After serving out a six-year term as New Jersey's state comptroller, Matthew Boxer has rejoined Roseland-based firm Lowenstein Sandler, where he previously worked from 1997 to 2001, the firm announced Monday.
Boxer, 43, stepped down from his post last month after serving since 2008 under both Gov. Jon Corzine and Gov. Chris Christie. Marc Larkins, former CEO of the state's Schools Development Authority, has replaced Boxer.
A former federal prosecutor and law clerk, Boxer will rejoin Lowenstein as a partner and chair its corporate investigations and integrity practice. During his tenure, his office issued reports of government waste found at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Delaware River Port Authority and within the state's pension system.
Boxer said Monday that he's proud of his record as comptroller and confident that he's leaving the office in "very good hands" with Larkins.
"We're very proud of the work that we had accomplished over a six-year period," Boxer said.
On his decision to return to the private sector, Boxer said the firm seemed like a good fit and noted that he's most excited about "seeing this process from another vantage point."
"It's now time for a new phase of my career," Boxer said.
Lowenstein chairman and managing partner Gary Wingens added in a statement that the firm was more than happy to welcome Boxer back.
"We are thrilled that Matt has chosen to return to our firm, bringing to our clients his deep experience with the investigatory process," Wingens said. "Matt has earned an impeccable reputation for fair-mindedness and integrity through his impressive career in government and public service."