The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute named former Genova Burns litigator Anthony Anastasio as the business legal advocacy organization’s next president.
Anastasio most recently served as director of legal and regulatory affairs for the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, a trade association for franchise car dealers. He is also a former assistant Hunterdon County prosecutor.
“In appointing Anthony, NJCJI’s Board of Directors recognized that he is possessed of not only the requisite qualifications, but also, the right qualities to successfully lead the organization’s next chapter, the group’s board said in a statement. “The Board looks forward to partnering with Anthony in his new role and invites you to join them in extending your congratulations to Anthony.”
The NJCJI seeks to ensure fairness in the state’s judicial system and discourage lawsuit abuse.
“In these difficult times, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s mission of promoting fairness, justice and adherence to the rule of law is more important than ever,” Anastasio said. “I am therefore humbled and honored that NJCJI’s Board of Directors has selected me for the position of President to lead the organization at this time. As a result of the tireless work of NJCJI’s past leaders, Alida Kass and Marcus Rayner, the organization now enjoys a stellar reputation in both the legal and political communities. I intend to continue the hard work of my predecessors and build upon the foundation they created so that NJCJI can continue to pursue its critical mission in the challenging times ahead.”
Anastasio is a graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School-Camden. He began his legal career as a clerk for Superior Court Judge Robert Reed and joined Newark’s Genova Burns in 2016.