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

As president-elect, 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. Amalfe will become NJSBA president in 2025. 

An NJSBA member for over 30 years, Amalfe has served in various capacities, including as an Executive Committee member of the Labor & 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. 

Additionally, she has served as secretary, treasurer, second vice president, and, immediately preceding her current role, first vice president of the association. Amalfe also served three two-year terms as an at-large trustee.  

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. 

“I am honored and humbled to continue my service to the members of the NJSBA,” Amalfe said after being elevated to her new position at NJSBA’s annual meeting in May.  “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.” 

Peter J. Torcicollo, managing director of Gibbons, said Amalfe has always demonstrated commitment to advancing the goal of the firm and its clients. 

“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,” Torcicollo said.  “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. 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. 

In addition, Amalfe has been listed as a “State Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation, named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” in NJBIZ, and featured as one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” and the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey’s “Enterprising Women in Commerce.” 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 (NAWL) Foundation. Previously, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association presented her with its Women’s Initiative & Leaders in Law (WILL) 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.