Six Partners were named New Jersey Super Lawyers 2009 while one partner and three associates were recognized as Rising Stars. 2009 Super Lawyers(R) honorees are Angelo J. Genova, James J. McGovern, III, Patrick W. McGovern, John C. Petrella and Sandro Polledri in the area of Employment & Labor and Francis J. Vernoia in the area of Civil Litigation Defense. "Rising Star" honorees are Jennifer Borek, Employment Litigation Defense, Jennifer Mazawey, Environmental Law; Douglas Solomon, Employment & Labor and Gregory E. Tomczak, White Collar Criminal Defense. Mr. Genova was ranked in the top 100 attorneys. All attorneys honored are based in the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office. Selected attorneys are chosen by Law & Politics, the parent company publication, who performs a complex polling, research, and selection process to identify the top five percent in each state.