Richard S. Mroz, whose prestigious career includes Cabinet-level positions in New Jersey state government, has joined Archer, P.C., as Of Counsel to the law firm.
Mr. Mroz has a distinguished record of public service in New Jersey and nationally. A resident of Haddonfield, N.J., he will be based in Archer’s Haddonfield headquarters.
Mr. Mroz provides clients with strategic counsel and advice on financing, project development, corporate external affairs and related business law matters. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Mroz provides consulting services on non-legal engagements for business development, government relations and regulatory affairs for real estate, gaming, utility and technology clients.
Mr. Mroz served as Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman and as counsel for the state’s largest independent authorities. He was the Whitman administration’s primary advisor for legislative affairs. He also negotiated the state budget, recommended judicial appointments, and provided liaison to and oversight of major state agencies such as the Economic Development Authority, Turnpike Authority, Wastewater Treatment Trust, Water Supply Authority, Casino Control Commission, Sports and Exposition Authority and various port authorities, including the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Delaware River Port Authority.
“Rick’s record of accomplishment speaks for itself,” said Christopher R. Gibson, President of Archer. “His unique set of skills and experience will be an invaluable asset for our clients.”
The former County Counsel of Camden County, Mr. Mroz currently serves as legislative agent to the New Jersey Conference of Mayors.
Mr. Mroz is a member of the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, one of 12 District Banks nationwide that comprise the congressionally chartered Federal Home Loan Bank System. He has held numerous committee leadership positions in the New York-based bank, which serves member financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Mr. Mroz has also been the Bank representative to the Council of Home Loan Banks, the national trade organization representing the 12 Home Loan Banks.
Mr. Mroz’s extensive civic involvement includes serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley, one of the region’s most active and successful providers of community-based assistance to populations in need. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Alliance for Action, a business and trade organization.
Mr. Mroz was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Commission on White House Fellowships, a group of highly accomplished citizens from across the country with a broad range of backgrounds, interests and professions. The commission recommends exceptional men and women to the President for White House Fellowships, the nation’s most prestigious leadership development program, founded in 1965.
Active in political affairs, Mr. Mroz served during the 2008 New Jersey gubernatorial campaign as a policy advisor and attorney coordinating Election Day operations for the campaign of Chris Christie, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Additionally, Mr. Mroz served as statewide coordinator for the McCain 2008 New Jersey Campaign. Previously, he served as Counsel to the Bush-Cheney 2004 New Jersey Campaign Committee and as Special Counsel to the New Jersey Republican State Committee. In 2000, Mr. Mroz was the New Jersey representative to Philadelphia 2000 (Philadelphia’s Host Committee) for the National Republican Convention, and coordinated all of New Jersey’s efforts to support the 2000 Convention, including numerous special events.
Archer, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 200 lawyers serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 years. The firm has offices in Haddonfield, Princeton and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.