Respected in the mid-Atlantic and beyond, Gibbons is a place for tackling substantive work—and making a mark with pro bono opportunities. The firm handles high-profile corporate transactions but is best known for its litigation department. Gibbons is home to 200 lawyers and a collegial culture that is flourishing at a firm stacked with former clerks.
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Hiring is competitive at Gibbons, with a noted preference for attorneys with clerkship experience. Candidates should be prepared to answer why they want to be a Gibbons lawyer, as well as field personal questions meant to ensure personalities will work within the firm. The firm’s culture is collegial, with partners, associates, and staff all working well together. Pre-pandemic there were consistent efforts at socialization, including firm and practice group happy hours. Associates are happy with their partner interactions and the associate-partner relationship dynamic, which includes informal mentoring. Substantive work is available to all, and most feel it is equitably distributed—with a partner in charge of workflow to assist if needed—despite work being a bit slower during the ...
One of New Jersey's largest firms, Gibbons is 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 major litigations throughout the country.
A Strong Constitution
In 1926, World War I veteran and Harvard Law graduate Andrew Crummy founded a law firm in Newark, NJ, and spent the firm's first decade concentrating on tax law and corporate governance and reorganization cases. Over the decades, the firm has expanded its locations and experience to become the firm now known as Gibbons. Beyond Newark, Gibbons has opened offices in New York; Philadelphia; Trenton; Red Bank (NJ); Wilmington; Washington, DC; and West Palm Beach.