(NEWARK AND TRENTON, NJ – March 10, 2022) For the fourteenth consecutive year, Gibbons PC has been ranked the top law lobbying firm in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJ ELEC), which released its report on 2021 lobbying spending in the state today. The firm, whose Government and Regulatory Affairs group celebrates its 20and anniversary this year, also ranked sixth in the state among all lobbying practices.

In 2021, the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Group grew revenue from the prior year, even as overall lobbying spending in the state fell more than 12%.

“Our lobbyists are also focused on helping clients achieve their business goals and maintaining excellent working relationships in the executive and legislative branches in Trenton and Washington, regardless of party in power,” said Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Director President of Gibbons.

Peter J. Torcicollo, Chief Executive Officer of the company, added, “Our presence, influence and long-standing relationships enable us to provide creative and strategic solutions to a broad client base that for 20 years has turned to to Gibbons as New Jersey’s ‘appointment’ to a law lobbying firm to address legislative and regulatory issues that impact the bottom line.

Gibbons opened its Trenton office and launched its Government and Regulatory Affairs Group in 2002 to provide public, private and not-for-profit sector clients with the legal, policy and government advice needed to more effectively perform their missions. The firm has assembled a team of eminent lawyer-lobbyists who offer cutting-edge defense to make the voice of clients heard at the right time and by the right people. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Dunican in particular has ensured that the team has all the necessary resources to build his award-winning practice, and he has established, maintained and strengthened the firm’s relationships with various elected officials and other stakeholders. decision-makers in the legislative and executive branches at the local, state and federal levels.

Based just steps from the New Jersey State House in Trenton and supported by additional resources from the Newark and Red Bank offices, the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Group today offers a wide range of services and business experience state legislative, regulatory and ministerial affairs. equities, administrative law, business incentives, government procurement and contracting, and political and election finance compliance. In addition, the firm’s Washington, D.C. office provides Gibbons lobbyists with a base from which to more effectively manage federal regulatory concerns and government relations strategies with on-the-ground advice, wherever issues arise. customers may arise.

“I’m so proud of our firm’s 20-year legacy as advocates in Trenton and New Jersey. Our knowledge and experience of government relations and regulatory advocacy has had a significant influence on our overall approach to advising the firm’s clients. As one of the founding members of the group, I am extremely proud of it,” said David J. Pascrell, Co-Chair of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Group. “It is satisfying to know that the results of this approach have, over the past 14 years, placed Gibbons at the top of all law firms with such practices.”

Group Co-Chairman Kevin G. Walsh added, “Clients have benefited for 20 years from our understanding that defending their businesses in the State House is no different from defending their clients in the courthouse: we gather the facts, understand the law. , and persuade decision-makers that our client’s case is just and correct. For nearly 100 years, Gibbons has recognized that no customer is too big and no problem is too small.

Building on its longstanding NJ ELEC ranking, the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Group has earned additional recognition, including selection as “Top Lobbying Firm” in the most recent NJBIZ Reader Rankings and as a key part of the company’s designation as Law360 “Regional Powerhouse” for 2021. The firm itself and many of its members have been highly ranked in US News – Best Lawyers® for several years.

To view the full press release issued by NJ ELEC, please click here.

About Gibbons Government and Regulatory Affairs Group
The Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Group celebrates 20 yearsand anniversary in 2022. The firm’s lawyer-lobbyists provide clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors with legal, regulatory, corporate communications and public affairs advice, as well as advice on commercial and sourcing incentives. The team regularly writes blog posts on government and regulatory affairs on the Gibbons law alert, an online platform designed to provide practical insights, discussion and analysis of the latest legislative news and trends. The members of the cabinet are:

David J. Pascrell – Co-Chair
Mr. Pascrell represents government affairs clients in Trenton and Washington, D.C. in a variety of industries, including finance and insurance, healthcare and hospital, technology, utilities, development and construction, and corporate public. He has worked with nearly every New Jersey state department, agency, board, authority, and commission.

Kevin G. Walsh – Co-Chair
Mr. Walsh’s law practice includes commercial litigation, government affairs and criminal defense. Its government affairs customers include hospitals, electric utilities, telecommunications companies, cable television providers, insurance companies, non-traditional medical company, accounting firms, infrastructure companies/ of architecture and car dealerships.

Christine A. Stearns – Executive Director of the Trenton office
Christine Stearns has extensive political and legislative experience. In her role with the firm, she provides strategic advice to a range of clients to develop and implement legislative and regulatory strategies. For the past few years, Ms. Stearns has been featured on the KING-NJ “Influencers: Power List” in the Government Affairs and Health categories. It is listed in the latest edition of Best Lawyers® in the Government Relations category. Previously, she was vice president of health and legal affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association for many years.

Michael D. DeLoreto – Director
Mr. DeLoreto’s areas of practice include administrative law, economic development incentives, liquor licensing, and legislative and policy advice for public, private, and not-for-profit entities. Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly and Director of Government Affairs for one of New Jersey’s largest trade associations. Mr. DeLoreto was listed in New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Stars for government relations and Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” for government relations and commercial litigation.

Robert Johnson – director
Mr Johnson – a corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer and former deputy counsel to the Governor of New Jersey from 2010 to 2012 – has extensive experience working with various government agencies, either representing them directly or negotiating with them. on behalf of its customers.

Paul J.St.Onge – Director
As a founding member of the Gibbons Government & Regulatory Affairs Group, Mr. St. Onge has extensive experience working on behalf of clients at the local, county, state, and federal levels of government, and with the executive branch of the New Jersey state government. . He has been successful in meeting important incentive, legislative, procurement and regulatory goals to advance the interests of clients. While serving in government and as a lawyer-lobbyist, he successfully negotiated and coordinated many large-scale public-private redevelopment projects in the State of New Jersey.

Courtney A. Johnson – Partner
Ms. Johnson brings to her government and regulatory affairs practice extensive experience representing clients before municipal and state regulatory agencies, as well as experience in civil litigation.

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About Gibbons PC
With nearly 200 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, DC and Florida, recognized nationally for its work – for example, as the one of only 20 law firms on the National Law Review inaugural “Midsize Hot List” – as well as regionally. the New Jersey Law Review awarded Gibbons “Litigation Practice of the Year” four times in recent years, in the categories of Class Actions, Product Liability and Commercial Litigation, as well as the overall distinction of ” General Litigation Practice of the Year”. Law360 highlighted the firm’s multidisciplinary strength in litigation and its contributions to several large-scale corporate and real estate transactions in the public and private sectors, in its “Regional Powerhouse” series. For the past four years, Gibbons has been selected as one of New Jersey’s top three law firms and lobbying firms in the NJBIZ Readers Ranking Award. The company has been certified as a great place to work by independent analysts from the Great Place to Work® organization. For more information, visit


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