Genova Burns Sponsors New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s 2015 Judicial Panel

Genova Burns is proud to sponsor the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s (NJWLA) 2015 Judicial Panel scheduled for April 30, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark. The esteemed panel includes the Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo, U.S.D.J. (Newark), Hon. Claire C. Cecchi, U.S.D.J. (Newark) and the Hon. Katharine S. Hayden, U.S.D.J. (Newark) who will provide attendees with PreTrial Practice Advice and Tips on Practice in the Federal Courts. Attendees are also eligible for CLE credit. Firm Counsel Dina Mastellone will serve as Moderator for the event and is also the Co-Director of the NJWLA’s Judicial Outreach Committee, which organized the event. For registration information, please click here.

The NJWLA is committed to supporting and promoting women in the legal profession to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community, corporate positions and the judiciary; fostering leadership among its membership through professional activities, mentoring, educational programs and networking functions; engaging in statewide efforts designed to retain women in the legal profession; and creating task forces to study developments affecting the legal status of women. To learn more about the 2015 Judicial Panel and the NJWLA, please click here.

Douglas Solomon to Participate in Live Webinar “OSHA Rules and Regulations – What You Need to Know”

Partner Douglas Solomon will take part in a live webinar entitled “OSHA Rules and Regulations – What You Need to Know” on Tuesday, April 21st. Mr. Solomon will explain the complexities of OSHA retaliation such as OSHA regulations’ explicit protections of protected activity, the complaint process for OSHA retaliation, the legal test for proving retaliation, as well as recent developments in the subject matter. Panelists will review the fundamentals of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (1970) as well as discuss the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the extent of its authority. Attendees will learn about the statutes involved in OSHA legal practice, enforcement of and compliance with the statutes, regulations promulgated, and the role of the Commission and the courts in appeals relating to OSHA citations and practices. Other issues addressed will include NFPA changes, the SVE Program and practices that may put an organization at risk. Whether you are an employment lawyer or a lawyer representing industrial employees or employers this webinar will be of value.

For further event detail and to register, please click here.

Douglas Solomon is Director of the firm’s OSHA and Construction Law & Litigation Practice Groups and is a member of the Infrastructure, Transportation & Logistics Law and Labor Law Practice Groups.

Dina Mastellone to Moderate NJSBA’s Roundtable of Law360’s New Jersey Female Powerbrokers Featuring Kathleen Barnett Einhorn

Counsel Dina M. Mastellone will moderate a Q&A program with Law360’s New Jersey Female Powerbrokers at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Section Business Meeting on April 14th. Firm Partner Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, a 2014 Law360 New Jersey Female Powerbroker, will join the distinguished group as they discuss their career paths, experiences of being female partners within a law firm, experiences with sexism in their careers, role models, mentorship and rainmaking.

For further event and registration information please click here.

Ms. Mastellone is Director of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a member of the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.

Ms. Einhorn is Director of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Intellectual Property Law Practice Group and Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Einhorn is also a member of the White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Group.

Holland to Moderate and Nagy to Present at NJSBA 2015 Public Utility Conference

Cynthia L. M. Holland, member of the firm’s Energy & Utility Law Practice Group, is scheduled to moderate the ethics panel for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s upcoming 2015 Public Utility Conference on April 10th. Gregory E. Nagy, of Counsel to the firm, is also set to join the panel of public utility law practitioners who will provide attendees insight on the current landscape, ongoing challenges, and new ethics issues associated with practicing before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and similar utility regulatory agencies. To register, please click here.

NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 7.0 credits (50 minute hour), including 2.4 ethics/professionalism credits
PA CLE: 3.5 substantive and 2.0 ethics credits pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (n/t): 4.5 professional practice and 2.0 ethics credits

Genova Burns Launches New Craft Beer, Spirits & Alcohol Law Practice Group

In response to the rapid evolution of New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage laws, Genova Burns has established a new Craft Beer, Spirits & Alcohol Law Practice Group. Led by a team of three senior business and real estate attorneys, the Group’s collective expertise spans the entirety of New Jersey’s increasingly complex liquor licensing, operations, and land use matters. The Group will counsel clients on entity formation; licensure and registration; land acquisition and leasing; land use and zoning approvals; intellectual property and trade secrets; regulatory compliance; and other vendor and distribution commercial contracts.

For further information please contact James J. McGovern III, Director of the firm’s Labor Law and Craft Beer, Spirits & Alcohol Law Practice Groups at 973.535.7122 or