Christopher J. Gramiccioni
Former Federal & State Top Prosecutor, US Navy Commander
Former Federal & State Top Prosecutor, US Navy Commander
Former Judge, Federal & State Prosecutor, Deputy Chief of Staff
Chris co-founded Kingston Coventry LLC after almost a decade as the Monmouth County Prosecutor, the chief law enforcement officer for the county. As the gubernatorially-appointed County Prosecutor, Gramiccioni oversaw the day-to-day operations of more than 300 employees and the administration of a $25 million budget. Chris also was responsible for the coordination of law enforcement efforts of more than 2,000 county-wide law enforcement officers in 48 municipal police departments.
Among his significant accomplishments in this leadership role, Chris spearheaded the county-wide law enforcement response to Hurricane Sandy to ensure the safety of affected citizens, launched the first county-wide Special Needs Registry in the nation to protect the county’s most vulnerable citizens, and established the first county-wide Body Worn Camera pilot program in the State. For his efforts in combatting opioid addiction in the county, Chris was named the Prosecutor of the Year by the New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Association and awarded the CrimeStoppers Leadership Award.
Chris previously served for ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney in both the Districts of New Jersey and Maryland. As a federal prosecutor, Chris handled hundreds of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions while working in the Special Prosecutions (Public Corruption) Division, the Terrorism Unit, and the Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Unit. Chris specialized in cases involving extortion and bribery, mail, wire and bank fraud cases, money laundering, national security and material support of terrorism cases, export control/ITAR matters, cyber-crimes and other financial and tax offenses.
Chris proudly began his legal career with the United States Navy, and he continues to serve as a Commander (O-5) in the Navy Reserve. While on active duty, Chris was assigned tours as a prosecutor, defense attorney, legal assistance advisor and appellate attorney at various commands across the globe. He has also provided at-sea legal services to military personnel attached to a number of vessel commands.
As a reservist, Chris specializes in international and operational law, anti-corruption, human rights law and various transnational crimes. In 2014, Chris deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, Chris served as an operational law advisor and command judge advocate for a joint Special Operations Command comprised of Navy SEAL and Army Special Forces personnel. Chris has led or participated in customized anti-corruption, international law, human rights law, criminal justice, and conflict/stability operations training for senior civilian and military members in challenging areas across the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Chris recently completed a tour as the Executive Officer (XO) of the NR National Security Law Unit at the Pentagon, and currently serves as XO of the NR Naval War College (Law) in Newport, RI.
While serving as a federal and state prosecutor, and judge advocate, Chris has successfully tried to verdict more than 50 contested jury trials. He is a member of the New Jersey, South Carolina, New York, Maryland, District of Columbia and Georgia bars.
University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998)
Towson University (B.S., cum laude, 1994)
United States Naval War College (JPME, 2014)
Phone: (732) 820-0717
Deb is a former state superior court judge, having presided over family, criminal and juvenile matters in the State of New Jersey.
Prior to her gubernatorial appointment to the bench, Deb served in several supervisory positions in both federal and state government. As the Chief of the Commercial Crimes Unit for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Deb supervised white-collar prosecutions, financial fraud and computer intrusion crimes. Deb’s supervisory experience handling complex financial crimes as well as her several years prosecuting public corruption offenses led to her appointment as the Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Deb oversaw cases brought nationwide under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and represented the United States abroad at international anti-bribery conventions.
Following her tenure at DOJ, Deb was appointed by the Attorney General as the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice for the State of New Jersey where she oversaw criminal investigations and prosecutions on behalf of the State. She has successfully tried several federal cases to verdict and has spearheaded hundreds of federal and state investigations.
Deb also possesses significant executive and political experience, having been appointed by the governor to lead the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as its Deputy Executive Director, where she directly supervised the work of thousands of employees and the business lines for the bi-state airports, bridges, tunnels, ports, terminals and real estate and oversaw operating and capital budgets in the billions of dollars. She has directed strategic initiatives and implemented policy as the Policy Chief and Cabinet Liaison for then Governor Chris Christie, and has supervised the more than 50 independent state authorities as the Director of the Governer’s Authorities Unit and senior staff member in the Office of the Governor.
Deb also has experience at private practice and in higher education. She began her legal career as a litigation associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP in New York City, and later served as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law and as the Executive Director of NYU Law School’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law.
Deb graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she captained the varsity soccer team, and received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law where she was chief justice of the UVA Law Moot Court Board.
University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1997)
University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1994)
Adjunct professor at the College of Charleston Business School
Phone: (202) 556-4676