TRENTON, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) —New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appointed Robert Lougy as acting state attorney general.
Lougy, who will succeed John J. Hoffman effective March 14, is currently first assistant attorney general. He has spent the past 10 years in the Department of Law and Public Safety.
“Robert is one of the most dedicated public servants in my administration and I am proud to announce his appointment as acting attorney general,” Christie said. “Robert brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the office he will now lead. His knowledge and commitment to public service will be a tremendous asset to the people of New Jersey. I look forward to having him join my cabinet.”
Lougy manages a workforce of 7,400 employees and has been involved in many high-profile matters in state and federal court over the years. He has provided counsel on critical issues for the current state administration, including public employee entitlements, education, housing and public safety, the governor said.
“I am deeply honored and humbled that Gov. Christie has appointed me to lead the Department of Law and Public Safety as acting attorney general,” Lougy said. “I vow to advance the department’s great work, especially by building upon the important relationships of trust that we’ve developed with our community partners, law enforcement colleagues and stakeholders, and continuing to collaborate with them to make our cities and neighborhoods safer.”
Hoffman, the acting attorney general since 2013, left the administration to become senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers University.