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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations — New Jersey


Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for A highly regarded white-collar criminal defense outfit with significant experience defending individuals and companies against a range of criminal matters. Fields attorneys possessing significant governmental experience, including former state and federal prosecutors, and is regularly hired by clients for representation in their most highly sensitive matters.

Strengths A market source comments: "Unquestionably, they're getting a lot of traction in this space. They are doing a lot of good work and appearing in big cases. Definitely a firm on the upswing."

Notable practitioners

Thomas Calcagni has an excellent reputation for his representation of clients in complex government investigations. His clients include major corporates and prominent individuals.

Eric Kanefsky regularly defends his clients not only in white-collar criminal work cases but also in complex civil litigation. He regularly acts on behalf of clients in DOJ investigations.

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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for An esteemed team of trial and appellate litigators, frequently chosen for its wide experience in securities, contract and construction disputes. Strength in the complex civil litigation space is supplemented by deep capabilities in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations, with an impressive roster of lawyers with state and federal government experience.

Strengths One client says: "The firm is an excellent resource; they have extraordinary lawyers who care deeply for their clients. They represented our interests with diligence and provided valuable recommendations. They allowed us to make a critical decision with ease."

A market source adds: "It is an excellent firm, and the white-collar group is exceptional. They have outstanding lawyers in their personnel; people of great judgment and personality. Their work is of the highest quality."

Work highlights Represented PwC in a securities class action in which the plaintiff claimed that PwC's audit report made inaccurate opinions, which it was alleged constituted false statements.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Beck is a well-known figure within the white-collar Bar who represents individuals and companies in corporate investigations, securities litigation and white-collar matters. He is described by fellow lawyers as "an outstanding, well-rounded attorney."

Adam Derman has expertise in a wide range of contractual and commercial disputes. A client describes him as "exceptionally smart and very talented in terms of getting command of the facts that are of issue. He provides very practical guidance and is not trigger-happy as a litigator - he is incredibly effective."

Ross Pearlson is an experienced commercial litigator who focuses on handling complex securities and healthcare disputes. Clients acknowledge him as "a trusted adviser and counselor; he does what is best for the client," while peers note: "He organizes a strategy and sticks to it, follows it through and successfully executes it."

Paul Schafhauser has extensive courtroom experience at both trial and appellate level, handling a wide range of commercial disputes. A client describes him as "very creative in dealing with challenging situations, and he provides solutions that are effective and cost-conscious."

Lee Vartan is a reputable figure within the white-collar arena, with expertise in areas that include money laundering and securities fraud. Market sources comment: "He has a tremendous reservoir of experience, and a wealth of state experience and contacts," adding: "He is an outstanding lawyer, really first-rate."

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Critchley, Kinum & Denoia LLC - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well equipped to handle the defense of a wide range of white-collar crime cases. Offers significant trial expertise, with deep experience in advising on government investigations and criminal litigation involving allegations of securities fraud, bribery and political corruption, among other matters. Also frequently called upon to conduct internal investigations.

Notable practitioners

The "fearless" Michael Critchley Sr. is one of the most highly regarded figures of the New Jersey white-collar criminal defense Bar. Market sources describe him as "possibly the best criminal attorney in New Jersey" and "an excellent trial lawyer."

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Gibbons P.C. - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Regional litigation powerhouse that acts on high-stakes disputes involving an impressive range of issues including ERISA class actions, breach of contract claims and shareholder derivative actions. Also recognized for its broad coverage of product liability litigation, which includes expertise in cutting-edge consumer fraud disputes. Maintains a strong bench of white-collar criminal defense experts, including notable former prosecutors, who act on large-scale investigations and enforcement proceedings across a range of industries. Impressive New Jersey presence is augmented by offices in New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Strengths A market source comments: "They have a well-deserved reputation and a good, aggressive team. Frankly, they are a class act."

A client adds: "They are unique in that they're goal-oriented rather than process-driven. They understand that a quick and effective result is more important to our business than an esoteric legal battle. I really appreciate working with them."

