The United States Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nomination of Seton Hall Law School alumnus Paul Matey, 2001, to the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit.
Matey is currently a partner in white collar criminal defense litigation at Roseland-based Lowenstein Sandler.
Prior to Lowenstein Sandler, Matey was part of the executive leadership team at University Hospital in Newark serving as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.
He was previously also deputy chief counsel to New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, 1987; served as Assistant United States Attorney in New Jersey; and was an associate with Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel.
Sitting on the Third Circuit will be a homecoming of sorts for Matey, who clerked with the Judge Robert Cowen on that court after clerking on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for Judge John Lifland.
“Paul’s confirmation to Third Circuit is one of the highest honors an attorney can receive,” Seton Hall Law Dean Kathleen Boozang said in a statement, noting he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and graduated summa cum laude. “I remember well that even as a student Paul sought excellence and intellectual engagement. The faculty and deans knew him as a partner in the academic enterprise. He since has had a career comprising a great breadth of legal experiences that prepare him well for the federal judiciary.”