Debra Shannon, Esq. Has Joined Genova Burns LLC as Of Counsel

Genova Burns is proud to announce that Debra Shannon, Esq. has joined as Of Counsel in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office and is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment Law & Litigation, and Government Contracting & Procurement Law Practice Groups.

Ms. Shannon is an experienced attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the field of labor and employment in both private practice and as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Community Education Centers. Ms. Shannon concentrates her practice in the areas of Labor, Employment, Government Contracting, Mediation, and Conflict Resolution. She has counseled and advised her clients as to legal compliance with respect to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including union-free/union avoidance strategies, disciplinary issues, best practices for training in the areas of discrimination and harassment and has guided her clients with regard to employee impact during the course of mergers, acquisitions, facility closings, business expansion, force reductions, and merger integrations.

Rajiv D. Parikh Named Senior Transition Counsel to Governor-Elect Phil Murphy

Governor-Elect Phil Murphy appoints Genova Burns Partner Rajiv D. Parikh to serve as Senior Counsel to his transition team. In appointing Parikh, the Governor-Elect called him one of the foremost attorneys in the state, and said, “Over the past few years, my staff and I could always rely on Raj for straightforward and accurate advice. … Raj will be vital to ensuring that our incoming administration doesn’t just live up to the letter of the law, but to its spirit as well.”

Click here to read full press release.

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.

Angelo J. Genova & Rajiv D. Parikh Named to 2017 PolitickerNJ Power List

Genova Burns is pleased to announce that firm Chairman Angelo J. Genova and Partner Rajiv D. Parikh have been named to Observer Media’s PolitickerNJ 2017 Power List – “the definitive ranking of the top 100 movers and shakers in New Jersey politics”.

The firm congratulates Angelo, Rajiv and all the accomplished individuals who received this honor.

For the full 2017 Power List, please click here.

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.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present CLE Program at New Jersey Hospital Association on November 3rd

Firm Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will give a Continuing Legal Education presentation entitled “Implementing and Managing an Ethical and Effective Political Activity Compliance Program” at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton on Friday, November 3rd. Ms. Freed will provide the CLE to in-house counsel at New Jersey hospitals and health systems.

With New Jersey’s 2017 gubernatorial election right around the corner and Congressional mid-term elections not too far beyond, Ms. Freed’s program is very timely. During her interactive program, not only will in-house health and hospital counsel obtain ethics credits, but they will also learn how to balance the “Do’s and Don’ts” of Political Activity Compliance with their ethical obligations as attorneys.

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

Rajiv D. Parikh Featured in the New York Times

Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was featured in a recent New York Times article entitled “South Asians in New Jersey are flexing their Political Muscle” regarding the South Asian community’s growing success in “working on campaigns, developing political strategies behind-the-scenes and being elected to office.” Mr. Parikh shares in the success as general counsel for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee and offers his insight onto this rising phenomenon, “I think there has been an awakening and a lot of it has to do with this transition from the immigrant mentality to the first- and second-generation mentality.” While the articles’ focus is on the South Asian community, it speaks to a universal theme of empowering all communities reaching beyond just our own.

The entire article and further explanation from Mr. Parikh 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 & Litigation, Corporate Political Activity Law, and White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Groups.

Harris S. Freier Elected To Board of Directors of Workforce Professional Training Institute

Partner Harris S. Freier has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), a New York City-based organization. The mission of WPTI is to provide resources to people, professionals and organizations to train disadvantaged citizens to work meaningful jobs and prepare them to succeed in high-growth careers. WPTI has trained nearly 10,000 professionals from over 350 programs to equip citizens with the skills they need to succeed in the working world and to expand and strengthen New York City’s workforce, workplaces, and economy.

For full details about Mr. Freier’s appointment and about WPTI, please click here.

Mr. Freier is a member of the Firm’s Employment Law & Litigation, Appellate, Hotel, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industries, and Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Law Practice Groups.

Keith A. Krauss To Present For the National Business Institute

Keith A. Krauss, Counsel at Genova Burns, will give a presentation at a National Business Institute seminar, “Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know…” at the Holiday Inn in Princeton on Tuesday, July 18th and also at the Crowne Plaza in Saddle Brook on Friday, July 21st. Mr. Krauss’s presentation is entitled “Advanced Contract Examination and Drafting Techniques (w/Sample Clause/Language/Provision Examination).”

The seminar is designed for attorneys and other business professionals who are seeking to take their contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating skills to a more advanced level. It will teach professionals how to take vital contract language, terms, conditions, and clauses, refine that information and customize it to meet their clients’ unique needs and situations.

The seminar has been approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics and professionalism. For further information and to register, please click here.

Mr. Krauss is Chair of the firm’s Business Law and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. He also focuses his practice in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation, Alcohol and Regulated Products Law, and Intellectual Property Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association; New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. Circuit.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present Webinar for the New Jersey Bankers Association

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will lead a New Jersey Bankers Association members-only webinar entitled “The 2017 Gubernatorial Election: What your Bank Needs to Know about the Regulated-Industry Ban and Pay-to-Play Compliance” on Wednesday, June 28th. The webinar is designed to assist compliance with New Jersey’s regulated-industry ban and statewide Executive Branch pay-to-play restrictions while recognizing that bank officers and employees may wish to participate in the political process in their individual capacities.

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 Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present at NJICLE Election Law Seminar

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed is scheduled to present at the upcoming New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Election Law Seminar “Pay-to-Play 2017: The Latest in Campaign Finance” on June 20th. Ms. Freed’s presentation, entitled “New Jersey Executive Branch Pay to Play Restrictions: Lessons Learned from the Della Pello Decision and the Do’s and Don’ts of Participating in the 2017 Gubernatorial Elections” will focus on the latest developments in the increasingly complex world of campaign finance restrictions and how to avoid potential violations through compliance.

The seminar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. For further 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 Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

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