Work highlights Assisted the New Jersey Legislature in a motion to uphold two laws permitting wagering on sporting events in casinos and racetracks.

Notable practitioners

Michael Griffinger has a wealth of experience handling commercial disputes, including antitrust and securities litigation. Peers describe him as "a wonderful lawyer and person. He has a great level of experience and capability, and sheer intelligence and ability," adding: "He is universally regarded by the Bar as a class act; it's an incredible pleasure to work with him."

Lawrence Lustberg is one of the most respected and recognized figures within the white-collar criminal defense Bar. He is described by market sources as "unique: one of, if not the best lawyer in our space. He's a rock star, a force of nature." A client adds: "He is among the sharpest legal strategists I have ever had the pleasure of working with and is also a gifted oral advocate. I am always impressed with his work."

Kim Catullo is a well-regarded practitioner within the New Jersey product liability Bar, and is particularly revered for her representation of clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device fields. A satisfied client notes: "Her greatest strength is her ability to forge relationships with people inside our company and with our adversaries. These relationships are invaluable in minimizing cost and getting us to a resolution quicker than most lawyers in other big firms."

Bruce Levy is considered one of the key players in the state for white-collar healthcare defense work. Peers describe him as "highly respected" and a "really good lawyer with a specialist knowledge in healthcare."

Brian McMahon has a sophisticated commercial litigation practice, with significant experience handling securities disputes. One source commends his courtroom advocacy: "He has great court demeanor; a heart-charging advocate who is a really knowledgeable and aggressive trial lawyer."

Michael McDonald an experienced litigator with considerable abilities in class action defense, in particular relating to consumer protection disputes. He is described by peers as "excellent" and "a really good, impressive lawyer."

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The Gibbons commercial litigation practice offers high quality, cost effective middle market services to Fortune 500 clients and middle market businesses—i.e., major litigation for mid-market companies and mid-market litigation for major companies, notably in the Mid-Atlantic.

In the criminal defense area, Gibbons defends multinational and domestic corporations, foreign governments, business executives, and other professionals in criminal, quasi-criminal, civil, administrative, and regulatory matters at all levels of the federal and state judicial systems. We also conduct internal audits and investigations and develop corporate compliance programs.

Our products liability attorneys handle jury trials, national trial team and regional counsel roles, and other litigation for clients facing strict liability, negligence, breach of warranty and failure to warn personal injury, and catastrophic property damage matters. We also provide compliance audits from the product development and marketing stages.

Fully 70 percent of Gibbons litigators served for federal or state judges. Focus areas of our litigation practice include:

  • ADR
  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Class action defense
  • Construction
  • Criminal defense
  • General equity
  • General products liability
  • Insurance
  • Internal and audit committee investigations
  • Laboratory defense
  • Lanham Act/unfair competition
  • Media law
  • Pharmaceutical/medical device liability
  • Restrictive covenants
  • RICO actions
  • Securities
  • Toxic torts

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Krovatin Klingeman LLC - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded white-collar criminal defense boutique that draws on additional civil litigation capabilities. Strong group of trial lawyers who are frequently retained to defend corporate clients and high-profile individuals in a range of criminal proceedings. Particular areas of strength include cases involving allegations of fraud, money laundering and insider trading.

Strengths Market sources describe the firm as "a top-notch boutique law firm."

Notable practitioners

The "superb" Henry Klingeman is a distinguished white-collar criminal defense attorney, described by fellow lawyers as "a terrific lawyer" and "very smart, very hard-working, creative and thoughtful." He has experience representing individuals, corporates and investment banks in sensitive disputes, and is further described by his peers as "very well respected by the federal Bar."

Gerald Krovatin "has a great talent of making points in a persuasive, readily understandable manner," according to his market peers. He has a wealth of experience representing clients in the full range of white-collar criminal disputes.

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A formidable practice, offering wide-ranging expertise in business and securities disputes, including both single-plaintiff and class action litigation. A front runner in white-collar criminal litigation, with significant capability in the healthcare, criminal antitrust and FCPA spaces. Also highly regarded in the representation of policyholders in high-value insurance coverage litigation, including D&O liability, product recall claims and cyber and media liability.

