Government Service

As Attorney General of New Jersey, Mr. Harvey’s work included:

  • directly managed and enforced compliance by the New Jersey State Police with U.S. Department of Justice Consent Decree;
  • negotiated the two largest securities settlement payments in New Jersey history concerning insider trading and market timing cases;
  • acted as one of the lead Attorneys General in several multistate securities fraud settlements; and
  • restructured the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, resulting in the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud’s naming it the No. 1 insurance fraud prosecution office in the nation.

Mr. Harvey managed an Attorney General’s Office of 9,600 employees in 10 separate divisions and a budget of approximately $1 billion. He had principal responsibility for coordinating New Jersey’s homeland security strategy for both law enforcement and the private sector as Chairman of the cabinet-level New Jersey Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force. He was one of six Attorneys General that met regularly with the U.S. Attorney General and senior U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss various national law enforcement policy issues. Mr. Harvey continues to be connected to issues upon which state Attorneys General are focused through his participation in the National Association of Attorneys General and his close association with present and former Attorneys General.

Mr. Harvey served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey where he tried cases involving financial fraud, organized crime and bank robbery. Upon graduation from Law School, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.