Office of Public Integrity & Accountability

Office of Public Integrity & Accountability Director

Office of Public Integrity & Accountability Director

Thomas J. Eicher

Director of the Office of Public Integrity & Accountability

Attorney General Grewal appointed Thomas J. Eicher to serve as Director of the Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) in September 2018.

From 2015 to 2018, Eicher served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and, from 2010 to 2018, Eicher served as Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he managed more than 100 criminal prosecutors and helped to establish the first federal re-entry court in New Jersey.

A longtime federal prosecutor, Eicher Joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in 2003, where he handled a number of high-profile corruption and civil rights cases and, in 2018, Eicher was recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with the “Executive Achievement Award” for his leadership during his 30-year career in the U.S. Department of Justice.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Eicher worked in private practice in California and served as a law clerk for the Honorable James R. Browning, Chief Judge off the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Eicher graduated from Princeton University and received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Carolyn Murray

Director of the Conviction Review Unit

The Honorable Carolyn Murray was appointed the first Director of the Conviction Review Unit (CRU) in April 2019.

Judge Murray was nominated and confirmed as Superior Court Judge in 2017. Prior to serving as judge, Murray served in multiple roles at the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. In 2003 she served as Counsel to the Acting Prosecutor and, a year later, became First Assistant Prosecutor. In 2011, Murray served as Acting Essex County Prosecutor until her appointment as Superior Court Judge.

In 1995, Murray joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where she tried criminal cases and served as Violent Crime Coordinator. In 2002, she was named Chief of the Public Protection Unit.

Judge Murray began her career with the law firm, Tompkins, McGuire & Wachenfeld in Newark. Murray graduated from Georgetown University and received her law degree from New York University School of Law.

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