Genova Burns is proud to announce that firm Partner Harris S. Freier has been named as one of NJBIZ’s 40 Under 40 business people in New Jersey for 2018. The publication noted that the chosen individuals as "young professionals making moves in the Garden State.” Nominees were scored by an independent panel of judges based on a specific set of criteria: Professional Accomplishments, Leadership, Vision, and Community Service.
Mr. Freier is a member of the Employment Law & Litigation, Complex Commercial Litigation, Labor Law, Appellate Practice, Hotel, Restaurant & Hospitality Industries, Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Law, and Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Groups.
He litigates employment law cases with a specific focus on restrictive covenant litigations, class actions, and appellate matters. He routinely handles age, race, religion, gender, and disability discrimination litigations before state and federal courts. He routinely represents his clients in New York and New Jersey in various types of complex litigation including contractual disputes, real estate litigation, business torts, bid protest litigation, unfair competition and trade secrets, and challenging governmental administrative decisions. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations and contract interpretation for his service industry clients.
Mr. Freier received the 2015 New Leader of the Bar recognition from the New Jersey Law Journal. He has been rated AV® Preeminent™ in Labor and Employment Law by Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s premier attorney listing resource, since 2014. An AV Preeminent rating is the highest rating an attorney can receive from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Freier has also been named to the Rising Star list since 2013 by the publishers of New Jersey Monthly and Super Lawyers®.
Mr. Freier remains committed to various legal and community organizations, including through his positions as Vice-Chair of the Urban League of Union County Board of Directors, Board Member of the Board of Directors of the New York City based Workplace Professionals Training Institute, and Member of the Temple Emanu-El (Westfield, NJ) Personnel Committee.