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Ronald Goldstock
New York Commissioner

Ronald Goldstock served for thirteen years as Director of the New York State Organized Crime Task Force where he designed and developed the Independent Private-Sector Inspector General (IPSIG) program. In addition to currently providing IPSIG services to a number of corporate clients, Mr. Goldstock is on the faculties of the Cornell, Columbia and New York University Law Schools. Mr. Goldstock is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School, has served as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor, Director of the Cornell Institute on Organized Crime, and Chief of the Rackets Bureau in the New York County District Attorney's office. He is a Past Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, Past Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Standards Committee, and Chair of the Investigative Function of the Prosecutor Task Force. Mr. Goldstock is a Director of the New York Convention ("Javits") Center Operating Corporation and was a member of the Advisory Board of Project Rise of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He has recently served three Northern Ireland Secretaries of State as advisor on matters relating to international organized crime.


Michael Murphy



Michael Murphy
New Jersey Commissioner

Michael Murphy is the former Prosecutor of Morris County, where he began the Bias Crimes Unit and structured the countyís first Human Relations Commission. In 1992, at the request of then U.S. Attorney Michael Chertoff, Mr. Murphy was deputized as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and successfully prosecuted Arthur and Irene Seale for the highly publicized kidnapping and murder of Exxon executive Sidney Reso. In 1994, working closely with the U.S. Department of State and the Jordanian government, he secured the conviction of Mohammed Abequa, a Morris County resident who murdered his wife, kidnapped his children, and fled to his native Jordan to escape justice.

Mr. Murphy has served as President of the New Jersey Prosecutors Association, and has chaired the Associationís Legislative Committee. He is the past Chairman of the Garden State Preservation Trust, and was both the Chairman and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Public Policy Center of New Jersey.

A graduate of Georgetown University and Seton Hall University School of Law with nearly forty years of practice, Mr. Murphy has served as a municipal attorney, municipal prosecutor, county prosecutor and public defender. In private practice, he specialized in the areas of land use, corporate litigation, products liability and white collar defense. He also served in the United States Merchant Marine, and through his service as a mariner, he developed a firsthand appreciation for the critical role the waterfront plays in the economy of the State of New Jersey, the State of New York, and beyond.

Mr. Murphy has been involved in politics since the first gubernatorial campaign of his stepfather, two-term New Jersey Governor and Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes, and was candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 1997. Currently a Visiting Associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Mr. Murphy has been called upon to appear as a guest commentator on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNBC, MSNBC, My 9, Fox, TruTV, NJN, New 12 NJ and other cable and radio outlets.


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