New Jersey Law Journal
July 08, 2021
As seen in this article, "Prominent
lawyers known for their LGBTQ activism and other advocates for gay
rights—several of whom have broken barriers themselves—are lauding the
appointment of Andrew Bruck as the first openly gay Acting Attorney General of
New Jersey by Gov. Phil Murphy."
"Murphy announced that
Bruck, who spent five years at the U.S. Department of Justice, will become
Acting Attorney General following the departure of current AG Gurbir S. Grewal
on July 16 to join the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington to head
of its Division of Enforcement."
The article later
continues, "'Andrew Bruck’s appointment as acting New Jersey Attorney General
is a historic and deeply meaningful moment for the LGBTQ community,' said
Thomas Prol, partner at Sills Cummis & Gross in Newark. 'General Bruck has
earned this position through his impressive background of scholarship and
"Prol became the first openly gay president of the New Jersey
State Bar Association, which he served from 2016-17, and a founding and current
executive board member of Asbury Park-based LGBTQ-rights organization Garden
"'I commend Governor Murphy for recognizing Andrew’s impressive
pedigree and work ethic, and also for the powerful statement this elevation
makes about advancing criminal justice and law enforcement reform measures,'