NJ Advance Media reported in May that private law firms contracted by the state for legal work from 2006through 2015 that had close ties to Christie and his allies prospered since his election, while those often used by his Democratic predecessor, Gov. Jon Corzine, have lost ground. One of the biggest losers in legal work under Christie was Gibbons, whose work dropped by nearly $2 million from 2008 to 2011. But in late 2012, around the time ofPalatucci being brought on as special counsel, the firm reversed its downward trend in outside counsel work. Last year, Gibbons was the largest beneficiary of outside counsel work, receiving nearly $3.2 million from the state . More recently, Gibbons was retained by the state to work on a bridge loan the state is giving Atlantic City. 6. Gibson Dunn Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the major Republican-leaning firm, was initially hired by the Christie administration to fight for legalized sports betting, but later rose to prominence when Christie tapped it to perform an internal investigation of his office after the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. The attorney and partner that lead the bridge efforts, Randy Mastro, is the former chief of staff to former GOP New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an ardent Christie supporter. Another Gibson Dunn attorney on the case, Debra Wong Yang, is Christie’s personal friend and their families have vacationed together.
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