Firm Chairman & Managing Partner Angelo J. Genova continues his election media blitz with a feature in Los Angeles Times article “Activists Brace for Voter Intimidation Efforts on Election Day” where he recalls his days as a young lawyer for the Democratic party, realizing that something was “amiss on election day in 1981.” In a landmark case, Mr. Genova successfully obtained a federal court order that prevented the unleashing of the National Ballot Security Task Force to potentially intimidate voters at the ballot. “The consent decree has limited the committee’s activities in every election since then — until now.”
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About Angelo J. Genova
Angelo J. Genova, Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Chairman of the Firm, is a multi-faceted law professional with extensive experience in complex litigation, appellate advocacy, 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. 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 advised a large number of local, state and national political parties. He has also successfully represented clients in matters involving all aspects of election law and campaign finance, including ballot questions, vote-by-mail disputes, voter eligibility, election recounts, rechecks and post-election challenges. This includes matters falling under the Voting Rights Act, Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), and New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJELEC).
Mr. Genova has also served as General Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic Party for 25 years. He 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. He also served as Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Election Law Special Committee from 1998-1999 and 1999-2000.
Mr. Genova received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law (as well as a Master of Arts in Industrial and Labor Relations from Rutgers) in 1978, and his Bachelor of Arts from Montclair State University in 1975.