Chairman Angelo J. Genova Featured on Radio Show “Empowerment Hour” on 920 The Jersey

Firm Chairman and Managing Partner Angelo J. Genova was featured on radio station 920 The Jersey program “Empowerment Hour” on Monday, June 18th. The program is hosted by John E. Harmon, Sr. who also serves as the President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey and also featured an interview of Randee Jennings, Co-Director of the Technology Advisory Network (TAN).

Mr. Harmon’s interview of Mr. Genova touched on topics such as sports betting in New Jersey, legalization of marijuana and the firm’s recently launched Cannabis practice group, Genova Burns’ involvement in the local community, and Mr. Genova’s personal experience defending clients against discrimination.

To listen to Mr. Genova’s interview, click the below media file and skip to the 31 minute mark.

New Jersey Employment Law Letter is Here

Genova Burns has just published its first New Jersey Employment Law Letter for Business & Legal Resources (BLR), an industry-leading, award-winning solutions company for Human Resource services and technology with content prepared by lawyers and industry experts. More than 1,000 users from over 290 companies have access to New Jersey Employment Law Letter via HRLaws.com.  Firm Partners John C. Petrella and Dina M. Mastellone are the Editors of the monthly newsletter. To read the June 2018 issue, please click here.

Nicholas R. Amato Quoted in Law360 Article on NJ’s Sports Betting Bill

Nicholas R. Amato, Of Counsel in the Casino & Gaming Law Practice, was quoted in a June 11 Law360 article about recently enacted legislation authorizing sports betting in New Jersey.

Mr. Amato said that limited prohibition, in which sports team owners would be allowed to offer sports betting but not accept wagers on any game in which a member team in their league participates, was fair and reasonable. “The ‘optics’ of the Golden Nugget (casino in Atlantic City) taking NBA bets would not look good, but prohibiting sports betting there entirely would be too restrictive,” he said. “I think exactly where it is right now is the right answer. I think it addresses the issue but doesn’t overly penalize the owner.”

Mr. Amato also commented on the provision mandating that the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement would be authorized to share information about suspicious betting with ‘any law enforcement entity, team, sports governing body, or regulatory agency the division deems appropriate.’ “The last thing they want, an operator, is a scandal. When somebody wins a bet, it’s great publicity for a casino or a racetrack, but a scandal is not,” he said. “The point is if you think something is suspicious, notify the DGE and let them take it from there. They’re pros. They know what they’re doing.”

To read the full article, please click here.

 

New Jersey Law Journal Hails Genova Burns’ Win as Employment Litigation Firm of the Year Award

The New Jersey Law Journal lauded Genova Burns’ Employment Litigation Practice and the firm’s winning the Employment Litigation Firm of the Year award. In an article published on June 11, the Law Journal noted that the “employment litigation group at Genova Burns had a strong 2017, successfully representing clients at the trial and appellate level, and in federal and state courts, handling a variety of matters, including labor disputes, discrimination claims, and wage class actions. Its engagements included the successful defense of the city of Irvington and its mayor, in an employee’s harassment suit. The firm represented such clients as AT&T and Hackensack University Medical Center—the former, obtaining summary judgment dismissal in an employee’s retaliation suit, and the latter, in pursuing and resolving a stolen data claim against a former hospital employee.”

John C. Petrella, Chair of the Employment Law & Litigation Practice, said, “At its core, Genova Burns is a group a great trial lawyers. … We strive to learn our clients’ businesses, what they do and what is important to them. Like the best employment litigation groups, we stay on top of developments in fair employment practices on a federal, state and local level and publish recent developments. But our attorneys, from associate to partner, reach out individually to our clients and make sure they are aware of recent changes that could affect their workplaces. We are also consistently commended for our responsiveness. When our clients reach out to us with an inquiry, we are available and respond immediately.”

To read the full article, please click here.

Jennifer Roselle to Speak on Employment Procedures at League of Municipalities Conference

Counsel Jennifer Roselle will give a presentation called “Employment Process: Hiring to Separating” at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Spring Mini-Conference at the Conference Center at Mercer in West Windsor, NJ on Friday, June 15th.

For full event information, please click here.

Ms. Roselle is a member of the firm’s Labor Law, Education Law, and Cannabis Law practice groups.

 

Jennifer Roselle to Speak on “Pass the Trash” at School Law Forum

Counsel Jennifer Roselle will participate in a presentation on Pass the Trash legislation at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Spring School Law Forum on Tuesday, June 12th at the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association in Monroe Township. During this forum, attendees will learn about recent developments and emerging issues in education law, and practicing school board attorneys will share research and experiences in addressing the latest court decisions, statutes, administrative rulings, and codes that affect public education and school district performance.

For full event information and to register, please click here.

Ms. Roselle is a member of the firm’s Labor Law, Education Law, and Cannabis Law practice groups.

 

Rebecca Moll Freed to Serve on Panel at Advocacy Town Hall Meeting

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will serve on the Ethics Panel at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Town Hall Program at the Historic Trenton Masonic Temple in Trenton on Monday, June 18th. During the program, legislators and legislative staffers will discuss lobbying issues, lobbyists will ask questions about handling real world scenarios, and lawmakers and staffers will engage in a dialogue with lobbyists about how they can effectively advocate for their clients in Trenton and better understand issues in which they are all involved.

For full event information and to register, please click here.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and a Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

 

Maria R. Fruci Elected to Two Leadership Posts

Associate Maria R. Fruci was installed as Secretary of the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association at their annual meeting and convention at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in May. She also was recently elected Treasurer of the Essex County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Ms. Fruci is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Speak at Pay-to-Play CLE Event

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will speak at a seminar on “Pay-to-Play 2018: The Latest in Campaign Finance,” sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the Legal Center in New Brunswick on Thursday, June 28th. This seminar will educate attorneys and other businesspeople about the latest developments in New Jersey’s strict pay-to-play or campaign finance laws, especially how county and municipal pay-to-play ordinances differ from state rules, and strategies for compliance. Attendees will also learn how to establish controls and monitor corporate and employee contributions, to avoid potential or unintended violations that could lead to the loss of government contracts or participation in redevelopment projects, and possible fines and criminal sanctions.

For full event information and to register, please click here.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and a Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Harris S. Freier and Justine L. Abrams Present CLE on State Marijuana Legalization

On June 6, 2018, employment litigation partner Harris S. Freier and associate Justine L. Abrams presented a CLE to the “Larger Cities” group (an offshoot of the Newspaper Association of America) at their annual conference of HR/Labor directors from some of the nation’s largest newspapers.  The CLE entitled “The Impact of State Marijuana Legalization on Employer Practices & Policies” will focus on this trending employment topic and will take place at the office of firm client, Dow Jones.

Mr. Freier is a member of the Employment Law & Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Labor Law, Appellate Practice, Hotel, Restaurant & Hospitality Industries, Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Law, and Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Groups.

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

 

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