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Governor Murphy Announces Nomination of Tracy Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

03/26/2021

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced his nomination of Tracy Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. Thompson has led the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in an acting capacity since March 2018. Her nomination, which will be formally submitted during the next Senate quorum, will go to the State Senate for their advice and consent.

“I am proud to nominate Tracy to serve as the state’s insurance fraud prosecutor permanently,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “For the last three years, she has relentlessly protected New Jersey residents from insurance fraud schemes. I know that she will continue to serve our state honorably and I look forward to her confirmation by the Senate.”

“I am honored by this opportunity to continue my career serving the people of the state of New Jersey,” said Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy Thompson. “I want to thank Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal for entrusting me with the tremendous responsibility to coordinate public and private anti-insurance fraud efforts; protect New Jersey's residents from insurance fraud schemes; and enforce some of the toughest insurance fraud laws in the country.  It is a privilege to lead New Jersey’s efforts to fight insurance fraud.”

“Tracy Thompson has dedicated 28 years of prosecutorial public service to the State of New Jersey and has served as a strong and capable leader throughout her tenure as Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor. I thank Governor Murphy for recognizing her outstanding work by nominating her for confirmation,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “As New Jersey celebrates Women’s History Month, we are proud to share this milestone moment with Tracy, who continues to educate, empower, and encourage the voices of all women through her achievements.” 

Thompson has served as Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor since March 2018, when she was appointed by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. In this position, Thompson supervises a staff of 100 who investigate and prosecute all types of insurance fraud, including health care, auto, Medicaid, disability, and workers’ compensation. This Office also coordinates the anti-fraud activities of the state and local investigating agencies and prosecutors.

She has worked for the Attorney General’s office for 20 years, having served as Counsel to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice and Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Justice. Thompson has served in several capacities in the Department of Law & Public Safety, including Deputy Director of the Office of Government Integrity; Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Fiscal Oversight; Special Assistant to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice; and in the Financial Crimes Unit. Thompson has also served as chair of the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force where she represented the Attorney General and worked with the National District Attorneys Association’s Human Trafficking Working Group. She also served as faculty to the National Attorneys General Trial & Research Institute and the NJ Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute.  

Prior to her service with the Attorney General’s office, Thompson was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office. During her nine-year tenure at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, Thompson headed the Domestic Violence Unit and prosecuted child abuse, sexual assault, arson and narcotics cases. 

Thompson received her law degree from Temple University School of Law and an undergraduate degree in African-American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.