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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Philip R. Sellinger

Philip R. Sellinger

Philip R. Sellinger is the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.  As U.S. Attorney, he is responsible for overseeing all federal criminal prosecutions and the litigation of all civil matters in New Jersey in which the federal government has an interest. Including the offices in Newark, Camden, and Trenton, Mr. Sellinger supervises a staff of approximately 155 federal prosecutors and approximately 130 support personnel.

Mr. Sellinger was the co-managing partner of the New Jersey office of an international law firm, an office he founded in 2002. He previously served as co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice Group from 2013 to 2017. From 1984 to 2002, Mr. Sellinger worked at a New Jersey law firm where he held several leadership positions, including co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Sellinger previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey from 1981 to 1984. Mr. Sellinger served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson for the District of New Jersey from 1979 to 1980. Philip has served on several boards, including the American Jewish Committee and was the founder and co-chair of the New Jersey Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, which builds bonds between different faith communities.

Mr. Sellinger received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1979 and his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in 1976.

Updated October 31, 2023