Wilson to leave Governor’s Office for role at Lowenstein Sandler

McKenzie Wilson is expected to be the second top lawyer in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration to take a job with Lowenstein Sandler, when she joins the Roseland-based firm later this month.

Wilson, who currently serves as deputy chief counsel to Murphy, will join Matt Platkin at the firm. Platkin served as the governor’s chief counsel before joining Lowenstein Sandler last fall.

The New Jersey Globe first reported the news.

Wilson joined Murphy’s staff in January 2018 and became deputy chief counsel in October 2020 when Parimal Garg was elevated to chief counsel.  Wilson and Garg served as law clerks for Chief Justice Stuart Rabner in 2015-16.

Wilson is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School and was an associate at Proskauer Rose before joining Murphy’s staff in January 2018.