Gibbons P.C. is pleased to announce that Robert L. Johnson has been named the firm’s new Chief Diversity Officer and a Director in the firm’s Corporate Department.


“Rob’s wide range of talents, interests, and vision makes him exactly the right person to take the reins of our nationally recognized Diversity Initiative while also expanding his role in delivering the exceptional service that the clients of our highly regarded Corporate Department have come to expect,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “We are proud of his achievements and look forward to his upcoming efforts.”


Mr. Johnson is the firm’s second Chief Diversity Officer. In this position, he will oversee the award-winning Gibbons Diversity Initiative (GDI), developing and supporting various platforms to promote and achieve a broadly inclusive workforce and workplace through ethnic, gender, and other forms of diversity. He will focus on strengthening GDI’s effectiveness, reach, and impact on the legal community by directing strategies to enhance both the internal components of GDI – training, mentoring, retention, and innovative programming – and its external components, encompassing industry-wide thought leadership, pipeline programs for the profession’s future leaders, engagement with like-minded business associations, community outreach, and supplier diversity.


Mr. Johnson’s legal practice will continue to concentrate on mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations, corporate governance, public finance, cross-border transactions, and various other corporate transactional matters. He represents public and private companies, commercial banks, and governmental agencies and helps his business clients to expand their markets and establish significant presence throughout the region. Mr. Johnson joined Gibbons as an associate in 2007, and left the firm for two years to serve as Assistant Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey (2010-2012).


In 2014, the New Jersey Law Journal selected Mr. Johnson as one of its “New Leaders of the Bar.” In 2013, The Network Journal (TNJ), the New York tristate area’s premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives, and small business owners, honored Mr. Johnson with one of its annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards.


About Gibbons P.C.

With more than 200 attorneys, Gibbons is a leading law firm in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, ranked among the nation’s top 200 by The American Lawyer. Gibbons has been recognized nationally for its work – as, for example, one of only 20 law firms on the National Law Journal’s inaugural “Midsize Hot List” – as well as regionally. The New Jersey Law Journal has awarded Gibbons a “Litigation Practice of the Year” designation four times in recent years, in the class action, products liability, and commercial litigation categories and with the overall “General Litigation Practice of the Year” honor. Law360 has also highlighted the firm’s multidisciplinary litigation strength, and its contributions to several high-profile corporate transactions in the public and private sectors, in its “Regional Powerhouse” series. The firm has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at the Great Place to Work® organization. For more information about Gibbons, visit



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