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Attorney General's Biography Zulima V. Farber
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Zulima V. Farber was sworn in as New Jersey Attorney General on January 30, 2006. The state’s first Hispanic Attorney General, Farber brings to the position more than 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer in both state and federal courts, as well as an extensive background in government administration.

When Governor Jon S. Corzine nominated her to become Attorney General, she was a senior partner at the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler, which she joined in 1981. At Lowenstein Sandler, her practice concentrated on commercial litigation, administrative law, health care litigation, employment law and attorney ethics.

Her previous experience in state government includes serving as Public Defender and Public Advocate from 1992 to 1994 in the cabinet of Governor James J. Florio. She also served as Assistant Counsel to Governor Brendan T. Byrne from 1978 to 1981.

From 1975 to 1978 she was an assistant prosecutor in Bergen County, dealing with all manner of criminal prosecutions and serving as Chief of the prosecutor’s Grand Jury Section and Assistant Chief of the Trial Section.

Farber is a member, and former chairperson, of the New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She also serves on the New Jersey Commission to Review Criminal Sentencing. During the gubernatorial transition, she served as co-chair of Governor Corzine’s Ethics Advisory Group, a bipartisan group principally charged with implementing the Governor’s ethics agenda.

She has served on a number of New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committees, including the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, the Committee on Criminal Rules and the Committee on Evidence Rules.

In 1971, Ms. Farber was admitted to Rutgers Law School-Newark, where she became a founding member of the Association of Latin American Law Students and also served as the association’s vice president. She received her JD from Rutgers in 1974. Ms. Farber received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montclair State University. She also studied at the University of Madrid, Spain. Attorney General Farber was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1974 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1983.


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