Donell L. Gibson, Jr. Selected to Lawyers of Color’s 2022 Hot List

The annual list recognizes early-to-mid-career attorneys of color excelling in the legal profession
December 21, 2022 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Lippes Mathias is pleased to share Donell L. Gibson, an associate and member of the firm’s corporate and banking & financial transactions practice teams, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2022 Hot List. The list, comprised of in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates, was chosen by a selection committee that spent months reviewing nominations and researching legal publications in order to identify promising candidates, giving special attention to candidates who were active in diversity pipeline initiatives.

Gibson is an associate in the firm’s corporate and securities practice teams where he assists clients in the areas of business formation and structuring, contract review, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters. Gibson is also an associate in the firm’s banking and financial transactions practice teams where he assists regional and national lenders and borrowers with secured transactions involving asset-based and commercial real estate financing. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Gibson participated in the firm’s summer associate program. During law school, he worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William M. Skretny in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. Gibson was also a student-attorney who represented patients of Roswell Park Cancer Institute through the Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic at the University at Buffalo School of Law. Additionally, he held several leadership positions during law school including President of UB Law’s chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), NBLSA’s Northeast Regional Treasurer, and Managing Editor of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.

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