#22 Paul Fishman District of New Jersey, U.S. Attorney
The U.S. attorney is a powerful figure (see Chris Christie, Michael Chertoff and Samuel Alito). And while Fishman has no political ambitions, he entered the office with plenty of fanfare. He has been aggressive in the handling of political figures (Tony Mack) and pop-culture personalities (Teresa and Joe Giudice). And he just issued subpoenas in the bridge case. But you can bet he's not playing politics. “He's as ethical as they come,” said one insider.
District of New Jersey
Last Year's Rank: NR