Matthew Boxer, partner and Chair of Lowenstein’s Corporate Investigations & Integrity practice and member of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice, has been appointed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as special investigator into allegations of abuse at the state’s only women’s prison. The Governor stated: “Today, I am ordering a full independent investigation, under the direction of former State Comptroller Matt Boxer, to determine how this happened and make recommendations to prevent anything like it from ever happening again.”

NJ.com notes that “Boxer, a respected former federal prosecutor and state comptroller, has developed a reputation for deep-dive investigations into allegations of government misconduct. … In 2015, then-Gov. Chris Christie’s administration hired Boxer to investigate a host of discrimination and sexual harassment complaints and other misconduct at a New Jersey National Guard base.”

In the New Jersey Globe, state assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Perth Amboy), is quoted saying: “From Mr. Boxer’s reputation as a follower of the facts, I trust that his investigation will be conducted in the most comprehensive and expeditious way possible.”

Boxer’s appointment is also featured in The Washington Post, The Associated PressPoliticoInsiderNJ, Pix11.com, Daily Voice, New Jersey Herald, and NorthJersey.com.