The 2020 Election cycle promises to be a monumental event, with more Americans expected to vote in the November general election than ever before, and an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has created many election-related complications at the local, state, and federal levels. This post-election presentation, delivered by Rajiv Parikh, Chair of the Election Law & Litigation Practice at Genova Burns, reviews the efforts that officials made to ensure safe access to the ballot in the midst of these exceptional circumstances, while maintaining the integrity of and the public’s confidence in the 2020 Presidential, Senate, House, state and local elections. The program will look at some of the highlights of election-related litigation across the country, review changes to voting processes and how they functioned, and provide an analysis and overview of pending post-election matters.
Rajiv D. Parikh has been recognized as a new leader of the New Jersey bar, and is a highly acclaimed litigator, crisis manager and counselor. Mr. Parikh is a Partner and Chair of the India Law, Construction Law & Litigation, and Election Law & Litigation Practices and Co-Chair of the Crisis Management Practice and Hotels & Restaurants Industry Group at Genova Burns LLC. He is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Government Relations, Intellectual Property and other Practice Groups. Mr. Parikh recently served as part of Governor Phil Murphy’s trade delegation to India in September 2019, was transition counsel to the Governor and has worked closely with the Governor and his senior team on issues of statewide importance.
Mr. Parikh has tried a number of cases to verdict on a myriad of issues throughout the region, including high stakes litigation related to public financing, procurement, civil rights, and construction. He also has handled a variety of issues involving complex technological questions, including data protection, spoliation of electronic evidence and peer to peer network matters.
In the construction realm, Mr. Parikh has negotiated resolution of project delay disputes of over $100M arising from Hurricane Katrina, and litigation related to a public bond issuance and repayment of bridge financing for a multi-billion public-private project. In the latter matter, Mr. Parikh and the Genova Burns’ crisis management and complex litigation teams were able to expedite resolution within one week through several appellate courts due to the unique nature of the public-private project.
In the political realm, Mr. Parikh is one of only a handful of lawyers in the nation to handle complex election-related litigation as well as advise candidates on strategic matters. His clients include the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, the Democratic National Committee and candidates for local, state and federal office. He has served as general counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee for more than five years and is lead counsel on dozens of campaigns including those of New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman, Josh Gottheimer and Mikie Sherrill, among others. Insider NJ's Insider 100 Political Power Attorneys list noted that Mr. Parikh as "The politically-connected attorney with Genova Burns routinely wades into political fights that end up in the courts."
Mr. Parikh is actively involved in the community serving as General Counsel for the Share & Care Foundation and the Hindu American Seva Communities, and as a board member of a number of organizations including the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and the New Jersey District Court Historical Society. He was previously the Vice-President for Affiliate Relations for the South Asian Bar Association of North America, and in leadership roles in the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey.
Another great program with a very engaging speaker. Again, please make more courses available for Tennessee CLE credit. Thank you!
Very well done.
The presentation was very thorough.
Thank you! I very much appreciate this class offering and the instructor was awesome. I’m retired and it’s so tiresome to listen to classes which have little to no relevance to me... however my (unpaid) full-time job involves leadership positions in the TN Dem party at the local, regional, and statewide level. I’ve followed the lawsuits but I enjoyed the overview. Next up: spectacle on January 6. Thanks again.
Very current. Good speaker
Raj is an OUTSTANDING presenter; down to earth, to the point; personable and great written materials. Great program!
Excellent analysis of the different states
Clear and concise presenter.
Very fine job
Great information- wd love a follow course on the post election litigation
We shall see how the fraud issue turns out.
Interesting to look at the legal challenges but as the lecturer stated, a week later and it is already a little behind the news.
Very timely and interesting.
very topical and up on the law
Very good overview!
Enjoyed it. Nice presentation.