Duane Morris LLP partner Paul Josephson of the firm’s Cherry Hill office has been appointed New Jersey Committee co-chair and to the board of directors of the Regional Plan Association (RPA). The RPA is the leading urban research and advocacy organization that works to improve the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region’s economic health, environmental sustainability and quality of life through research, planning and advocacy. RPA’s committees — comprised of civic, community and business leaders — provide key strategic advice to the organization. Josephson will co-chair the New Jersey Committee with former New Jersey Governor James J. Florio.
“The RPA’s history of accomplishment for nearly 100 years has left the tri-state region markedly better than it otherwise would have been,” said Josephson. “By providing civic and business leaders with unbiased research and advice, and responsible advocacy, RPA’s positive influence on the development of our region has been remarkable. As the RPA prepares to roll out its fourth regional plan over the next year, I am honored to have been asked by its board to help promote our region’s plans and infrastructure for the next century.”
Josephson has served as Chief Counsel and as Chief of Authorities for New Jersey’s Office of the Governor, where he represented New Jersey on matters for more than 50 bi-state and state authorities, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Delaware River Port Authority, Delaware River and Bay Authority, New Jersey Transit, New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey Pinelands and Meadowlands Commissions. He also served as director of the Division of Law within New Jersey’s Office of Attorney General.
Since his state service, Josephson has been designated to serve as special counsel to New Jersey in complex litigation and other matters, representing the New Jersey Casino Control Commission and New Jersey Transit in major cases. He was also selected by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to co-author the Atlantic City Master Plan blueprint for revitalizing that city in 2012.
An Essex County native and Princeton resident, Josephson is a 1990 graduate, with honors, of The George Washington University Law School and a graduate of the University of Michigan.Related Articles: