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Craig Sashihara
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  Craig Sashihara was sworn in as Director of the Division on Civil Rights on November 2, 2011. His appointment was recommended by Attorney General Paula T. Dow and approved by the New Jersey Civil Rights Commission and Governor Chris Christie.  
  Sashihara began his career as a deputy attorney general for the State of New Jersey handling a broad array of legal issues ranging from superfund litigation to election law in state and federal courts. In 1997, he left the public sector to work on employment, civil rights, insurance coverage, and other forms of commercial litigation at one of the state’s largest law firms, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in Morristown and then Carroll, McNulty & Kull in Basking Ridge.  
  In 2003, Sashihara returned to the Attorney General’s Office where he handled a number of high profile matters and served in leadership roles under successive administrations.  He was subsequently named Director of the Department of Law & Public Safety’s Office of Equal Employment (EEO). When announcing his appointment as Director of the Division on Civil Rights, Attorney General Dow noted that in addition to demonstrating superior analytical skills and “an unyielding work ethic,” Sashihara had proven himself to be a “top-notch manager.”  In particular, she recognized that as Director of the EEO unit, he oversaw all aspects of the Department’s anti-discrimination efforts and increased the unit’s productivity despite working with a reduced work force.  
Sashihara received a B.S. from Boston University’s College of Communication and his J.D. from Villanova University Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review.  He lives with his wife and children in Somerset County.
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