Thomas J. Eicher
Executive 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.