Paul B. Matey was sworn in as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on March 29, 2019. Prior to his judicial service, Judge Matey was a partner at Lowenstein Sandler in New Jersey where he practiced complex commercial litigation and criminal defense. Earlier, Judge Matey was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for University Hospital Newark, an academic medical center and teaching hospital. He also served as the Deputy Chief Counsel to Governor Chris Christie, supervising the development of legal advice for the Governor. Before joining Governor Christie’s administration, Judge Matey served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he was awarded the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the United States Department of Justice, one of the Department’s highest honors. Prior to his service as a federal prosecutor, he practiced in the Washington D.C. firm of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick. Judge Matey began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Cowen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable John C. Lifland of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Since 2019, Judge Matey has served as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law where he teaches Administrative Law and a seminar on judicial interpretation.
Judge Matey earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton in 1993, and his juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2001, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Law Review.