Strengths A client says: "They have very impressive lawyers with impressive backgrounds. For big litigation, they'd be the first on my list."

A fellow lawyer describes them as "amazingly broad; a terrific law firm. They've developed a really excellent practice group; one of the best in the state."

Work highlights Acted for GlaxoSmithKline in a putative class action brought by purchasers of the prescription drug Lamictal alleging that the client and a manufacturer violated antitrust laws by engaging in a reverse payment scheme.

Notable practitioners

"A legend of the New Jersey Bar," Douglas Eakeley is a renowned trial and appellate lawyer, specializing in complex commercial litigation. One of his market peers comments: "He is in a class all by himself. He is very intelligent, a deep thinker and the best kind of practical," while another notes: "He is the consummate litigator. He always knows what to do, and has the ability to move otherwise very prickly situations forward."

Lynda Bennett is regarded as one of the leading insurance coverage lawyers in the state, representing policyholders in complex coverage disputes with insurers. A client describes her as "an excellent lawyer," noting: "She knows insurance coverage really well, is aggressive when she needs to be but knows when not to be, and is a very good trial lawyer."

Michael Himmel is a distinguished white-collar attorney with extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges and assisting in investigations. He is described by fellow lawyers as "strategically brilliant. He is a superb lawyer from start to finish; he is smooth, unflappable and very effective in a courtroom." Sources also acknowledge him as "the top-flight white-collar defense lawyer in the state. He gets his clients excellent results and always finds a way of getting the case resolved."

Robert Kipnees "really knows the law, and has represented me to the highest standard you could possibly get," comments one client, adding: "His client service is A-plus." His white-collar practice is broad, representing corporates and individuals against a wide range of fraud and corruption charges.

Gavin Rooney is a specialist in class actions and complex commercial litigation. A client describes him as "a very thorough thinker who thinks creatively to solve complex problems. The quality of his work is exceptional, and his preparation is thorough and meticulous."

Matthew Boxer is a highly regarded white-collar criminal defense attorney and head of the firm's corporate investigations practice group. He is described by a client as "a zealous advocate for his client, excellent at communicating and great at furthering his client's interests. The depth of his knowledge on the subject matter, and his ability to draft and write, is excellent."

Lawrence Rolnick has over 30 years' experience in a variety of complex civil disputes, with a particular emphasis on securities litigation. Market sources acknowledge his "very good reputation" and describe him as "very strong, a name brand."

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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Top-tier litigation practice, particularly noted for its strength in white-collar criminal defense and government and internal investigations. The firm also impresses in securities cases and other complex commercial disputes. Also offers a respected appellate litigation practice.

Strengths A market source reserves a wealth of praise for the group, commenting: "My experience of working with them has been excellent. The quality and expertise within the group is the best in the state."

A client adds: "They are responsive, proactive, and experienced in their specialties. They have a deep knowledge base within their practice areas."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of PleasanTech Academy Education Association in a liability suit surrounding the death of a school pupil who fell from a Ferris wheel while on a school trip.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Hayden, "one of the deans of the white-collar defense Bar," is widely acknowledged as one of New Jersey's finest white-collar criminal lawyers. One peer describes him as "one of the most thoughtful lawyers I've ever met. His work ethic is unparalleled and he doesn't leave any stone unturned," as well as "a great guy, a wonderful lawyer and a pleasure to work with. I have endless admiration for Joe."

Aidan O'Connor is commended by his peers as "like the proverbial iron fist inside the velvet glove." A former New Jersey Assistant US Attorney, he represents clients in a wide range of white-collar criminal matters. One of his clients adds: "He is extremely thoughtful, extremely intelligent, and he provides great counsel and wisdom. 'Excellent' truly is the word to describe him."

The "unique" Justin Walder is an esteemed member of the Bar and a formidable trial lawyer, defending clients against a host of civil and criminal matters. He is considered to "one of the go-to lawyers in the state." Fellow lawyers comment: "He has wonderful judgment, and is one of the most gracious and well-liked professionals," and: "He is universally regarded as the leading ethics and white-collar defense lawyer."

