February 13, 2012 Attorney General Jeffrey
S. Chiesa swore in veteran litigator Christopher
S. Porrino as Director of the Division of
44, left his position at Lowenstein Sandler
PC, one of the state’s largest law
firms, to take this post. He has co-lead
the firm’s 100-attorney Litigation
Department, and served as a member of
Lowenstein Sandler’s Board of Directors
and Operating Committee.
addition to his roles in management, Porrino
has represented public and private businesses
and individual clients in a wide array
of civil, criminal and regulatory disputes
involving securities, banking, insurance,
tax, antitrust, real estate and environmental
matters, among others. Porrino also has
extensive experience in conducting internal
investigations for businesses faced with
allegations of wrongdoing or suspected
wrongdoing by insiders.
to entering private practice, Porrino
served as a law clerk to then Magistrate
Judge Freda L. Wolfson, U.S. District
Judge for the District of New Jersey.
graduated from Lehigh University in 1989
with a Bachelor of Arts, and received
a Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall
University School of Law in 1992. He is
admitted to the bars of the State of New
Jersey, the State of New York, the U.S.
District Court for the District of New
Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of New York, and the
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.
is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s
Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges.
in Teaneck and raised in Fort Lee and
Englewood Cliffs, Porrino currently resides
in Union County with his wife, Christina
Shenouda, and their two children.