Roseland, NJ – January 27, 2014 – Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced that Matthew Boxer will rejoin the firm as a partner and chair of its Corporate Investigations and Integrity practice.  Boxer received universal praise for his thorough and fair investigatory work and leadership skills while serving as New Jersey’s first State Comptroller from 2008 to 2014.  At Lowenstein Sandler, Mr. Boxer will represent private clients and government agencies in government and internal investigations.  Prior to entering government service, Boxer had been with Lowenstein Sandler from 1997 to 2001. 

During his six-year term as New Jersey State Comptroller, Boxer earned an unsurpassed reputation for integrity based on the effective, energetic and evenhanded manner in which he represented New Jersey taxpayers.  During his term, the Office of the State Comptroller issued more than 50 reports on investigations of waste and fraud in New Jersey government, including reports concerning the state pension system, the school lunch program, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and Hurricane Sandy clean-up.  Marked by their professionalism and impartiality, Boxer’s audits touched all levels of state, county, and local government and produced a body of work that recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for the citizens of New Jersey while preventing the outlay of hundreds of millions more in wasteful spending. 

♦ Read the Philadelphia Inquirer’s January 25 editorial about Boxer:

♦ Read the Newark Star Ledger’s January 17 editorial:

♦ Read the Trenton Times’ December 26, 2013 editorial:

♦ Read Newark Star Ledger’s July 28, 2013 profile:

♦ And please view a 02:18-long video of Boxer here, speaking about his experience as Comptroller and his decision to join Lowenstein Sandler:

“We are thrilled that Matt has chosen to return to our firm, bringing to our clients his deep experience with the investigatory process,” said Gary M. Wingens, Lowenstein Sandler’s chairman and managing partner. “Matt has earned an impeccable reputation for fair-mindedness and integrity through his impressive career in government and public service.”

Boxer, 43, was appointed as New Jersey’s first independent state comptroller in January 2008 to conduct audits, investigations and performance reviews at all levels of New Jersey government, and served in the cabinets of two Governors. Prior to his appointment as state comptroller, Boxer directed the State Authorities Unit from 2006 to 2008, where he developed new regulations concerning ethics and procurement reform that led to greater transparency and efficiency at New Jersey’s 58 independent state authorities.

As a federal prosecutor from 2001 to 2006, Boxer served in the terrorism unit, the criminal division and the special prosecutions division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While there, he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of numerous public officials on corruption charges. Among them were the “Monmouth 11,” a group that included three sitting mayors, four sitting councilmen and a police commissioner, making it one of the largest single-day corruption takedowns in state history.

Boxer began his career as a law clerk for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Gary S. Stein and then for U.S. District Court Judge Jerome B. Simandle. He then spent four years as an attorney with Lowenstein Sandler, where he litigated criminal and complex civil cases with an emphasis on securities fraud.  Boxer earned his J.D. from Columbia University and his B.A. from Princeton University.

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