Eric Pennington


Eric Pennington is the Business Administrator for the City of Newark. He is responsible for the City’s $600 million budget and the administration of over 3,000 city employees. Mr. Pennington joined Mayor Baraka’s administration after an extensive legal career, serving as the Managing Partner of the Pennington Law Group; as an attorney at the prestigious law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and at Gibbons PC; as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University School of Law, and as a clerk for the New Jersey Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Pennington previously served on the Board of Trustees for the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and was a former Commissioner of the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation.

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