Provided by Jeffrey Chiesa
Jeffrey Chiesa rejoined the firm in November 2013 following his service as United States Senator for New Jersey. Mr. Chiesa, an experienced litigator with an impressive background in both the public and private sectors, practices in the firm's Litigation, Corporate Internal Investigations and Monitoring, and White Collar Criminal Defense Groups.
In June 2013, Governor Chris Christie appointed Mr. Chiesa to serve in the United States Senate following the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg. During his time in the Senate, Mr. Chiesa served on the U.S. Senate committees on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Commerce, Science and Transportation and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. While on the Homeland Security Committee, Mr. Chiesa worked to improve information sharing among federal agencies following the bombing at the Boston Marathon and continued his work to combat and raise awareness of human trafficking. Mr. Chiesa also cast important votes on cabinet and judicial nominees, immigration and the nation's debt ceiling.
At the time of his appointment to the United States Senate, Mr. Chiesa was serving as New Jersey's 59th Attorney General. Governor Christie nominated Mr. Chiesa to be New Jersey's Attorney General in December 2011, and the New Jersey Senate unanimously confirmed him in January 2012. As Attorney General, Mr. Chiesa was New Jersey's chief law enforcement officer and had primary regulatory responsibility for the state's casino, gaming and alcohol beverage industries. Additionally, Mr. Chiesa served as the state's chief legal advisor and had statewide responsibility for the enforcement of the state's consumer protection laws. Mr. Chiesa's achievements as Attorney General included leading the state's public safety efforts following Superstorm Sandy, bringing significant corruption and gang prosecutions, combating human trafficking, creating safeguards to address prescription drug abuse, and helping to lead Governor Christie's efforts to strengthen New Jersey's criminal laws to protect its most vulnerable citizens.
The Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Chiesa focuses on the representation of corporations and institutions facing federal investigations. Clients may benefit from his prior experience as US Senator for New Jersey.
"He has been able to leverage his experience as a former New Jersey Attorney General, Senator and federal prosecutor to provide nuanced and insightful advice to our clients. He is furthermore a skilled lawyer willing to roll up his sleeves, learn the facts, interview the witnesses, and engage with client and government stakeholders." "Jeff is a highly skilled lawyer with a wealth of legal experience."