TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The state of New Jersey announced that Christopher S. Porrino has been sworn in as Acting New Jersey Attorney General at a private ceremony held at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.
“I am deeply honored and humbled to be chosen by Gov. (Chris) Christie to serve as acting attorney general,” Porrino said in a statement. “I want to thank the governor again for this enormous opportunity and for his confidence and faith in me. I look forward to continuing the many important initiatives our department launched under the outstanding leadership of former Acting Attorney’s General John Hoffman and Robert Lougy…”
Gov. Chris Christie nominated Porrino on June 16 and Porrino will now serve as acting attorney general until confirmed by the state Senate.
Prior to this appointment, Porrino led the national litigation practice at Lowenstein Sandler, representing business and individual clients in criminal, civil and regulatory matters. From January 2014 to July 2015, Porrino was chief counsel for Gov. Christie. In this role, Christie had broad responsibility that included overseeing appointments and legislative matters. Porrino graduated from Lehigh University and earned a law degree at Seton Hall University School of Law.