New Jersey Energy Coalition tapped law firm Genova Burns as general counsel, effective immediately.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner Angelo Genova and Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will serve as general counsel to NJEC on policy and legal issues facing the energy industry.
NJEC is made up of statewide and local leaders and organizations in the environmental, business, health care, labor, trade, consumer, academic, and civic communities. It works to educate the public on energy policies that protect the environment, the ratepayer, and improve the state’s economy, according to a release.
“In order for New Jersey to retain its place as a national leader in energy development, the state needs to promote a sustainable in-state energy industry that meets transmission needs, spurs economic development, and creates jobs,” Genova said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to getting to work and providing our trusted level of legal counsel to this important organization.”
The coalition focuses on advocacy for the license renewal of New Jersey’s nuclear power plants, the construction of more clean and affordable sources of baseload electricity, the upgrade and expansion of transmission and distribution infrastructure, and the creation of an energy industry in New Jersey that generates jobs and economic development.
Genova is the chairman of the firm. He has extensive experience in complex business and employment litigation, appellate advocacy, labor and employment law, energy and utility law, government contracts, procurement, campaign finance, and political and election law. He regularly appears in front of state, regional and federal courts, including before the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Freed is a partner in the firm’s Newark office and chair of the corporate political activity practice group and the nonprofits, trade associations and tax-exempt organizations practice groups. She has provided counsel to many regulated-industry companies over the years with respect to their interactions with government entities; and has experience with diversity in government contracting, set-asides for women and minority-owned businesses, and public-private partnerships.