off its 85th anniversary with a MetLife Stadium concert by The Nerds.

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Gibbons P.C.

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5310
Phone: (973) 596-4500
Fax: (973) 596-0545


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Patrick C. Dunican, Jr.
  • Hiring Partner: Peter J. Torcicollo
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 215

  • Employment Contact
    Peter J. Torcicollo 
    Hiring Attorney 
    Phone: (973) 596-4500 
    Fax: (973) 596-0545 

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $130,000

  • Summer Associate Offers
    Gibbons does not have a summer associate program.

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Antitrust & Trade Regulation
    Appellate Practice
    Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
    Business & Commercial Litigation
    Business Franchise Practice
    Class Action Defense
    Criminal Defense
    Cross-Border Transactions
    Electronic Discovery & Information Management Counseling
    Employment & Labor Law
    Energy: Renewable Energy Finance
    Executive Compensation
    Financial Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
    Financial Services
    German Practice
    Gibbons Fellowship
    Government Affairs
    Health Care
    Insurance & Reinsurance
    Intellectual Property
    Internal & Audit Committee Investigations
    International Trade
    Investment Banking Advisory Service
    Liquor Licensing & Alcohol Beverage Control
    Media Law
    Municipal & Government
    Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Lab Defense
    Private Equity
    Products Liability
    Public Finance
    Real Estate Development
    Real Property & Environmental
    Securities Litigation
    Securities: Representation of Broker Dealers
    Transactional Real Estate
    Trusts & Estates
    Trusts & Estates Litigation

Major Office Locations

  • Newark, NJ (HQ)
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Wilmington, DE

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