Larkins, 39, leads a staff responsible for conducting audits, investigations and performance reviews at all levels of New Jersey government. The office audits government finances, examines the efficiency of government programs, investigates misconduct by government officers, scrutinizes the legality of government contracts and recovers improperly expended Medicaid funds.
Prior to joining the office, Larkins served since 2010 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA), where he was responsible for the management and implementation of the state’s school construction program throughout New Jersey.
Larkins previously served in various capacities as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he held positions of Acting First Assistant United States Attorney, Executive Assistant United States Attorney and Acting Counsel to the United States Attorney. Throughout, Larkins was involved in the oversight and management of all operations of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and supervised a number of units including as Acting Chief of the Terrorism Unit and Chief of the Government Fraud Unit. He prosecuted public corruption cases in the Special Prosecutions Division and narcotics cases in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Larkins began his legal career as a law clerk to the now retired Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr., the first African-American Justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, while Judge Greenaway sat on the District Court. In 1999, he was accepted into the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division for a little over three years, specializing in domestic and international narcotics prosecutions.
Larkins spent his early childhood in Newark, New Jersey and was raised in Irvington, New Jersey. He currently resides in Millstone Township. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.