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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Genova Burns Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was featured on last night’s episode of American Law Journal TV entitled, “Gerryrigged! Is Re-districting Killing Our Democracy?” The program addressed causes of and solutions to gerrymandering’s systemic grasp. To watch the episode in its entirety, please click here.
American Law Journal TV, recent winner of two Emmy® awards from the National Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic, is the weekly talk-feature program airing on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV 69. All programs are available at www.LawJournalTV.com.
Genova Burns is proud to announce that Firm Partner Rajiv D. Parikh has been named a 2016 Best Lawyer Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “NAPABA’s Best Under 40 represent what is exciting and fresh about the future of NAPABA and the pipeline of Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. Mr. Parikh is the only recipient of this national award from New Jersey, and one of 18 nationally.
NAPABA’s press release regarding this award can be found here.
Genova Burns has successfully obtained dismissal of an appeal involving construction of the American Dream @ Meadowlands project for client Triple Five Group of Companies. The Genova Burns litigation team of Angelo J. Genova, Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Rajiv D. Parikh, Michael K. Fortunato and Michael McQueeny, were able to obtain an unanimous ruling from the Appellate Division, and a stipulation of withdrawal before the New Jersey Supreme Court in only eight (8) days.
In its decision the Court affirmed the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority’s authorization to issue $1.15 billion in non-recourse limited obligation municipal bonds that are part of a broader financing package for construction of the project. American Dream @ Meadowlands will be a retail, dining, amusement and tourism destination including shopping, high end and casual dining, a Nickelodeon theme park, aquarium, water park, 4D movie theater and an all-season indoor ski slope.
After trial spanning over one week, Partner Rajiv D. Parikh and Associate Brett M. Pugach, were successful in contesting the Democratic primary election in Monroe Township, Gloucester County. As a result of the Genova Burns Election Litigation team’s efforts, incumbent Councilman Marvin Dilks went from losing the primary election via a committee vote, to winning the election by three votes and proceeding to the general election in November.
To read a Courior-Post article entitled, “Tied Monroe Election Goes to Trial”, which goes into detail regarding Partner and Dilks’ attorney Rajiv D. Parikh’s arguments during trial, please click here.
To read NJ.com article entitled, “Every Single Vote Counted in Now-Settled Monroe Twp. Primary Race”, in which Associate Brett Pugach is quoted, please click here.
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.
Firm Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was recently featured by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. CAPAC is composed of 48 Members of Congress and is dedicated to advancing the needs of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the United States. While he is a commercial litigator by trade, Mr. Parikh is an expert on constitutional law, voting rights and election law.