Paul B. Matey ’01 was sworn in as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals
for the Third Circuit in March. Before donning the robe, Judge Matey was a partner
at Lowenstein Sandler, where he practiced complex commercial litigation and criminal
defense. He has also served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
at University Hospital in Newark, as well as Deputy Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor
Chris Christie ’87, and Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
As a federal prosecutor, Judge Matey received the prestigious Director’s Award for
Superior Performance from the United States Department of Justice. Formerly, he practiced
with Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick representing clients in trial and appellate
litigation. After graduating from Seton Hall Law, Judge Matey clerked for the Honorable
Robert E. Cowen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the
Honorable John C. Lifland of the United States District Court for the District of
Judge Matey earned his J.D. summa cum laude and served as Editor-in- Chief of the
Seton Hall Law Review. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton.
“My years at Seton Hall Law taught me an unwavering respect for the rule of law and
instilled a commitment to public service,” says Judge Matey. “The Catholic values
of integrity, loyalty, and engagement inspired me as a student, challenged me to do
more as an attorney, and ground me in my judicial service. I am honored to be a member
of the Seton Hall Law family.”
Judge Matey’s confirmation continues the high-level Presidential nominations and appointments
of recent Seton Hall Law alumni: Craig Carpenito ’00 was named as U.S. Attorney for
the District of New Jersey and Jay Town ’98 was named as U.S. Attorney for the Northern
District of Alabama.