Porzio Governmental Affairs Expands Education Policy Team with Addition of Patricia Morgan 


May 1, 2023

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Porzio Governmental Affairs (PGA) is pleased to announce that Patricia Morgan has joined as a Director of Public Affairs, bringing more than a decade of education policy experience to the group. She will also serve as Of Counsel with Porzio, Bromberg & Newman’s Education Law Team. 

Morgan has in-depth experience in special education, school ethics, school funding, and student discipline and works with traditional public school districts, charter schools, private schools for students with disabilities, and higher education institutions. 

 “We are pleased to welcome Patricia to our team and know that her deep understanding of the educational systems throughout the state, paired with her extensive policy experience, will help us continue to provide exceptional service to our clients,” said Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr., Managing Principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and President of Porzio Governmental Affairs. “Patricia is highly regarded throughout New Jersey for her advocacy for a better educational system and we look forward to her contributions.”

Morgan is a former Assistant Commissioner and Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer for the New Jersey Department of Education. During her tenure, she was responsible for more than 50 employees and oversaw key offices and provided valuable counsel on legislation, strategic litigation, implementation of key initiatives, policy development and regulatory compliance. Morgan also served as Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, advising the Governor on issues related to the Department of Education, focusing on K-12 education, higher education, as well as children and families.

“New Jersey’s education community has been critically important to me throughout my career. I am eager to capitalize on the strong platform that the law firm and Porzio Governmental Affairs have established, and I look forward to using my varied expertise to provide strategic counsel and shape important policy,” said Morgan.

In 2021, Morgan was appointed by Governor Murphy to serve as Vice Chair of the New Jersey State Ethics Commission, which is responsible for administering and enforcing the New Jersey Conflicts of Interest Law for the state’s executive branch.

Morgan received her J.D. from the Seton Hall School of Law and earned her B.A. from Drew University. She clerked for the Honorable Stuart J. Rabner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the Honorable Peter G. Sheridan in the United States District Court of New Jersey. Morgan serves on the board of trustees for Autism New Jersey and for the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. 

About Porzio Governmental Affairs
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