Genova Burns is pleased to congratulate Chairman & Managing Partner Angelo J. Genova, Esq. and Partners Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Esq. and Rajiv D. Parikh, Esq. for being named to NJBIZ's Law Power 50 listing for 2021. Mr. Parikh receives special recognition for making top 10 in the listing this year at #6.
Mr. Genova's listing notes, "The founder of Genova Burns is a fixture in New Jersey’s two biggest cities. Ten years before Amazon.com Inc. considered opening its second headquarters in Newark, Genova moved his firm there from Livingston. He continues to be a champion of the city’s redevelopment efforts. “The city has a variety of assets, from technological to cultural and educational,” he told NJBIZ. He is well known for Genova’s high-profile cases include fighting off a suit against the state Democratic Party in 2002 by Republicans over a last-minute ballot change prompted by then-U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli’s decision to drop out of the race amid ethics problems. And he continues to expand his team by adding talented respected professionals. In 2021 Genova Burns welcomed bankruptcy law firm Wasserman Jurista & Stolz to its practice, which it integrated on Jan. 1."
Ms. Einhorns listing notes, "A partner in Newark’s Genova Burns, Einhorn serves as the chair of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group and is the Director of the Public Contract Law & Bid Protest Litigation Group. In March of 2021 she was re-nominated to serve in the role of At-Large Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees, a position she has held since May 2019. Einhorn is experienced in handling all aspects of litigation, trying matters and arguing appeals in federal and state courts, and also has handled numerous arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute proceedings. She is responsible for managing cases from inception to trial and overseeing a team of lawyers and paraprofessionals. She and her team concentrate their practices in general commercial litigation and counseling with an emphasis on complex contract and business disputes, fraud or misrepresentation, First Amendment and constitutional rights claims, civil extortion, intellectual property, defamation, real estate, internet law, construction disputes and public contract and bid protests. Einhorn served as an investigator for the Supreme Court’s District Ethics Committee from 2006 to 2010 and as Law Clerk to Superior Court Judge Robert L. Penza from 1992 to 1993."
Finally Mr. Parikh's Top Ten listing at #6 reads, "A partner with Genova Burns, Parikh serves as chair or co-chair of a variety of teams within the firm. He chairs the India Law; Construction Law & Litigation; and Election Law & Litigation practices, and is co-chair of the Crisis Management Practice and Hotels & Restaurants Industry Group.
Parikh was transition counsel for Gov. Phil Murphy and has worked closely with the governor and his team on a variety of issues. In 2019, he was a member of Murphy’s trade delegation to India. And his work in politics extends further. Parikh has served as general counsel to the Democratic State Committee for more than five years and was lead counsel on dozens of campaigns including those of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and U.S. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Josh Gottheimer and Mikie Sherrill, among others.
In addition, he leads diversity and inclusion efforts at Genova Burns. “Companies that take the effort to have cultural sensitivity training to have D&I discussion to improve the diversity of their workforce end up having [fewer claims against them and] a workforce that is more collaborative,” Parikh said during a 2020 NJBIZ panel discussion. “You lower your risk profile, your insurance companies probably will love you because there’ll be less employment claims. Your lawyers probably will hate you because they’re not [getting much work],” he joked."
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