Rajiv Parikh Denounces Racist Political Mailer As Voter Suppression

Firm Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was quoted in an article entitled “Edison chamber officials strongly denounce hate-filled political mailer” on the ROI-NJ website. Mr. Parikh and Edison officials firmly denounced a flyer advocating deportation of two Chinese-American and Indian-American citizens running for election for the Edison school board.

Mr. Parikh, who is also general counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, said that the committee views the mailer as an attempt to suppress the vote, which he said it takes very seriously.

“Sending something like that is sending a message to the voters that they are somehow different,” Mr. Parikh said. “The bottom line is, anyone who has the right to vote in this election on Tuesday (November 7th) should.”

The entire article can be found here.

Mr. Parikh is Co-Chair of the firm’s Hotel, Restaurant & Hospitality Industries Practice Group and Partner in the Complex Commercial LitigationIntellectual Property LawConstruction Law & LitigationCorporate Political Activity Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Groups.

Rajiv Parikh to Serve on Upcoming Panel “Presidential Election 2016: Dispatches from the Field”

Partner Rajiv D. Parikh will serve as a panelist on an upcoming presentation entitled “Presidential Election 2016: Dispatches from the Field” in New York City on May 23rd.  As a panelist, Mr. Parikh will provide attendees with an insider’s view and perspective on what really goes on in the field on the campaign trail by sharing his personal experiences serving as General Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. Panelists will also discuss how the campaigns and the election will affect the South Asian community and how people can get involved in the months before the election.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Mr. Parikh is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Construction Law & Litigation, Corporate Political Activity Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Groups.

Rebecca Moll Freed Panelist at NJICLE Election Law Seminar

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed is a panelist today at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Election Law Seminar, “Pay-to-Play 2016: The Latest in Campaign Finance.” Ms. Freed’s panel will focus on the latest developments in the increasingly complex world of campaign finance restrictions and how to avoid potential violations through compliance.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity Group, the Non-Profit and Tax Exempt Organization Practice Group and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs and is a member of the Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Freed to Speak at Women’s Political Caucus of NJ Event “Why Aren’t More NJ Women Winning Elections?”

Counsel Rebecca Moll Freed will be presenting opening remarks at a Newark breakfast event on November 7 sponsored by the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey called “Beyond the Headlines: Why Aren’t More NJ Women Winning Elections?” Moderated by political commentator Jim McQueeny, panelists include Laura Jones of “NJ Power & Politics”, Jeannette Hoffman, a Republican media commentator,  Julie Roginsky, Democratic Party strategist, and Nick Acocella,  editor and publisher of Politifax.  Beginning at 8am, a continental breakfast will be offered.   This event is free, but registration is required.

WPC-NJ also just announced that in January 2014 they will be presenting Genova Burns’s co-founding Partner Angelo J. Genova with their coveted “Good Guy” award at their annual Passion * Power* Progress Awards.  WPC-NJ is a chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women.