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New Jersey Attorney General

Current State AG
Matt Platkin (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2021

Matt Platkin was appointed as attorney general in February 2022 by Governor Phil Murphy, and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate in September 2022. Prior to his appointment, AG Platkin served as an aide and then chief counsel to Governor Phil Murphy for eight years. Prior to entering public service, AG Platkin was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Matt Platkin was appointed as attorney general in February 2022 by Governor Phil Murphy, and confirmed by the New Jersey Senate in September 2022. Prior to his appointment, AG Platkin served as an aide and then chief counsel to Governor Phil Murphy for eight years. Prior to entering public service, AG Platkin was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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State AGs are elected in 43 states and D.C. In New Jersey, the governor appoints the AG.

  • Next Election:November 4, 2025
  • Election Process:Appointed
  • Term/Limit:4 years/ none


Latest New Jersey Attorney General News & Insights

NJ Clarifies Civil Rights Protections for Out-of-State Remote Workers

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin and his office’s Division on Civil Rights issued Guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers, clarifying that the protections of the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD)—which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry,…

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New Jersey AG Says Bumble Bumbled Background Check Disclosures

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin has reached a settlement with Bumble, Inc. to resolve allegations that the internet dating service provider misrepresented or failed to disclose its criminal background screening policies and practices in violation of New Jersey’s consumer protection and internet safety laws.

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Democratic AGs Support CFPB Proposal to Oversee Digital Wallets and Payment Apps

A coalition of 19 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter in support of a proposed CFPB rule that would expand federal regulatory oversight over digital consumer payment and wallet services.

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