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Acting Attorney General Dow Swears in Marc Ferzan as Executive Assistant Attorney General

Alum Marc Ferzan '92 in Office of NJ Attorney General Website, January 22, 2010

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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 Attorney General.

“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 for them.”

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. Attorney.

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.