The U.S. Senate approved Paul Fishman's nomination for U.S. Attorney for New Jersey tonight.
Fishman, who was approved by unanimous consent, succeeds Chris Christie and will take over the responsibility of leading the office from Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra.
Fishman is a former U.S. Attorney and senior advier to the Attorney General between 1994 and 1997, according to his law firm bio.
“New Jersey is getting a first rate U.S. Attorney who will serve our state and nation well,” said U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-Clffside Park), who championed Fishman early in the process. “Paul Fishman has the integrity, experience and judgment necessary to keep all New Jersey residents and communities safe and bring criminals to justice.”
Fishman issued the following statement:
“I am delighted and look forward to getting to work. I am very grateful to Senator Lautenberg and Senator Menendez for their confidence and their support.”