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,
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.
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.