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ANTHONY P. Callaghan is a director in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Group at Gibbons P.C. and practices out of the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices. His practice ranges from contract and restrictive covenant disputes to securities litigation, class and derivative actions, to counseling on a wide array of business issues. Callaghan advises a range of Irish corporate and institutional clients operating in the U.S. on legal issues that include dispute resolution, intellectual property rights, employment concerns, creditors’ rights, and mergers and acquisitions – where necessary, working with colleagues from the firm’s other practice groups with experience in the relevant disciplines. Callaghan has served as lead counsel on a variety of litigations, including cases involving allegations of international fraud and conspiracy, RICO, and shareholder disputes. He has taken a leading role in innumerable other disputes involving auditor malpractice; emergent injunctive relief relating to employment restrictive covenants; securities class actions and derivative claims; contract disputes; and intellectual property disputes. As past president of the Irish American Bar Association of New Jersey and anactivememberofseveralcommunityandphilanthropicorganizations,Callaghan maintains close ties to the legal and business communities in the U.S., Ireland and the United Kingdom. He is the recipient of several awards recognizing his achievements and contributions on both sides of the Atlantic, including New York Metro Super Lawyers and the Irish Echo Golden Bridges Award. Having secured a Morrison visa, Callaghan immigrated to the U.S. in 1989. He grew up a native Irish speaker in Fanad, Co. Donegal, and was previously a primary schoolteacher, graduating from Carysfort College in Dublin. He earned a JD, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law. Callaghan is a founding member of the Irish American Bar Association of New Jersey and has been active in several civic and charitable organizations, including the Irish American Cultural Institute, the Gaelic Players Association, the Roots & Wings Foundation and the Irish American Partnership. He has served on New York Dinner Committee of the American Ireland Fund for many years, and is a member of the Wine Geese Society. He also co-founded and chaired the American Ireland Fund’s annual New Jersey golf classic, now in its 20th year. Callaghan and his wife Anne have four children.