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Attorney General's Executive Leadership Team

The Attorney General oversees the Department of Law & Public Safety with the support of his executive leadership team. The team advises the Attorney General on legal, policy, and administrative matters and assists with the day-to-day supervision of the Department’s divisions and initiatives.

Andrew Bruck
First Assistant Attorney General
Jen Davenport
Principal Law Enforcement Advisor
Christopher Edwards
Executive Assistant Attorney General
Jonathan Garelick
Chief of Staff
Melanie Armstronog
Senior Counsel to the Attorney General
Matthew Berns
Senior Counsel to the Attorney General
Jeremy Feigenbaum
State Solicitor
Stephan Finkel
Director of Legislative Affairs
Steven Barnes
Director of Communications
Bryn Whittle
Director of Community Engagement
Lora Fong
Chief Diversity Officer
Elizabeth Ruebman
Special Advisor for Victim Services
Lisa Brown
Counsel to the Attorney General
Christina Broderick
Counsel to the Attorney General
Kirstin Krueger
Counsel to the Attorney General
Keshav Poddar
Counsel to the Attorney General

Matthew Berns

Senior Counsel to the Attorney General

Matthew Berns is an Assistant Attorney General, with the title of Senior Counsel to the Attorney General. In that role, Matt helps coordinate the Departmentís affirmative civil enforcement and policy initiatives, and provides oversight for the Division on Civil Rights, the Division of Consumer Protection, and the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (NJ CARES). Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, he spent three years at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he served as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division. Matt previously worked as an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington and clerked for Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Law Journal.

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