The Investigations Division detects and uncovers misconduct, abuse and waste at all levels of New Jersey government by investigating the mismanagement of public funds and the performance of government officers, employees and programs.

Noelle Maloney, Director, Investigations Division

Noelle Maloney brings investigative and policy experience from more than a dozen years of public service to her oversight of the Investigations Division. She leads a team of investigators and attorneys who detect and uncover public official misconduct and abuse of public funds at all levels of government.

Ms. Maloney most recently served as Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she oversaw investigations and audits of the agency’s operations and programs, including allegations of waste in agency contracting. As Senior Counsel at the SEC, Ms. Maloney drafted regulations and policy, served as counsel to the staff and successfully represented the agency in litigation.

Ms. Maloney previously served as Director of Public Information and Policy at the U.S. Peace Corps, where she had oversight and supervisory responsibility for the evaluation of agency policy and procedures. Before that, she served as a supervisory management analyst at the National Institutes of Health, where she analyzed agency policy and served as a legal advisor to the Office of the Director. 

Ms. Maloney graduated from Rutgers University Law School in 1997, and clerked for Hon. Donald A. Smith, Jr. She obtained her B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994.