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Jeff Chiesa appointed New Jersey Attorney General

Jeff Chiesa is a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame

by Tom Hester Sr.
Publication: New Jersey Newsroom

December 12, 2011


Jeff Chiesa, chief counsel to the governor, will become the new attorney general, Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday. Chiesa joined the administration in January 2010 after a role on Christie’s transition team. He was previously a partner at the law firm of Wolff & Samson.

Commenting on Chiesa, Christie said, “I am honored that Jeff has agreed to bring his extensive legal and law enforcement experience and no-nonsense approach to lead our state’s law enforcement efforts. Jeff has long been a close, trusted advisor and friend who has always put his duties and responsibilities first with considerable talent and integrity. I have no doubt that he will build on Paula Dow’s record of success in leading the Department of Law and Public Safety.”  Prior to joining Wolff & Samson, Chiesa worked for Christie in the U.S.

Attorney’s Office in Newark from 2002 to 2009, last serving as the executive assistant U.S. attorney. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned his degree in business administration in accounting. He earned his law degree from Catholic University of America.