|I am deeply honored and humbled to be chosen by Governor Christie to serve as Acting Attorney General. I want to thank the Governor for this opportunity, and for his confidence and faith in me. I look forward to continuing with the many excellent anti-crime, consumer protection and other initiatives our department launched under the outstanding leadership of former Attorney General Chiesa, and to identifying and meeting the public safety and litigation challenges of tomorrow. Working together with a strong and experienced leadership team, it will be my privilege to vigorously pursue all aspects of the Department of Law and Public Safety mission, and to uphold the commitment to excellence that has been our hallmark.
Acting Attorney General Hoffman most recently served as New Jersey’s Executive Assistant Attorney General under former Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa.
A resident of the Marlton section of Evesham Township, Hoffman previously served as Director of the Division of Investigations for the State Comptroller’s Office.
Prior to 2010, Hoffman served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. In his role as a federal prosecutor, Hoffman focused primarily on economic and white collar criminal prosecutions. From 1996 through 2004, he served as Trial Attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He also worked in private practice for the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in Washington, D.C.
Hoffman received his undergraduate degree in 1987 from Colgate University, and his law degree in 1992 from the Duke University School of Law.
In 1992-93 he served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow on the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo in Japan, and from 1993-94, he served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Al Engel on the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
While at the State Comptroller’s Office, Hoffman managed a Division of attorneys and special investigators responsible for investigating and reporting on issues of fraud, abuse, waste and corruption within state and municipal government, resulting in the issuance of multiple reports and guidance letters.
In his role as Executive Assistant Attorney General, Hoffman oversaw the operations of the Divisions of Law and Gaming Enforcement, the Racing Commission, and the Offices of Homeland Security and Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (civil), focusing primarily on complex civil, administrative and regulatory matters.
He guided Department of Law and Public Safety Directors, senior in-house lawyers, outside counsel and investigators in developing strategic approaches to handling a docket of more than 10,000 cases in state and federal court involving commercial disputes, as well as healthcare, securities, tax, consumer protection, environmental, education financing, housing, and other complex multi-party and multi-state enforcement matters. He also served as Acting Attorney General for all civil cases for which the Attorney General was recused including, but not limited to, multi-billion dollar environmental litigation, health care fraud settlements and charitable trust oversight.