Paul Matey was sworn in to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit late Friday.
Matey was formerly a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Livingston in the White Collar Criminal Defense and Litigation practice groups. He joined the firm in September of last year.
Matey, born in Edison, graduated from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 2001. He then clerked for Judge John Lifland on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and for Judge Robert Cowen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the position he now holds).
After working as an associate at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick LLC in Washington, D.C., Matey joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey, working for then-U.S. Attorney Chris Christie.
When Christie became governor, Matey worked in numerous positions in his administration, including deputy chief counsel, working for a time with Chris Porrino, the former attorney general who now works at Lowenstein Sandler.
Matey left to become general counsel for University Hospital in Newark in 2015, a position he held until he joined Lowenstein Sandler.