Robert J. Del Tufo, of counsel to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, environmental law, product liability, white collar defense, and governmental relations.
Mr. Del Tufo was New Jersey’s Attorney General from 1990 to 1993. As Attorney General, he headed the Department of Law and Public Safety, which has 11 divisions and approximately 10,000 employees. Among other things, he supervised approximately 500 attorneys providing legal advice to state agencies and representing those agencies in civil litigation. He was also responsible for overseeing New Jersey’s criminal justice system.
Mr. Del Tufo served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 1977 to 1980, where he was responsible for the representation of the federal government in civil litigation and in criminal investigations and prosecutions. He also served as Commissioner of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, First Assistant State Attorney General, and Director of New Jersey’s Division of Criminal Justice.
He is a member of and/or supports, many charitable organizations, including Legal Services of New Jersey, Integrity, Inc., the Daytop Village Foundation and John Cabot University.
He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University cum laude and his law degree from Yale University Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Mr. Del Tufo was appointed to the UMDNJ Board of Trustees in March 2006.