“Real prosecutors do not seek to simply to do what’s expedient, self-serving, or self-aggrandizing,” Honig wrote in his 2021 book, Hatchet Man. “Real prosecutors take the job – with all its attendant rewards, challenges, and sacrifices – to do things right.”
The former federal and state prosecutor, Honig served as director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice from 2012 through 2018, where he oversaw a staff of over 500 law enforcement professionals, including prosecutors, detectives, analysts and support staff. Prior to that, Honig worked for eight years as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he successfully prosecuted over 100 mafia members, which he documents in his “Up Against the Mob” podcast.
The proud Metuchen native currently serves as a CNN senior legal analyst where you can catch him virtually every day offering his insight and expertise, often broadcasting from his home in the Brainy Boro.
Honig, a Rutgers alum, also serves as executive director of the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communications, which focuses on issues of criminal justice, policing and intelligence gathering. The Institute’s goal is to help build relationships between law enforcement officials and community leaders.