U.S. Attorney Heads to Seton Hall Law


After his recent resignation, now-former U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman didn’t have long to wait for a landing spot—and doesn’t have far to go.

Fishman’s first post-government job comes as a distinguished visiting fellow at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark. The position, which is not full-time, is official as of Friday.

“I got a call from the dean Sunday morning,” said Fishman, reached by phone. “It was a pretty easy question to answer.”

The move brings Fishman all of about seven blocks northward in Newark, from the Peter Rodino Federal Building on Broad Street to Seton Hall Law at One Newark Center, on Raymond Boulevard.

Fishman will be tasked with guest-lecturing, meeting informally with students, and serving as a keynote speaker for the school’s healthcare compliance program. The physical move takes place Friday. Fishman said he’ll spend “a fair bit of time” on campus, but the time commitment is still to be determined.

“This is an opportunity for me, while I’m exploring other options in the private sector, to keep my hand in issues that are important to me,” Fishman said, citing criminal justice reform, prisoner reentry and opioid addiction as such issues.

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