May 16, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Wendy Solomon
NEW BRUNSWICK - Christine A. Amalfe was sworn in as secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the state’s largest professional organization of judges, lawyers and legal professionals. She was installed during the NJSBA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.
Amalfe, chair of the employment and labor law department at Gibbons P.C., in Newark, is on track to become president in 2025.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the members of the NJSBA. I cannot think of a better time to serve the lawyers of this state. I am humbled by this appointment and look forward to serving the Association and furthering its mission,” she said.
Amalfe is a member of the executive committee at Gibbons and serves as the firm’s human resources general counsel. Her practice areas include employment counseling and litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and restrictive covenant matters. She also regularly counsels clients on employment agreements and executive compensation issues and conducts investigations.
Her clients range from New Jersey’s largest employers to small, closely held family companies to the state’s many colleges and universities. She is a co-founder of the Gibbons Women’s Initiative, a Catalyst award-winning program designed to support, retain and promote women lawyers. She has been very involved at the state and national level on projects designed to address gender equity issues in various professions, serving as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation from 2013-2014.
Amalfe is a former trustee of the Association and a member of the Amicus, Higher Education, Judicial Administrative, General Council Executive, and Pro Bono committees and a former trustee of the Women in the Profession Section.
In addition, she is a member of the Essex County Bar Association, National Association of Women Lawyers, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
Amalfe graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University and Syracuse University College of Law. She is married to Judge Thomas M. Moore and has three children.