Supremely Qualified

Bruce Harris And Phillip Kwon Will Bring Depth And Breadth Of Experience To Supreme Court And Deserve Senator Sweeney’s Promised “Expedited” Hearings

Senate President Steve Sweeney Promised An “Expedited Process In 2012, Holding Hearings For Christie’s Nominees In Sufficient Time To Have Them Seated By March Of 2012, If Confirmed.” (Kevin McArdle, “Diversity And NJ’s Surpreme Court,” NJ 101.5, 11/3/11)

 

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner

Justice Jaynee LaVecchia

Justice Barry Albin

Justice Helen Hoens

Justice Anne Patterson

Phillip Kwon

Bruce Harris

Days Awaiting Confirmation:

17 Days

4 Days

64 Days

32 Days

420 Days

9 Days And Counting

9Days And Counting

Age At Nomination:

46

45

50

52

51

44

61

Party Affiliation:

Democrat

Independent

Democrat

Republican

Republican

Independent

Republican

Education:

Princeton, summa cum laude

Douglass College

Rutgers University

College of William and Mary

Dartmouth, magna cum laude

Georgetown University

Amherst College, magna cum laude

Harvard Law, cum laude

Rutgers Law

Cornell Law

Georgetown Law, cum laude

Cornell Law

Rutgers Law

M.B.A, Boston University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yale Law

Clerkship:

U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Judge Dickinson Debevoise

 

 

U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge John Gibbons

 

U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Judge Harold Ackerman

 

Judicial Experience:

 

Director & Chief Administrative Law Judge,
Office of Administrative Law,
1989 – 1994

 

Judge,
Superior Court,
1994 – 2006

 

 

 

Government Experience:

Attorney General,
Office Of The Attorney General,
2006 – 2007

Director, Division of Law,
Department of Law and Public Safety,
1994 – 1998

Assistant Prosecutor, Passaic and Middlesex Counties,
1978 – 1982

 

Deputy Attorney General & Special Assistant To The Attorney General,
Office Of The Attorney General,
1989 - 1992

First Assistant Attorney General,
Office Of The Attorney General
2010 – Present

 

 

Chief Counsel,
Office Of Governor Jon Corzine,
2006

 

Deputy Attorney General,
Division of Criminal Justice,
1976 – 1978

 

 

Deputy Chief – Criminal Division,
U.S. Attorney’s Office
1999 – 2010*

 

 

Chief – Criminal Division,
U.S. Attorney’s Office
1986 – 2006*

Deputy Chief Counsel,
Office Of Governor Thomas Kean*

 

 

 

 

 

Private Sector Legal Experience:

 

 

Partner,
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer,
1982 – 2002

Partner,
Lum, Hoens, Conant Danzis & Kleinberg

Partner,
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP,
1992 – 2011;
Associate,
1983 – 1989

Associate, Leboeuf, Lamb, Greene & Macrae
1994 – 1999

Counsel,
Greenberg, Traurig,
2005 – Present

 

 

 

Associate,
Pitney, Hardin

 

 

Counsel,
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland, Perretti, LLP,
1992 – 2005*

Public Service Experience:

 

Commissioner,
Department of Banking and Insurance,
1998 – 2000

 

 

 

 

Mayor,
Chatham Borough
2012; 
Council Member,
2004 – 2012

Private Sector Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manager,
AT&T,
1981 – 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manager,
New England Telephone Co.,
1973 – 1981

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