Fabiana Pierre-Louis Nominated to New Jersey Supreme Court
June 5, 2020
Types : Press Releases
CHERRY HILL, NJ – Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that Fabiana Pierre-Louis has been nominated to the New Jersey Supreme Court by Governor Phil Murphy. Pierre-Louis, located in the firm’s Cherry Hill office, is a partner in the firm’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group.
Governor Murphy announced the historic nomination during a live press conference on Friday, June 5, 2020.
“Fabiana is an outstanding lawyer and a human being of outstanding quality,” said Richard M. Simins, Montgomery McCracken’s Chairman. “Liked and esteemed by all, she is patient, a careful listener, and someone who takes pride in keeping an open mind. We are thrilled but not at all surprised by Governor Murphy’s nomination. We are honored to call Fabiana our friend and know that our loss is New Jersey’s gain.”
Prior to her return to Montgomery McCracken, Pierre-Louis served for 9 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Attorney-in-Charge of the Camden Branch Office, the first woman of color to hold that position in the history of the District. As Attorney-in-Charge, Pierre-Louis was responsible for supervising all aspects of criminal matters handled by the Camden Office including criminal trials, investigations and prosecutions of large-scale mail and wire fraud offenses, healthcare and government fraud matters, and narcotics, firearms, and violent crime offenses. She also investigated and prosecuted her own individual caseload focusing on public corruption matters, federal narcotics offenses, export control violations, defense contracting fraud, national security matters, and child exploitation offenses. Prior to serving as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Camden Office, Pierre-Louis also served as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Trenton Branch Office from November 2016 to December 2018 and was the first woman of color to hold that position as well. In addition to working in both Trenton and Camden, Pierre-Louis worked in the Newark Office in the General Crimes Unit and the Organized Crime and Gang Unit.
“Fabiana is a superb lawyer and will make an excellent Supreme Court Justice,” said Paul H. Zoubek, co-chair of Montgomery McCracken’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group. “She is bright, articulate, dedicated, hardworking, compassionate and a person of great character and integrity. Also, her story is a great American story.”
Before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Pierre-Louis was an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s White Collar and Government Investigations practice group.
Immediately following law school, Pierre-Louis served as a law clerk for the Honorable John E. Wallace, Jr. of the Supreme Court of New Jersey (Ret.).
Pierre-Louis is fluent in oral Haitian Creole.
Pierre-Louis earned a law degree from Rutgers Law School, magna cum laude. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. In law school, Pierre-Louis was Vice President of the Black Law Students Association, a Governor’s Executive Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and a Volunteer for the Rutgers Domestic Violence Project.
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