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GGA Board Member
Angelo J. Genova

Former New Jersey Port Authority Commissioner; Current Founding Partner at Genova Burns, LLC


Angelo J. Genova, Senior Partner, Co-Founder and Chairman of Genova Burns, LLC, has extensive experience in complex civil and business litigation, employment litigation, labor law, government contracts and procurement law, political law and appellate advocacy.


Reflecting his career commitment to the foremost in ethical standards, Mr. Genova was recently honored by the Essex County Bar Association  with its 2014 Achievement Award for Civil Trial Attorney, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting integrity, professionalism, zealous advocacy and the fair administration of justice in the Essex County legal community and the legal profession generally. In 2014 he was also the recipient of the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey’s “Good Guy” award, which recognizes men in the state of New Jersey who support, encourage, mentor and assist women in their advancement in professional and political life. Politicker NJ has consistently named Mr. Genova to its annual Power List, most recently in 2014 and 2013, calling him one of the “most deadly courtroom lawyers in the State.”


Over the years, Mr. Genova has been selected as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” by his peers, having been named the “Top Vote Getter” in 2008 and 2010, “Number 3 Vote Getter” in 2011, and consistently named in the “Top 100” or “Top Ten” categories since 2005. Since 1987, he has been named by “Best Lawyers” in the categories of Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Law.  Chambers USA has placed him among its Leading Lawyers for Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Law.  He is rated AV® by Martindale Hubbell.  He was named by Human Resources Executive Magazine as among the nation’s “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys for 2013.”  Mr. Genova was also named to Law Dragon® Top 20 in Traditional Labor and Employment Law in 2013. 


Mr. Genova has been active in numerous philanthropic and community activities, participating as a  member  of  several  boards.  In 1991, he served as Chairman of the New Jersey Urban Development Corporation. From 2003-2007 he served as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He  is  a Trustee  of  the  Newark  Museum,  the  New  Jersey  Institute  for  Social  Justice,  Big  Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, NJ Seeds, and a member of the Montclair State University Foundation. He was elected in July, 2013 to a two year term as President of the Legal  Services  Foundation  of  Essex  County.  He  also  is  a Trustee  of  the American Conference  on  Diversity,  the  Association  of  the  Federal  Bar  of  the  State  of  New  Jersey, Volunteers of America: Delaware Valley, and John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.  He has served as Chair and co-Chair of the 2007, 2008 and 2012 Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund, and he is a former Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark.

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