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Thomas J. Eicher

United States Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey
Chief, Criminal Division
Newark, NJ, USA


Tom is the chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and has been a federal prosecutor since 1987. He has investigated and prosecuted a wide range of cases, including RICO murder cases, public corruption cases, securities fraud and narcotics cases.  He has prosecuted and supervised the prosecution of numerous multi-million dollar corporate False Claims Act and FCPA cases. He has negotiated corporate resolutions ranging from criminal charges to deferred prosecution agreements and non-prosecution agreements.

Tom helped establish the first federal reentry drug diversion courts in New Jersey. He currently serves as the Chief of the Criminal Chief’s Working Group, and sits on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a group of 16 United States Attorneys and AUSAs, which advises the Attorney general on policy issues. 

Tom graduated from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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