Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Partner Stephen B. Genzer Appointed to New Jersey Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition 2018 Committee on Environment and Energy
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP today announced that partner Stephen B. Genzer, a member of the Firm’s Utilities practice, has been appointed to New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy’s Transition 2018 Committee on Environment and Energy.
The various transition committees will make recommendations on state policy, issues and initiatives as the new administration prepares to take office in two months. “New Jersey needs an administration ready to hit the ground running in January, and through the work of the transition committees my administration will not take office blind to the challenges and opportunities before us,” said Murphy in a statement about the appointments. “I am grateful to everyone who accepted the call to serve our transition. From analyzing and prescribing policy to taking a fresh look at the basic organization of government, these committees have a lot of work to do. I am confident they will put my administration in a position to begin delivering results for the people of New Jersey from day one.” The committees will meet throughout the state over the course of the next two months and will then submit reports and recommendations to the governor-elect and his leadership team prior to the inauguration.
Mr. Genzer is a seasoned utilities lawyer who advises utility companies on legal and regulatory challenges connected with their significantly regulated industries. The issues he handles most frequently are in the ratemaking, operational, and financial regulatory related areas. During a career spanning more than 40 years, Mr. Genzer has represented clients in hundreds of utility rate, regulatory compliance and structural matters before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. When issues cannot be appropriately resolved at the agency, he acts as their counsel in the appellate courts. He also provides clients with perspective on the public interests that the Board must balance in its decisions based on his former work as a managing attorney for the then New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, Division of Rate Counsel. In that role, he managed matters involving water, sewer, landfill, solid waste, resource recovery and transportation.
For more than 35 years, Mr. Genzer has been a member of the faculty for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Utility Rate Schools. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Lafayette College.