Monmouth Co. outgoing attorney launches ’boutique law firm’
MONMOUTH COUNTY – Following his resignation from his post as Monmouth County District Attorney, Christopher Gramiccioni decided to set up a private practice specializing in white collar crime and internal and government investigations, among other areas.
Alongside his wife Deborah, Gramiccioni, 48, this month launched Kingston Coventry LLC. It is a “full-service” practice based in both Parsippany and Manasquan that will be able to serve clients nationwide, according to a press release.
The resignation of the prosecutor has been effective since June 1.
Chris and Deborah first met while they were federal prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark, where Chris was responsible for trying cases in the Public Corruption and Terrorism divisions and Deb oversaw her unit. commercial crimes.
When Chris was given the post of Chief Monmouth County Attorney and Chief Law Enforcement Officer in 2012, Deb then oversaw fraud cases at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, headed the criminal justice division of the attorney general, holding the post of chief policy. and director of authorities for former governor Chris Christie and later as deputy executive director of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority. She has also presided over cases as a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court.
The company is named after the streets in which each of the two grew up, according to the Asbury Park Press (Christopher grew up on Kingston Road in Baltimore, Deborah resided on Coventry Road in Livingston).
“I believe that my multidimensional leadership experience will provide Kingston Coventry with a unique range of capabilities, enabling us to deliver superior service to a broad customer base,” Deb said in a statement.
Gramiccioni submitted his letter of resignation on April 30 to Governor Phil Murphy. He was acting county attorney for four years before the government of the day. Chris Christie appointed him for a five-year term as county attorney in 2016. It was not immediately clear whether Murphy, a Democrat, would reappoint Gramiccioni, a Republican, when his term expires.
In New Jersey, county attorneys are the primary law enforcement officials in a given county, are appointed by the governor for a five-year term, and must be confirmed by the state senate.
“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as this beautiful county’s attorney and law enforcement chief for most of the past decade,” Gramiccioni wrote in his letter. “I am truly grateful to you and Governor Christie for the support your administrations have shown to our law enforcement community.”
Prior to joining the MCPO, Gramiccioni served as Legal Counsel for the US Navy, Special Assistant United States Attorney in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He is also a member of the bars of New Jersey, New York, Maryland and the District of Columbia, administrator of the 200 Club of Monmouth County and the Monmouth County Human Relations Committee.
“My military experience is something I am most proud of, and my international service allows me to offer a more nuanced global perspective to problem solving,” he said in a statement.