Christie Nominates Porrino for AG

Chief Counsel Chris Porrino at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Chief Counsel Chris Porrino at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie today nominated former chief counsel Christopher Porrino for the office of attorney general.

A Bergen County native, Porrino served as partner and vice-chair of the litigation department at Lowenstein Sandler from 2004 until 2012. He became Director of the Division of Law at the New Jersey Attorney General’s office in 2012. He became Christie’s chief counsel in 2014 and rejoined Lowenstein Sandler in 2015.

If approved by the senate, Porrino would replace Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy.

“I look forward to Chris Porrino’s swift confirmation by the senate,” said Christie, who described working with Porrino as one of the most gratifying aspects of his tenure.

If confirmed, Porrino would be on the job for 18 months or until the end of the Christie Administration.