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.