Matthew J. Platkin, partner in Lowenstein’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Business Litigation practices, has been named to NJBIZ’s 2021 Next Generation of Leaders roster.

The publication notes: “Platkin is … former chief counsel for Gov. Phil Murphy. Last year, he earned the Number 1 spot for the NJBIZ Law Power 50 and for good reason: he was heavily involved in crafting the executive orders outlining mask mandates and COVID-19 restrictions on businesses. That made him a key figure present at Murphy’s COVID-19 press briefings, when the state was in the grip of the pandemic. And practically anything coming out of the governor’s office went through Platkin at some point in the process — news releases, executive orders, negotiations and gubernatorial nominations. … At a law firm that has the ears of top movers and shakers in New Jersey politics and business, Platkin will continue to hold clout in decision-making throughout the state.”

Platkin represents clients in white collar matters and business disputes. His experience in the highest levels of New Jersey state government gives him a unique perspective and exemplary litigation, investigation, management, and strategic skills that he applies to a broad spectrum of corporate matters and individual clients.

As Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, he managed a team of over 20 lawyers in reviewing and approving all legislation and executive and administrative actions before the governor. In addition to reviewing actions taken by 20 departments and over 50 state authorities, he was responsible for supervising outside counsel on internal investigations and coordinating with the Attorney General’s office on a variety of affirmative litigation matters.

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