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Paul T. Weinstein
New York Commissioner

Paul Weinstein was an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York between 1989 and 2007, serving in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions. During that time he prosecuted and commenced civil racketeering proceedings against numerous members of criminal enterprises and the enterprises themselves. The matters he led and supervised included the prosecution of leaders of New York/New Jersey-based organized crime families operating at critical points of international shipping and commerce in the United States, including in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Weinstein also served in a number of supervisory capacities in the Eastern District, including as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, with the responsibility for the operation of the over 100-Attorney Division, encompassing supervision of the Business and Securities Fraud, Money Laundering, Public Integrity and Organized Crime Sections of the Office.

Mr. Weinstein currently is a partner with Emmet, Marvin & Martin LLP, a Manhattan law firm. His practice is focused on white collar criminal defense and investigations and complex civil matters, including commercial, corporate trust, securities, trusts and estates and real property disputes. Mr. Weinstein also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School for a number of years, teaching courses on white collar crime and legal writing and advocacy.



Michael Murphy



Michael Murphy
New Jersey Commissioner

Michael Murphy is the former Prosecutor of Morris County, where he began the Bias Crimes Unit and structured the countyís first Human Relations Commission. In 1992, at the request of then U.S. Attorney Michael Chertoff, Mr. Murphy was deputized as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and successfully prosecuted Arthur and Irene Seale for the highly publicized kidnapping and murder of Exxon executive Sidney Reso. In 1994, working closely with the U.S. Department of State and the Jordanian government, he secured the conviction of Mohammed Abequa, a Morris County resident who murdered his wife, kidnapped his children, and fled to his native Jordan to escape justice.

Mr. Murphy has served as President of the New Jersey Prosecutors Association, and has chaired the Associationís Legislative Committee. He is the past Chairman of the Garden State Preservation Trust, and was both the Chairman and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Policy Center of New Jersey.

A graduate of Georgetown University and Seton Hall University School of Law with nearly forty years of practice, Mr. Murphy has served as a municipal attorney, municipal prosecutor, county prosecutor and public defender. In private practice, he specialized in the areas of land use, corporate litigation, products liability and white collar defense. He also served in the United States Merchant Marine, and through his service as a mariner, he developed a firsthand appreciation for the critical role the waterfront plays in the economy of the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and beyond.

Mr. Murphy has been involved in politics since the first gubernatorial campaign of his stepfather, two-term New Jersey Governor and Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes, and was candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1997. Currently a Visiting Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Mr. Murphy has been called upon to appear as a guest commentator on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNBC, MSNBC, My 9, Fox, TruTV, NJN, New 12 NJ and other cable and radio outlets.


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