About the Acting Prosecutor

Grace H. Park was sworn in as Acting Prosecutor of Union County on June 17, 2013. As the chief law enforcement officer in Union County, Ms. Park oversees an office of 250 employees and a $19.5 million budget and coordinates the law enforcement efforts of approximately 2,000 police officers in 21 local police departments, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Police Department. She is the first Asian-American county prosecutor in New Jersey history, and also the first female and the first minority to serve as prosecutor in Union County’s 156-year history.

Prior to her appointment as Acting Prosecutor, Ms. Park had spent seven years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, prosecuting cases involving terrorism, narcotics, violent crime, healthcare and government fraud, and economic crimes. Her prior prosecutions include complex investigations of public and private companies, as well as of individual defendants.

Most recently, Ms. Park managed civil litigation for the pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. as Senior Corporate Counsel. In addition, Ms. Park was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC in New York City. She also clerked for Senior United States District Judge William H. Walls in Newark, New Jersey.

Ms. Park is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School. She is admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey, State of New York, the Federal District Court of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, and the United States Supreme Court.