Charles McKenna has joined Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP as partner in its white collar criminal defense and investigations practice.
McKenna is the former chief counsel to Gov. Chris Christie and executive assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.
He joins Riker Danzig from his post as general counsel and managing director of investigative services firm Renaissance Associates’ New Jersey office. There, he was consulted on all investigations and responsible for all legal matters. Prior to that, he was chief executive at the State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority.
McKenna spent nearly two decades in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark, from 1991 to 2010, where he investigated and prosecuted crimes including terrorism, insurance fraud, RICO violations, labor racketeering, political corruption and money laundering.