Skip to main navigationSkip to News Headlines
Global Navigation
Office of The Attorney General
The State of New Jersey Office of The Attorney General (Dept. of Law & Public Safety) The State of New Jersey NJ Home Services A to Z Departments/Agencies OAG Frequently Asked Questions
OAG Home
OAG Contact
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Division of Consumer Affairs
Division of Criminal Justice
Division on Civil Rights
Division of Gaming Enforcement
Division of Highway Traffic Safety
Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
Juvenile Justice Commission
Division of Law
NJ Racing Commission
State Athletic Control Board
Division of NJ State Police
Victims of Crime Compensation Office
OPRA - Open Public Records Act
Non Profit Information
NJ Start NJ Start Vendor Guides Enroll in NJ Start
 
spacer
Attorney General First Assistant Attorney General
Executive Assistant Attorney General Counsel to the Attorney General Chief of Staff Director of Community Programming and Outreach Chief Diversity Officer
  Counsel to the Attorney General Biography
Peter Slocum

First Assistant Attorney General
 
 
Peter Slocum assumed the role of First Assistant Attorney General in August 2017. Slocum first began working with the Department as a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Law. There, Slocum worked directly with the Director of the Division and the Director’s leadership team on the top legal challenges facing the State, ranging from complex constitutional questions in federal court, to varied challenges to executive power, to legal issues arising after Superstorm Sandy, to a wide assortment of suits involving labor law, tort law, election law, condemnation, and mistaken imprisonment, among others. His work ran the gamut from serving as lead trial counsel to handling complex matters through the appellate process.

Slocum thereafter served as an Assistant Counsel to the Governor, where he oversaw legislative and regulatory affairs for the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Civil Service Commission, and the Division of Consumer Affairs. In that role Slocum also helped oversee all Open Public Records Act matters involving the Office of the Governor, and advised the Governor on wide-ranging issues of both state and federal law.

Slocum returned to the Department of Law & Public Safety in June 2016, where he served as Counsel to the Attorney General. Immediately prior to rejoining the Department, Slocum was an attorney in Lowenstein Sandler LLP’s national litigation department. There Slocum represented both public- and private-sector clients in state and federal court, with a focus on regulatory issues. Slocum’s work on behalf of clients included multi-district litigation, federal class actions, arbitrations, white collar criminal defense, business divorce, and novel issues of constitutional law. He also assisted clients with a wide array of regulatory and licensing issues, and conducted internal investigations.

Residing in Morris County with his wife, Slocum received his law degree magna cum laude from Seton Hall Law School, after which he clerked for Justice Barry T. Albin on the New Jersey Supreme Court. Slocum also holds an accounting degree magna cum laude from the Rutgers Business School. In 2016 Slocum was recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as being one of the New Leaders of the Bar. Slocum is licensed in New Jersey and New York, and is admitted to appear before the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.

     
  top  
 
 
OAG Home Attorney General's Biography
Attorney General's Biography
Executive Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General's MessageAsk the Attorney General
Contact OAGAbout OAG
OAG NewsOAG Frequently Asked Questions
OAG LibraryEmployment
OAG GrantsProposed Rules
OAG HistoryOAG Services A-Z
OAG Agencies / Programs / Units
Statutes
Highlights
View the 2012 OAG Annual Report
Attorney General's Diversity Council... Why Become a Deputy Attorney General?... Internship Opportunities with The Deparment... Volunteer Associates in Public Service...
OAG Social Media Properties OAG on Facebook Official NJ YouTube Channel OAG on Twitter OAG on Instagram
As of 3/1/08 Talking on a Hand-Held Phone or Texting while Driving is Against the Law in NJ
Report Crime Online or Call 866-TIPS-4CJ
NJ Prescription Drug Price Registry
NJ Sex Offender Registry
Know When Your Civil Rights Have Been Violated
Insurance Fraud? Call: 877-55-FRAUD
NJ Amber Alert Plan
   
Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Legal Statement | Accessibility Statement spacer
NJ Home Logo
spacer
Departmental: OAG Home | Contact OAG | About OAG | OAG News | OAG FAQs
Statewide: NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs
Copyright © State of New Jersey
This page is maintained by OAG Communications. Comments/Questions: email or call 609-292-4925