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ANDREW GIMIGLIANO JOINS O’TOOLE SCRIVO

By Jim Digiulio on 08/21/2017
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Cedar Grove, New Jersey – August 21, 2017, O’Toole Scrivo is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Gimigliano who joins the Firm as Of Counsel.  (more…)

O’TOOLE SCRIVO ATTORNEYS PRESENT CLE PROGRAM IN BOSTON

By Jim Digiulio on 08/11/2017
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On August 4, 2017, O’Toole Scrivo attorneys presented a CLE program in Boston entitled, “Ethical Challenges with the Tri-Partite Relationship.”  This interactive CLE provided clients with a comprehensive discussion on the many different ethical dilemmas facing insurers, their insureds, and counsel. (more…)

Attys Tapped For Top Leadership Posts At Port Authority

By Jim Digiulio on 08/02/2017
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Law360, Clifton, N.J. (August 1, 2017, 2:39 PM EDT) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that two lawyers will assume the top leadership posts at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tapping their respective appointees to steer the transportation agency’s efforts amid major infrastructure projects in the region. (more…)

Governor Christie And Governor Cuomo Announce New Leadership At The Port Authority

By Jim Digiulio on 08/01/2017
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August 1, 2017

Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointments of Kevin O’Toole as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and Rick Cotton as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and Jersey.

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Christie Names O’Toole Scrivo Attorney As Chief Counsel

By Jim Digiulio on 07/14/2017
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Law360, Clifton, N.J. (July 13, 2017, 7:02 PM EDT) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has tapped James DiGiulio of O’Toole Scrivo Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu LLC to be his new chief counsel, ending the short-lived tenure of another attorney who has been named a state Superior Court judge, the governor’s office said Thursday.

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U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer Honors Managing Partner Kevin J. O’Toole

By Jim Digiulio on 07/13/2017
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July 13, 2017 – U.S. Representative Josh Gottheimer honored Kevin O’Toole’s distinguished career in the New Jersey legislature and his retirement as New Jersey Senator.  Speaking on the House floor today, Congressman Gottheimer commended O’Toole’s service as a legislator, stating, “[Kevin O’Toole] has been a true leader on business growth and streamlining regulations to attract companies to [New Jersey] . . . .  I applaud the high value that Kevin has importantly placed on constituent service throughout his career as a legislator — a key and essential priority for any public servant.  Kevin has worked across the aisle with Republicans and Democrats alike — a practice that is essential in this time of gridlock.  As Kevin departs the Senate, we wish him all the best . . . .” (more…)

Christie Brings Back Staff Lawyer to Be Chief Counsel

By Jim Digiulio on 07/13/2017
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Michael Booth, New Jersey Law Journal

Gov. Chris Christie has turned to another insider to serve as his top legal adviser through the last six months of his final term in office.

Christie announced Thursday that he has named James DiGiulio, his former senior counsel, as chief counsel.

For DiGiulio, it is a return to the administration after a brief stint in private practice. Until recently he was with the Cedar Grove firm O’Toole Scrivo, headed by Republican state Sen. Kevin O’Toole and former Christie chief counsel Thomas Scrivo. (more…)

Governor Christie Announces Senior Staff Change – Names Former Senior Counsel to Take on Chief Counsel Role

By Jim Digiulio on 07/13/2017
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Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today announced the appointment of James DiGiulio as Chief Counsel. DiGiulio is an attorney at the Cedar Grove law firm of O’Toole Scrivo, Fernandez Weiner Van Lieu, LLC, and he previously served as a Senior Counsel in the Governor’s Office.

DiGiulio will replace Chief Counsel Gregory Acquaviva, who is assuming his new role as a Superior Court judge, a position to which he was nominated by Governor Christie and approved by the state Senate.

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Managing Partner Thomas P. Scrivo Elected as a Life Fellow by the American Bar Foundation

By Jim Digiulio on 07/06/2017
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Cedar Grove, NJ – The Firm is proud to announce that the American Bar Foundation (“ABF”) has elected Managing Partner Thomas P. Scrivo as a Life Fellow.  According to the ABF, “the Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.”  Notably, membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.  Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the ABF.

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MANAGING PARTNER KEVIN J. O’TOOLE INVITED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT THE LAW & JUSTICE INSTITUTE AT FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

By Jim Digiulio on 07/05/2017
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Cedar Grove, NJ – Managing Partner Kevin J. O’Toole was invited as a guest speaker at the Law & Justice Institute at Fordham University School of Law.  The Law & Justice Institute is an intensive five-week program for rising ninth graders run by Legal Outreach, an organization working with urban youth from underserved communities in New York City for the last thirty years.  Students participating in the program have the opportunity to meet various distinguished leaders in the legal community, as well as learn about our judicial system and careers in law.  Kevin shared with students today his personal path to success and the importance of striving for academic excellence.

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