For Fishman, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Is ‘Dream Job’
By Mary Jacoby | June 14, 2022 9:22 pm

Paul Fishman (Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman)

Paul Fishman (Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman)

The Star-Ledger has a profile of Paul Fishman, nominated by President Obama to be the next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. ”This is his dream job,” Harlan Levy, a Manhattan lawyer , told the newspaper. Read it here.

If confirmed, Fishman would succeed Chris Christie, who is now the Republican nominee for governor. From the story:

Unlike Christie — who had no prosecuting experience when he took office — Fishman spent more than a decade as a prosecutor. He began at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey in 1983 and ran its criminal division from 1989 to 1991. Under U.S. Attorney Michael Chertoff, Fishman was the office’s second-highest-ranking official and responsible for its day-to-day operations.

Interesting footnote: Christie has never stood before a jury to prosecute a crime. He had no prosecuting experience before Bush appointed him U.S. Attorney in 2002. And he never personally tried a case in his six years as U.S. Attorney.

Read Fishman’s bio here.


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