Anthony Anastasio is a veteran litigator — a former assistant county prosecutor and a practitioner at Genova Burns and other firms — and served as director of legal and regulatory affairs for the New Jersey Coalition of Automobile Retailers, the lobbying group for car dealers. That mix of legal and legislative experience should serve him well in the role he took up earlier this year: President of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, a legal business advocacy organization. In this edition of NJBIZ Conversations, Editor Jeff Kanige spoke with Anastasio about NJCJI and its priorities for the rest of the year and beyond the pandemic. “The Trump era is now over in D.C. and there may not be as much of a mandate in the minds of legislators to fill a regulatory void … so you may see priorities shift, for that reason. Also, enforcement priorities by the attorney general likewise may shift since there’s not a perceived deficiency in Washington,” he said of the months and years ahead “We’ve been operating in a challenging environment, I expect that to continue, but we do our best to remain nonpartisan and to try to be helpful to legislators as they grapple with these issues and providing the perspective they need to do the right thing. Watch the full interview here.