Matthew Boxer, former New Jersey State Comptroller and Chair of Lowenstein’s Corporate Investigations & Integrity practice, comments on the critical role of the comptroller in a Law360 article about the latest appointee to this position, civil rights lawyer Kevin Walsh. “The state comptroller, in executing his or her work, reports to no one in a substantive way," says Boxer. "There's no elected official ... or appointed official who instructs the comptroller what work to take on." He emphasizes the need for "independence, absence of a political or electoral agenda, an awareness of how government operates and is organized, and a willingness to sometimes make some difficult decisions and to ruffle some feathers now and then,” adding that Walsh has "all the right qualifications.” (subscription required to access article)