David J. Pascrell - Gibbons  P.C.

David J. Pascrell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Throughout a nearly two decade-long career as lawyer and lobbyist, Mr. Pascrell has represented government affairs clients in Trenton and Washington, DC in a diverse cross-section of sectors, including financial and insurance, health and hospital, technology, utilities, development and construction, and public entities. He has led client matters under the administration of every New Jersey governor since 1997 and in the Legislature under both Republican and Democratic control. He has also worked with almost every state department, agency, board, authority, and commission in New Jersey over the span of his career and has particular experience with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (NJDOBI), Department of Human Services, Department of Community Affairs, Board of Public Utilities, and Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

For example, Mr. Pascrell led the effort to obtain approval for the first de novo health insurer in New Jersey in over a decade, and he regularly represents insurers in regulatory matters at the NJDOBI. In addition, his proficiency in local and state procurement law has supported companies with business development interests at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels. He also regularly represents gas, electric, cable, water, and wastewater utilities in government affairs matters in New Jersey. In the public policy arena, Mr. Pascrell played prominent roles in the repeal of the death penalty and the approval of stem cell research in New Jersey. He has extensive experience with matters involving the office of the Chief Counsel, the Governor's Authorities Unit, and Policy Shop.

Additional Information

Other Court Admissions — United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Seton Hall Law SchoolJ.D. Fordham University La Sorbonne, Universite de Paris
Passaic County Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association

Client Comments

"David Pascrell has become an integral part of our organization in New Jersey. He effectively has advocated our issues to both legislators and state bureaucrats and we are fortunate to have him in our corner!"

-Andrew Weisman
President & CEO
Nu Vision Management

"David Pascrell is a seasoned NJ government relations expert who understands the dynamics and political sensitivities of the issues being addressed. He provides trusted counsel in helping to advance our objectives in medical rehabilitation research leadership."

-Rodger DeRose
President & CEO
Kessler Foundation

Office Location

50 West State Street, 11th Floor, Suite 1104
Trenton, NJ 08608-1220
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice of the Princeton Metro Area
David J. Pascrell has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice (Appropriations, Energy, Government Affairs, Government Contracts, Health Care, Insurance, Legislative, Lobbying, Regulatory)