Matey, who had been senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at the Newark hospital since 2015, will join the Roseland-based firm in September. He was an assistant U.S. attorney from 2005 to 2009, then served in then-Gov. Christie’s administration from 2010 to 2015.
“We’re excited to add Paul’s wide range of health care and government experience to our growing white collar group,” Christopher Porrino, partner and chair of Lowenstein’s Litigation Department, said in a prepared statement. “I’ve been privileged to call Paul a trusted colleague and dear friend, and today I am thrilled to call him my partner. The public has benefited immensely from his brilliant legal mind and practical problem-solving ability, and now our clients will enjoy those benefits as well.”
Porrino worked with Matey in the Christie administration, where he served as attorney general and chief counsel.
“Whether serving as a federal prosecutor, aiding Gov. Christie or leading the legal team at University Hospital, I’ve always known Lowenstein Sandler’s unmatched reputation for excellence,” Matey said in a statement. “Working alongside so many of my former colleagues, and a valued friend and exceptional attorney like Chris, made joining the firm an easy choice.”
Matey was nominated for a federal judgeship by President Donald Trump earlier this year, but the confirmation process has not yet begun.
“We are very fortunate to have Paul as our partner,” Porrino added in an emailed statement to ROI-NJ, “and look forward supporting him during his judicial confirmation process.”
Matey has his J.D., summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law.
“Paul’s career has made him a smart, well-regarded lawyer in the white collar, health care and appellate arenas,” Michael B. Himmel, partner and chair of Lowenstein’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice, said in a statement. “He sees issues not only from the perspective of a top-notch attorney, but from that of a top-level business leader, as well.”