Christie Administration Hires Former Federal Prosecutor To Conduct Internal Review And Cooperate with U.S. Attorney’s Bridgegate Inquiry

Trenton, NJ – Today, the Christie Administration announced the retention of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to assist with the internal review announced by Governor Christie last week and to further cooperate with the U.S. Attorney inquiry. As part of the review process, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP will review best practices for office operations and information flow, and assist with document retention and production.

 

“Governor Christie made clear last week that he will conduct an internal review to uncover the facts surrounding the lane closures in Fort Lee. His Administration is fully cooperating with the U.S. Attorney inquiry and other appropriate inquiries and requests for information. To assist in conducting that internal review and furthering that cooperation, the Christie Administration is announcing today that Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has been retained as outside counsel. Their presence will bring an outside, third-party perspective to the situation, and they will be a valuable asset as we move forward. This Administration is committed to ensuring that what happened here never happens again. That’s what the people of New Jersey deserve.”

 

Heading up the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP team is former federal prosecutor Randy Mastro. Mastro is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he specialized in organized crime cases and spearheaded the federal government’s landmark racketeering suit that compelled the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to hold democratic elections and to undergo court supervision. Mastro also served as former Deputy Mayor of New York City.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, Port Authority | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Christie Administration Hires Former Federal Prosecutor To Conduct Internal Review And Cooperate with U.S. Attorney’s Bridgegate Inquiry”

  1. More info said at 11:25 am on January 16th, 2014:

    Who pays for “Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP to assist with the internal review”?

    How come there appear to be at least four (4) different, concurrent investigations going on?

  2. Lucille Kane said at 12:06 pm on January 16th, 2014:

    Nothing like investigating yourself. And, we the people will get the tab.

    Ain’t politics a hoot?

  3. We should all call our reps said at 9:25 pm on January 16th, 2014:

    and demand they make both parties’ coffers kick in, for all this scrutiny: they want more people investigating for political purposes,( Christie’s to save his butt, the Dems to take him down) then let the parties pay!..We do not need a never- ending, multiple- lawyer cha-ching at our expense: the culture was arrogant, they over-stepped their power, they need to get punished, he needs to take the hit, and we need to move on- it’s still way too expensive to live in NJ- it is their first job to help make it easier for us, the taxpayers, to live/ stay here- not to play media circus on our dime!!

  4. public contracts? said at 9:40 pm on January 16th, 2014:

    If tax payer money is used to pay any of the legal fees, then are the legal firms retained as part of a public/open contract where there is some bidding process to land that contract, or is an open investigation just another way to funnel taxpayer money to your friend’s legal firm without other firms who might not have donated to your campaign even getting a chance to get some taxpayer coin? I bet john wisniewski has every hack lawyer who has ever donated to him on the taxpayers dime to help out.

  5. Bob English said at 6:57 am on January 17th, 2014:

    Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar was hired as Special Counsel to aid the Assembly Investigatory Committee in investigations. Not surprising considering the nature of the accusations which could be criminal.

  6. NJ law said at 7:44 am on January 17th, 2014:

    permits the hiring of certain professionals in a “non-fair and open” manner- without bids..your local town council probably just appoints their favorite lawyer/ firm and engineer every January, at their re- org mtg.. would not be at all surprised if all of the lawyers both parties hire are connected to them, and their so-called leaders, in some political way. It’s just how it goes- doubt if it ever changes.