Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal appointed Tracy M. Thompson to serve as New Jersey’s Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in March 2018. In this position, Thompson supervises a staff of 100 who investigate and prosecute all types of insurance fraud, including health care, auto, Medicaid, disability, unemployment, and worker’s compensation. This Office also coordinates the anti-fraud activities of the state and local investigating agencies and prosecutors.
Thompson joined the Attorney General’s Office in 2001, serving as a Deputy Attorney General in the Division of Criminal Justice. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Prosecutor in the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office.
Within the Attorney General’s Office, Thompson most recently served as Counsel to the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice. In that role, she advised the Director on a broad range of law enforcement policy matters, oversaw the Division’s Litigation Academy, and served as a liaison between the Division and other governmental agencies. 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. 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.
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.
Thompson is serving in an acting capacity pending her formal nomination to the position by Governor Murphy, which is subject to the advice and consent of the State Senate.