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Duane Morris partner named senior advisor to Murphy’s transition team

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Paul Josephson, partner at Duane Morris LLP, has been named senior advisor and transition counsel to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition committee, Transition2018.

Josephson most recently served Murphy as counsel to his campaign, Duane Morris said.

 “Having represented the governor-elect since he announced his candidacy, it is an honor to now assist him in the transition effort,” said Josephson.

Josephson will assist the transition team in a review of more than 50 independent New Jersey authorities, including:

  • Gaming and related authorities: the Casino Control Commission, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (Atlantic City redevelopment and land use), and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (Meadowlands Complex and Monmouth Park).
  • Four bi-state transportation authorities: the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Delaware River Port Authority, Delaware River and Bay Authority, and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.
  • Transportation authorities: New Jersey Transit, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, and the Motor Vehicle Commission.
  • Economic development and financing authorities: the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, as well as authorities that finance health care, higher education and K-12 school facilities.

“The independent authorities play a key role in New Jersey infrastructure, economic development, and gaming policy. They are responsible for some of the most visible government projects and services that residents and businesses count on.  I look forward to helping the governor-elect assume responsibility for them.”

Josephson previously served as chief counsel to the New Jersey Governor and as director of the division of law for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. He also served as chief of authorities for the governor.

He presently serves as New Jersey co-chair of the Regional Plan Association.

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Emily Bader

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Emily Bader is the Web Editor and Social Media Coordinator at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com.

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