|Lora Fong joined the Office of the Attorney General in December 2016 as an Assistant Attorney General, serving in the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer of the Department of Law & Public Safety. She has extensive experience as a litigator in federal and state courts, as a partner with the law firm of Brown, Moskowitz & Kallen, and previously having practiced at Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis and at Sills Cummis & Gross. Fong has also held in-house counsel positions in both publicly traded and privately held corporations as well as in an entrepreneurial setting. She has advised numerous clients – including Fortune 500 companies – on implementing diversity and inclusion programs.
Fong has demonstrated a career-long commitment to promoting equal opportunity, fundamental civil rights and a culture of inclusion within and beyond the workplace. In addition to counselling business clients, Fong has led diversity initiatives in the legal profession, including through the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she co-chaired the Diversity Committee; the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, where she serves as a Co-Chief Diversity Officer; and the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, where she is a past president. Fong has also served as a member of the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Fong’s record of community service includes having served as a member of the Board of Governors, and prior to that, the Board of Trustees of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She was a member of the board of education in her community, and has volunteered as counsel to various non-profits, such as the New Jersey chapters of the Organization of Chinese Americans and the Women’s Political Caucus. Fong has served on numerous New Jersey Supreme Court committees, including Women in the Courts, and the Committee on Character.
Fong earned her law degree from Rutgers School of Law – Newark, and her B.A. in Political Science from Douglass College at Rutgers University. She is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, New York and in the U.S. District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York.