Christine A. Amalfe - Gibbons  P.C.

Christine A. Amalfe

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Ms. Amalfe is listed among the region’s leading employment lawyers by the Best Lawyers®Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and New Jersey Super Lawyers. As Chair of the firm’s Employment & Labor Law Department, Ms. Amalfe manages lawyers across three of five Gibbons offices, overseeing legal, administrative, and business development functions for one of the firm’s most active business units, with clients among the world’s best-known companies representing industries critical to the local, state, and regional economies.

In addition, Ms. Amalfe is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and serves as Human Resources General Counsel for Gibbons, and she is a co-founder of the internationally recognized Gibbons Women’s Initiative.

Ms. Amalfe is regularly commended by clients for understanding their business needs while aggressively litigating their legal issues and providing comprehensive employment related counseling and training. She has been extensively involved in defending single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class claims under state and federal employment laws. She also conducts multi-faceted employment counseling and training for corporate clients. 

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Syracuse University College of LawJ.D. 1985Seton Hall UniversityBS 1982
    Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys Inc. New Jersey State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationNew York City Council Task Force on Discrimination and HarassmentNew Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions Defense Research Institute Essex County Bar Association

    Client Comments

    "I have worked with Christine for many years and find her to be an extremely knowledgeable and helpful employment attorney. She is always very responsive and accommodating to her clients."

    "Christine Amalfe is absolutely one of the best lawyers with whom I have ever worked. She is a superb strategist, a seasoned and aggressive trial attorney, highly respected by bench and bar, always responsive and accessible, has a very engaging personality, and has clear and thorough analyses."

    "Christine Amalfe of Gibbons is an extraordinary attorney and relationship manager who is incredibly timely, proactive, and a great legal mind. She is always available to discuss matters and has the ability to drill down to the core of the issues immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend Christine for any legal matter, as she will pull the right team together, even if it is outside her immediate practice area."

    -Mary Majewski, Esq.
    Advance Realty Group

    "Christine is an exceptional employment law practitioner and invaluable business partner on litigation and counseling matters alike. She takes the time to understand her client's needs and then passionately pursues them as if they were her own. Christine's skills and approach to the practice of law are exactly what I look for as an in-house counsel facing high-stakes litigation."

    "Christine Amalfe and Gibbons PC have provided us with superlative service over the last several years. Christine's approach is highly business-minded, practical, and efficient. Whether advising or representing us on various employment-related matters, we have found that we can count on Christine and her firm to provide the timely and top-quality services, which we look for in outside counsel, and which are consistent with the Gibbons firm's pre-eminent standing in the legal community."

    "Christine Amalfe is a highly skilled, savvy, experienced, and well-regarded employment litigator. Her client service and result orientation are excellent, and she handles matters very effectively yet cost-efficiently. She has tremendous knowledge in all facets of employment law. I would recommend her unequivocally."

    -Richard Kaltenbach
    Assistant General Counsel
    ICAP North America Inc.

    "Christine Amalfe is highly experienced and pragmatic. A fighter for her clients, Christine's extensive litigation background brings a pragmatism essential to analyzing and avoiding problems in the first place."

    -William J. Cahill
    General Counsel
    Terumo Medical Corporation

    "Chris is a wise and responsive counselor, a fierce advocate, and a formidable adversary. In my former position as General Labor and Employment Counsel for PSEG, when my schedule so required, I often asked Chris to step into cases in which I was already involved to pick up or join me in the company's defense. Her willingness to jump right in, and provide us with excellent resources and strategies led to consistent excellent results for our clients. Chris' practical perspective and business-oriented approach to agency claims, litigation, threatened lawsuits, and complex employment and discovery issues are what set her apart. She is willing to uncover every stone where necessary, and prudent enough to know that not every matter requires that kind of effort. Moreover, her tenacity and creativity in the use of discovery tools, motion practice, and settlement techniques bring tremendous value to her clients. "

    -Hope Pomerantz
    Director, Human Resources

    Office Location

    One Gateway Center
    Newark, NJ 07102-5310
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Employment Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor and Employment