Division of Law

Request for Qualifications for Special Counsel

Request for Qualifications for Special Counsel

Identifying Government Clients for Purposes of Conflicts of Interest

Please note that Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has supplemented the August 2, 1984 letter opinion of former Attorney General Irwin I. Kimmelman (“Kimmelman Letter”), which pertains to the conflicts of interest analysis for outside counsel. Attorney General Grewal’s letter opinion of May 15, 2019 updates the Kimmelman Letter based on subsequent case law and practice. Attorney General Grewal’s letter can be found here. All appropriate outside counsel forms and exhibits will be updated with this May 15, 2019 opinion in the days to come.

The Attorney General of New Jersey, through the Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law is conducting the selection process for outside counsel through the issuance of Requests for Qualifications (RFQs). The Office of the Attorney General has issued RFQs for outside counsel for each of the following practice areas:

Request for Qualifications(RFQs) Proposals Due

RFQ for Natural Resource Damages (NRD) Litigation

July 16, 2021

RFQ for Responsible Party Investigations

June 1, 2021

RFQ for Bond Counsel for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority – Appointment to a Bond Counsel Pool (Conduit Financings) for a 2-Year Period

June 17, 2021
RFQ for Special Counsel for the Division of Investment (Appointment to Pools for a 3-year Period with Addendum to RFQ)   05/18/2021
Special Counsel – Federal Energy Matters
NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority to Serve for a 3-Year Period (2021, 2022 & 2023) 8/10/20
NJ Water Supply Authority – RFQ for Bond Counsel for a 3-Year Period (2020, 2021 & 2022) 7/21/20
Special Counsel for Intellectual Property Matters 1/31/20
E-Cigarette Litigation
– Addendum No. 1
– Response to Questions
Agency Visa & Immigrtion Issues 11/12/18
Complex Litigation
Response to Questions
Labor Negotiations
Response to Questions
Special Counsel for Firearms Safety Litigation 10/17/18
Request for Qualifications for Special Counsel for Natural Resource Damages Litigation
Response to Questions 2
Response to Questions1
NJ Transit Bus and Third Party Rail Claims and Light Rail Claims 3/3/17
NJ Transit FELA Claims 3/3/17
Out of State Litigation 3/3/17
Wright Litigation 3/3/17

E-Discovery Services (revised)


Potential Responsible Party Investigation and Evaluation

Employment Litigation 4/18/16
Insurance Coverage 4/18/16
Medical Malpractice Litigation 4/18/16

Municipal Court Defense


General Litigation


Outside Counsel Guidelines
Outside Counsel Guidelines

Those interested may contact the Division of Law via email at RFQQUESTIONS@DOL.LPS.STATE.NJ.US

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