By: Angelo J. Genova
Firm Chairman & Managing Partner Angelo J. Genova, Esq. moderated a Q&A session with Former New Jersey Gov. James Florio regarding his autobiography, “Standing on Principle,” on Dec. 21 at a New Jersey State Bar Association breakfast at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick. Florio reflected on the challenges and rewards of his political career and how his commitment to standing on principle helped him navigate from being elected to Congress to becoming governor, the firm said. Florio said of the book, published in spring 2018: “It’s not going to be a best-seller, but the people who have seen it in New Jersey have enjoyed it. It’s very satisfying.”
Mr. Genova served as legal counsel to Florio, a Democrat, during the 1981 recount in the race against Republican Tom Kean, and Florio and Genova have remained longtime friends. “The title of this book, ‘Standing on Principle’ is very much about this man. And what we heard from him today reinforces that he was a great governor in his time, and quite frankly, would be a great governor today,” Genova said in a statement.
New Jersey Law Journal covered the event in their After Hours section. To read the snippet, please click here.