Angelo J. Genova Presents Oral Argument to New Jersey Supreme Court

Senate hears Arguments on Candidate Replacement

February 12, 2020

Watch as firm Chairman & Managing Partner Angelo J. Genova, Esq. presents oral argument in 2002 to substitute Senator Torricelli's name for the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate on the New Jersey ballot after the deadline to add new names to the ballot had passed.

Leaving Torricelli’s name on the Nov. 5 ballot would only confuse voters, said Angelo J. Genova, Esq., firm Chairman & Managing Partner and at the time, a lawyer for state Democrats. "I think he has withdrawn, I think he has effectively created a vacancy by his withdrawal. He’s not a candidate. He’s not a candidate for public office,″ Genova told the state Supreme Court.

Mr. Genova said the intent of the 51-day rule is meant solely to ensure there is enough time to prepare ballots, and that "Only about 1,600 ballots have been mailed, and there’s enough time to make new ones". 


Angelo J. Genova, Co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Firm, is a multi-faceted law professional with extensive experience in complex business and employment litigation, appellate advocacy, labor and employment law, government contracts, procurement, campaign finance, and political and election law. As a renowned trial lawyer, Mr. Genova appears regularly in front of courts of all types at the New Jersey, regional and federal levels, including numerous appearances before the New Jersey Supreme Court. For decades, he has provided precedent-setting legal representation that has reached all levels of the state and federal legal landscape.

Mr. Genova’s experience in election and political law spans more than 30 years and he has represented candidates for every level of government, including those running for city council, county executive, mayor, state legislature, Governor, member of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate, and President of the United States. He has also served as General Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic Party for 25 years and is a former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (2003 – 2007), former Chairman of the New Jersey Urban Development Corporation (1991 – 1992), and served as General Counsel to the Transition Team for former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio in 1989.

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