Gibbons P.C. at a Glance


  • “Work-life balance”
  • “Wonderful people”
  • “Family-like atmosphere”


  • “Compensation structure”
  • “No work from home”
  • “Have to bring in business”

The Buzz

  • “Good in New Jersey”
  • “Tax”

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. The firm has handled high-profile corporate transactions in both the public and private sectors as well as partaken in major litigations throughout the country. Today, Gibbons primarily focuses on offering middle-market legal services to Fortune 500 clients and middle market businesses.

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 included former judge and retired firm standard-bearer John Gibbons. The department tackles litigation disputes in areas including commercial, environmental, health care law, and white collar crime. Gibbons was 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 2015, the firm hosted its firm gala at the Hard Rock Café in NYC where attorneys and their guests rocked the night away with a private concert.

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Gibbons P.C.

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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman: Patrick C. Dunican, Jr.
  • Hiring Partner: Peter J. Torcicollo
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 205

  • Base Salary
    Entry Level: $135,000 (new associate hiring focuses on attorneys completing clerkships)

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

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Alternative Dispute Resolution • Antitrust & Trade Regulation • Appellate • Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical • Business & Commercial Litigation • Class Action Defense • Construction Law & Litigation • Corporate • Criminal Defense • Crisis Management • Cross-Border Transactions • Data Privacy & Security • Distressed Situations • Electronic Discovery & Information Management Counseling • Employment & Labor Law • Energy & Regulated Utilities • Environmental • Executive Compensation • Financial Restructuring & Creditors' Rights • Financial Services • Franchise & Distribution • German Practice • Gibbons Fellowship • Government Affairs • Governmental Transaction/Public-Private Partnerships (P3) • Health Care • Higher Education • Insurance & Reinsurance • Intellectual Property • Internal & Audit Committee Investigations • International Trade • Investment Banking Advisory Service • Liquor Licensing & Alcohol Beverage Control • Manufacturing & Consumer Products, including Electronics • Media Law • Mergers & Acquisitions • Municipal & Government • Nonprofits • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Lab Defense • Private Equity • Professional Services • Products Liability • Public Finance • Real Estate Land Use & Development • Real Property & Environmental • Retail & Hospitality • Securities Litigation • Securities & Commodities Laws, Capital Raising & Compliance • Solar Energy Finance • Sports & Entertainment • Supply Chain • Tax • Transactional Real Estate • Trusts & Estates • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

Major Office Locations

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