Peter C. Harvey, Former Attorney General of New Jersey, Joins Patterson Belknap

March 20, 2006

The firm is pleased to announce that Peter C. Harvey, the immediate past Attorney General of New Jersey, has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Harvey was the first African-American to serve as New Jersey's Attorney General. Prior to becoming Attorney General in June 2003, Mr. Harvey served as First Assistant Attorney General and the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice.

The New Jersey Law Journal named Mr. Harvey "Lawyer of the Year" for 2003. In May 2005, Ebony magazine recognized him as one of the "100 Most Influential Black Americans."

Patterson Belknap Chair Gregory L. Diskant stated, "We are very pleased to welcome Peter to the firm. He has a deep understanding of and insight into many of the critical issues that our clients and communities face today."

Mr. Harvey is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Morgan State University. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Harvey was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and was in private practice prior to joining the Attorney General's Office.