Gibbons is ranked among the nation’s top 200 law firms by The American Lawyer. Our lawyers offer legal services to Fortune 500 clients and middle market businesses through our offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
How to Get Hired
We asked Gibbons P.C. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Prospective attorneys should demonstrate that they can meet our high expectations for client service, pro bono commitment, and business development. Being excited by that challenge will further their consideration. An attorney who is smart, hard-working, responsive, and accessible, who brings consistent, dedicated efforts to providing excellent service, will be a great fit – as long as that attorney also contributes to a workplace that values everyone who contributes.
In addition, all prospective employees will be a great fit if their philosophy is to do good while doing well. Through our community outreach and pro bono program – Gibbons Cares – the firm donates millions annually, as well as, extensive volunteer service, in support of those communities in which the firm has offices. Community outreach and corporate responsibility are firm-wide values, and Gibbons Cares encourages employee feedback and project leadership, fostering the sense of teamwork necessary to achieve exceptional results.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Attorneys get our attention with the right experience. For example, we employ a number of former in-house counsel, including general counsel and other high-level executives for legal departments in major international companies, who possess key corporate training, industry experience, and first-hand knowledge of clients’ business environments – essentially, the ability to “think like a client” and strategically address issues from a genuine in-house, industry perspective. Our clients benefit from working together with a team of attorneys possessing a familiar viewpoint, approach, and recognition of innovative, effective solutions.
Additionally, we believe our attorneys attain distinctly valuable insight through prior experience as judicial clerks, judges, and justices. Close to half of Gibbons attorneys have that experience and add a level of credibility and a realistic judicial perspective on various projects, as well as in-depth, first-hand knowledge of judges in the federal and state systems and the inner workings of the courts.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Gibbons plans to continue its strategy of accretive growth, adding lateral partners and mid-level associates who will enhance the firm’s sustainability and profitability, mission and client service, and reputation and corporate identity. This strategy involves constant adjustment, with the pace of job creation keeping consistent with the ebb and flow of the economy, with the goal of avoiding layoffs. As we counsel our clients to do, we based our growth strategy on our core strengths while comprehensively addressing clients’ needs, without haphazardly adding capabilities that might not fit in with our strategy or vision or adding attorneys who might not fit in with our corporate culture. Our targeted expansion reflects real-world market conditions, directly responds to client needs, enhances traditional strengths, and advances our position as a regional powerhouse handling major litigation and transactions for middle market companies and mid-market transactions and litigation for national and global entities.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates can find more information on our website at www.gibbonslaw.com.