Anne Collart, Charlotte Howells and Joshua Levy are now directors.
“We are incredibly proud of this year’s class of new directors,” said Patrick Dunican Jr., chairman and managing director of Gibbons. “These outstanding, up-and-coming attorneys have proven to be exceptional assets to the firm and its clients, and we are confident that their contributions will be even greater as they take on the increased responsibilities of their new roles.”
Collart represents individual and corporate clients in criminal and civil matters. Her white collar criminal defense practice includes trial and appellate matters, and she’s argued cases in both federal and state appellate courts. She’s conducted multiple internal investigations throughout the United States and in Germany into violations of company policies, including those that implicate criminal wrongdoing. She also represents clients in government investigations.
Collart has defended clients under the New Jersey and federal False Claims Acts and litigated complex issues under the federal Alien Tort Statute.
Howells represents clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, insurance, construction, real estate, and financial industries. She’s handled litigation involving a variety of First Amendment issues, including defamation, privacy, and intermediary liability, as well as access issues involving state sunshine laws and FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). Howells has drafted discovery requests and responses, pleadings, dispositive and non-dispositive motion practice, and appeals.
In litigation, Howells is involved in all phases ranging from pre-litigation counseling to settlement negotiation, mediation, pre-trial preparation, and arbitration.
Levy focuses his practice on high-stakes construction matters and consumer class action defense. He has represented owners, general contractors, and subcontractors on defect and delay claims in a variety of contexts, including chemical synthesis and manufacturing plants, urban hospitality and high-rise residential, and various energy and other infrastructure projects. In consumer class action matters, Levy has litigated federal and state class actions grounded in claims of consumer fraud, false advertising, and violations of various federal and state statutory regimes.
“Having been their practice group chair for the past several years, I am well aware that Annie, Charlotte, and Josh possess all of the qualities that define a Gibbons director,” said Peter Torcicollo, co-chair of the firm’s commercial & criminal litigation group and incoming managing director. “With their well-deserved promotions and new, higher profiles, they will be excellent representatives of the firm as they continue to develop in their careers.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]