NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 8 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Net…

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 8 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, one of the region’s leading law firms, announces the expansion of its Philadelphia office with the addition of 25 attorneys from Hecker Brown
Sherry and Johnson, a prominent Philadelphia civil litigation boutique. This
expansion is a key aspect of Gibbons’ strategic plan to enhance its ability to
serve clients from offices throughout the region.

With the addition of Hecker Brown, Gibbons’ presence in Philadelphia will
grow to 28 attorneys concentrating in a wide range of practice areas,
including products liability, mass torts, commercial litigation, employment
law and complex insurance litigation, complementing the firm’s existing
capabilities in its New Jersey and New York offices. “We are extremely
pleased to take this step in the expansion of our Philadelphia operations by
joining forces with a firm of the caliber of Hecker Brown and we are confident
that this combination will result in dividends for both firms’ clients.
Hecker Brown’s partners, like Gibbons’ partners, have extensive experience and
national reputations, and the acquisition will be a significant boost to our
firm’s capabilities, especially in the products liability, employment and
insurance litigation areas,” said Gibbons Managing Director Patrick C.
Dunican, Jr. “The business and cultures of our two organizations are a
perfect fit – and will make this combination successful and provide added
value to our clients.”

Gibbons will add fifteen attorneys to its Products Liability Department,
which defends product liability cases in the general products, pharmaceutical,
medical device, chemical manufacturing and distribution and laboratory
services areas; two attorneys to its Employment Law Department, representing
corporations in the areas of employment litigation, counseling and compliance
with federal and state regulations and laws; and eight attorneys to its
Business & Commercial Litigation Department, where they will focus on
insurance litigation and other complex commercial litigation matters.

“Joining Gibbons immediately bolsters our capabilities in what were Hecker
Brown’s traditional practice areas, such as products liability, employment law
and insurance,” said Stephen J. Imbriglia, Managing Partner of Hecker Brown,
who will now serve as the Administrative Partner-in-Charge of the Gibbons
Philadelphia office. “We’ll also be able to assist our clients in areas such
as intellectual property, real estate, corporate and financial restructuring
and creditors’ rights. More importantly, we’ve associated with a firm of
excellent lawyers whose high ethical and professional standards mirror our
own.”

Now with over 200 attorneys in offices in New Jersey, New York and
Philadelphia, Gibbons is one of the fastest growing law firms in the region.
“This acquisition follows the model of our successful growth and acquisitions
in New York,” stated Gibbons Chairman David J. Sheehan. “We expect to
continue to grow regionally so that our clients will benefit from added
capabilities and experience.”

David W. Marston, Timothy S. Susanin and Korab Sejdiu, the firm’s existing
Philadelphia office members, will join the Hecker Brown attorneys in the
firm’s new office at 1700 Two Logan Square (18th and Arch Streets),
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2769; Phone: (215) 665-0400.

About Gibbons
With over 200 attorneys, Gibbons provides transactional, litigation and
counseling services from its offices in Newark, New York, Trenton and
Philadelphia. The firm was recently ranked one of the top 100 firms in the
nation for diversity by Multi-Cultural Law magazine. Gibbons attorneys are
recognized among the nation’s leading business attorneys by Chambers USA Guide
to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America and Super
Lawyers.

For more information visit the firm’s website at
http://www.gibbonslaw.com.

Web Site: http://www.gibbonslaw.com

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