Overview

Throughout a nearly two decade-long career as lawyer and lobbyist, Mr. Pascrell has represented government affairs clients in Trenton and Washington, DC in a diverse cross-section of sectors, including financial and insurance, health and hospital, technology, utilities, development and construction, and public entities. He has led client matters under the administration of every New Jersey governor since 1997 and in the Legislature under both Republican and Democratic control. He has also worked with almost every state department, agency, board, authority, and commission in New Jersey over the span of his career and has particular experience with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (NJDOBI), Department of Human Services, Department of Community Affairs, Board of Public Utilities, and Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

For example, Mr. Pascrell led the effort to obtain approval for the first de novo health insurer in New Jersey in over a decade, and he regularly represents insurers in regulatory matters at the NJDOBI. In addition, his proficiency in local and state procurement law has supported companies with business development interests at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels. He also regularly represents gas, electric, cable, water, and wastewater utilities in government affairs matters in New Jersey. In the public policy arena, Mr. Pascrell played prominent roles in the repeal of the death penalty and the approval of stem cell research in New Jersey. He has extensive experience with matters involving the office of the Chief Counsel, the Governor's Authorities Unit, and Policy Shop.

He has been listed in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers and was named to "40 Under 40" lists by both the New Jersey Law Journal and NJBIZ.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D.)
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • Semi Finalist, Eugene Gressman Appellate Moot Court Competition
  • Fordham University (B.A.)
  • La Sorbonne, Universite de Paris, France (Diplôme Annuelle, June 1989)

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association
Public Utility Section
Health and Hospital Section
Insurance Section

Passaic County Bar Association

Gibbons Government Affairs Alert blog (www.governmentaffairsalert.com)
Editorial Board

Legal Employment

Associate, Graham, Curtin & Sheridan, Trenton, New Jersey, 1998-2002

Associate, Genova, Burns & Vernoia, Livingston, New Jersey, 1997

Associate, Evans Hand, West Paterson, New Jersey, 1996-1997

Professional Experience

Commissioner/Vice Chairman, Passaic County Utilities Authority, Paterson, NJ, February 2001-February 2003

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Amos C. Saunders, Presiding Judge Chancery Division, Paterson, New Jersey, 1995-1996

Legal intern to the Honorable Harold A. Margolis, Presiding Judge Chancery Division, and the Honorable Murray G. Simon, Superior Court Judge, Newark, New Jersey, 1995

Languages

  • French

Publications & Features

NEWSROOM

Listed in Best Lawyers®, Government Relations

Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Government Relations

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