Chambers USA Recognizes The Gibbons Employment and Labor Law Department as a Leading Practice
The 2011 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features 10 Gibbons practice areas and 18 individual attorneys ranked in the top tiers. The firm’s Employment & Labor Law Department and two of its attorneys in this area were ranked among the leaders in the state.
Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, plus extensive supplementary research. Chambers and client testimonials, excerpted from this year’s guide, include the following on the Gibbons Employment and Labor Law Department:
“Gibbons attracts applause for quickly getting to grips with the best interests of its clients and for providing an assortment of talent across all areas of labor and employment law. ‘A valued resource and a partner that can assist on matters arising across the country; they respond rapidly to any queries and offer competitive billing rates.’”
The publication also ranked Christine A. Amalfe, Chair of the Employment & Labor Law Department, and Kelly Ann Bird, a Director in the department, among the leaders in this practice area. Chambers stated:
“‘Creatively driven and thorough,’ practice head Christine Amalfe is a popular choice among clients for advising on the best interests of their companies. ‘Even when dealing with highly emotive issues she remains calm and practical.’ She is also lauded for remaining at the forefront of employment litigation affecting some of the team’s larger clients.”
“Market sources insist that Kelly Ann Bird is ‘easily one of most accessible and responsive attorneys we have ever worked with.’ She counsels clients on handling harassment claims and conducting internal investigations, and earns further praise for providing advice that is ‘expertly tailored to fit our business requirements.’”