Gibbons’ Amalfe sworn in as president-elect of N.J. State Bar Association

Christine Amalfe, chair of the Employment & Labor Law Department at Gibbons P.C., recently was sworn in as president-elect of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the state’s largest association of judges, lawyers and legal professionals.

Amalfe will become president of the NJSBA in 2025.

In addition to the daily responsibilities of the officers and board of trustees, Amalfe will serve on the judicial and prosecutorial appointments committee and the finance and operations committee.

“I am honored and humbled to continue my service to the members of the NJSBA,” she said. “As president-elect, I will work hard to further the mission of the NJSBA and to advance the well-being and success of its members.”

An NJSBA member for over 30 years, Amalfe has served in various capacities, including as an executive committee member of the labor and employment law section, trustee of the women in the profession section, and member of the higher education, judicial administration, legislative, amicus and pro bono committees, in addition to secretary, treasurer, second vice president and, immediately preceding her current role, first vice president of the association. She also served three two-year terms as an at-large trustee.

Gibbons Managing Partner Peter Torcicollo said Amalfe is a perfect choice for the role.

“Christine has always demonstrated her commitment to advancing the goals of the firm and its clients, while simultaneously committing herself to the development and success of the firm’s attorneys,” he said. “Among her many contributions to the firm, Christine helped found the Gibbons Women’s Initiative and led that program for decades, as the firm’s women increasingly gained leadership positions within the firm and the legal community. She will undoubtedly display the same level of commitment and energy in her leadership position as an officer of the NJSBA.”

At Gibbons, Amalfe represents corporations in the areas of employment law and litigation and manages lawyers across four of eight Gibbons offices, overseeing legal, administrative and business development functions for one of the firm’s most active business units.

In addition to her work with the NJSBA, Amalfe has been a member of the American Bar Association Advisory Council for the Initiative on Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women in Law/Summit co-chair. She was elected a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Class of 2015 and as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2023.

She is listed among the region’s leading employment lawyers by Best Lawyers, which has selected her as Newark “Lawyer of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor and Employment category: Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; and New Jersey Super Lawyers, which includes her among the Top 10 attorneys and Top 50 female attorneys in the state.

Among many additional honors and awards, she was also a recipient of the New Jersey Law Journal’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

A co-founder of the internationally recognized Gibbons Women’s Initiative, Amalfe has served as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation. Previously, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association presented her with its Women’s Initiative & Leaders in Law Platinum Award for her work supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession. The Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University has also recognized her efforts to promote the advancement of women.