TRENTON – Acting Attorney
General Paula T. Dow swore in Marc Ferzan
as Executive Assistant Attorney General on
Wednesday at the Hughes Justice Complex.
Ferzan was a Deputy Chief
of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s
Office for the District of New Jersey. Gov.
Chris Christie named Ferzan to the position
of Executive Assistant on Dec. 15, when he
announced the appointment of Dow as the new
“The Attorney General’s
Office will benefit tremendously from Marc
Ferzan’s intelligence and breadth of
experience, which includes handling securities
and tax matters for the SEC and Department
of Justice in Washington, and overseeing prosecutions
of white collar crime as deputy chief of the
Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s
Office,” said Acting Attorney General
Dow. “He is eminently qualified to address
the many complex issues facing this office.”
“I thank Governor Christie
for this honor,” said Ferzan. “I
look forward to working with General Dow,
and with our many government and law enforcement
partners, to serve the people of New Jersey.
We have a real opportunity to make a difference
Ferzan joined the U.S. Attorney’s
Office for the District of New Jersey in August
2001. During his tenure as an Assistant U.S.
Attorney, he held various leadership positions,
including Chief of the Commercial Crimes Unit,
Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division focusing
on white collar crimes, Acting Deputy U.S.
Attorney and Acting Executive Assistant U.S.
Before joining the U.S Attorney’s Office,
Ferzan served as a trial attorney with the
Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice,
and as a Senior Counsel with the Enforcement
Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission. He also spent time in private
practice at law firms in New York and Philadelphia.
Ferzan received his undergraduate
degree in 1989 from Rutgers College in New
Brunswick, and his law degree in 1992 from
Fordham University School of Law. During more
than 15 years in public service, Ferzan has
received numerous awards and recognitions
for investigations and prosecutions of economic
crimes, including banking, securities, healthcare
and tax fraud cases.