Marc Larkins is Worldwide Vice President Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary at global healthcare leader Johnson & Johnson. In this role, Larkins is responsible for directing Enterprise corporate governance and the Company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Program Office. Larkins started at Johnson & Johnson as Senior Counsel in the Law Department managing government litigation, investigations and internal compliance reviews.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2015, Larkins served as the Acting State Comptroller for the State of New Jersey. Larkins was named to that independent post by Governor Chris Christie in December 2013. There, he led a staff responsible for conducting audits, investigations and performance reviews at all levels of New Jersey government.
From 2010 to 2013, Larkins served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA), where he was responsible for the management and implementation of the state’s school construction program throughout New Jersey.
Larkins previously served in various capacities as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he held positions of Acting First Assistant United States Attorney, Executive Assistant United States Attorney and Acting Counsel to the United States Attorney. Throughout, Larkins was involved in the oversight and management of all operations of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and supervised a number of units including as Acting Chief of the Terrorism Unit and Chief of the Government Fraud Unit. He prosecuted public corruption cases in the Special Prosecutions Division and narcotics cases in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Larkins began his legal career as a law clerk to the now retired Honorable James H. Coleman, Jr., the first African-American Justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court. He then served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, while Judge Greenaway sat on the District Court. In 1999, he was accepted into the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division for a little over three years, specializing in domestic and international narcotics prosecutions.
Larkins received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Seton Hall University and his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.