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Law Firm Hires Former Port Authority Executive

Bill Baroni, who stepped down amid Bridgegate scandal, now working as legal counsel for law firm representing government entities.

Bill Baroni. Patch File Photo.
Bill Baroni. Patch File Photo.

Bill Baroni, the deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who resigned amid the “Bridgegate” scandal, has landed on his feet with a New Jersey law firm.

Hill Wallack LLP, with New Jersey offices in Princeton and Morristown as well as Yardley, Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday Baroni had joined the firm as counsel.

“We are delighted to have Bill join the Hill Wallack LLP team,” Managing Partner Bob Bacso said in the announcement. “Bill’s extensive experience in business and finance, and education and non-profit sectors will prove to be very beneficial to the firm’s clients.”

Baroni resigned from his post at the Port Authority in December, just three months after lane closures from Fort Lee to the George Washington Bridge created nightmare traffic for an alleged traffic study.

Baroni testified in November saying the closures were part of the study, but his statements have been contradicted by documents from the Port Authority as well as Governor Chris Christie’s office.

Hill Wallack LLP has 70 lawyers and represents businesses, nonprofit and government entities and individuals, according to its website. 

Kenny J. March 07, 2014 at 08:01 PM
The incarnate of corruption and greed. America is in the toilet because of sleezeballs like these.
S. Jono March 07, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Yes, Ira. McGreevey resigned and Corzine was booted from office. Let's hope, at the very least, the same happens to Christie.
Paul Rust March 07, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Sort of. Corzine completed his term and lost to Christie when he tried to get reelected. McGreevey resigned suddenly because he was faced with a sexual harassment law suit. Corzine's use of long term bonds which pushed principal payments out 20 years with huge interest payments every year caused nj to have a huge deficit, all the while he was apparently in a relationship with a union leader with whom he was negotiating. Christie had foolish staffers do something idiotic, but the result was traffic jams for four days for people in Ft Lee. No personal gain, no money flowing in any pockets, just stupid stuff. Do we really want to throw out every elected official who has underlings do something wrong or foolish? Still no evidence he did it. Pretty tough standard to uphold.
Moira March 08, 2014 at 09:31 AM
Let's be real. This is Hill Wallack doing a favor for Chris Christie.
Dan Grant March 08, 2014 at 08:36 PM
You rewrite history Paul. There is still more to be discovered and it is about money.

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