Posted Jun 21, 2007 02:17 pm CDT
A woman who helped win some of the first convictions under laws intended to protect human trafficking victims will attend hearings today on her nomination to become New Jersey’s attorney general.
Anne Milgram obtained the trafficking convictions at the U.S. Justice Department, the New York Times reports in a profile. She also worked in the domestic violence unit for the Manhattan district attorney and in the attorney general’s office as first assistant, where she oversaw high-profile cases such as the investigation into the student loan industry.
The 36-year-old lawyer has also worked as a pastry chef.
David P. Rebovich, director of the Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University, told the Times that Milgram is well-regarded. “The perception is that she is a well-educated, goal-oriented person who has significant experience despite her age,” he said.