Michael Stein is chair and managing partner of the firm, and specializes in commercial litigation, including shareholder disputes and legal malpractice claims. A fellow lawyer describes him as "the complete lawyer – analytical yet very practical, thorough and very well prepared. He has a deep and broad knowledge and drills down onto a case to understand all the facts. He's a true professional and a quality guy."

James Plaisted is a highly experienced white-collar criminal lawyer. He is described by fellow lawyers as "a class act" who "has excellent demeanor, handles himself very well with judges," and is acknowledged further by sources as "very even-keeled, articulate and smart."

About the Team (content provided by Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.)

Unlike many law firms, Pashman Stein Walder Hayden does not simply have a litigation department. Each of our litigators is battle-tested with dedicated areas of practice. The result is a vibrant litigation practice where many legal perspectives come together to offer our clients the most comprehensive legal advice and advocacy. We counsel individuals, businesses, and public entities. Our clients have included Fortune 500 companies, members of the New Jersey judiciary, professional athletes, and the largest housing authority in the state.

When clients are confronted with serious threats to their business or livelihood, they confidently call upon Pashman Stein Walder Hayden attorneys to fight for their rights and to protect their interests, knowing that our attorneys are committed to not just delivering optimal results but exceeding expectations. Especially in complex business disputes and other “bet the company” situations, when results are all that matter, our attorneys have a proven track record of aggressively and strategically pursuing our clients’ interests and strategically positioning our cases for the best possible outcome. The specialties that our litigators handle are:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Business Torts
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Contract Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Crisis Management
  • White Collar
  • Breach of Duty Claims 
  • Consumer Fraud
  • IP Litigation
  • D&O

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Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. - Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Prominent team of litigators, known for its extensive trial experience. Handles complex commercial disputes and white-collar criminal defense, including antitrust and securities matters. Particularly noted for its tax fraud practice, including the representation of high net worth individuals in cross-border investigations and voluntary disclosure proceedings. Also boasts a high-profile product liability class actions and mass torts group.

Strengths A client comments: "They are very thorough and their work product is excellent. Everything is well ahead of time and they keep us updated with all progress; they couldn't be more cooperative! They are an all-around excellent firm."

Another observes: "They are efficient, smart, know the law and are very good trial attorneys. They are willing to jump in and get to know a new product but they don't waste my time and money; they get right to the point."

Work highlights Acted for Saint Peter's University Hospital in a case brought against Horizon Healthcare Services, challenging its designation of the hospital as 'tier 2' in its OMNIA insurance plan.

Notable practitioners

Lawrence Horn is a leading authority on criminal tax law within the state, regularly defending clients in federal white-collar investigations. A market peer comments: "When you mention his name, you think of criminal tax. He has a very thorough understanding of the law."

Beth Rose heads the firm's product liability group, specializing in defending pharmaceutical companies and medical devices manufacturers. Her clients comment: "She is extremely competent, diligent and on top of absolutely everything," and: "She presents very well; she is a really good speaker and is very well prepared."

Joseph Buckley is a prominent figure in banking litigation. A market peer comments: "He brings a really rare combination: a terrific litigator and a wonderful human being. He brings a really common touch to his work, it's an art not a science." His client list comprises a number of major investment banks.

Jeffrey Greenbaum is a specialist in complex commercial litigation, with expertise in RICO, trade secrets and antitrust disputes, among many other civil claims. He is described by peers as "a great class action lawyer" and "a very effective and tenacious litigator, a very good advocate for his clients."

Mark Olinsky is a white-collar criminal defense attorney whose practice involves representing clients in internal and government investigations. He regularly acts on behalf of healthcare clients. He is described as "a true white-collar guy who really excels in business investigations."

Richard Sapinski has a wealth of experience representing clients in white-collar criminal disputes, with notable expertise in tax cases, as a former trial lawyer for the IRS. A market source comments: "He is the kind of individual that instills confidence. His strategy and written work are excellent."

James Tyrrell specializes in high-stakes product liability litigation and mass torts. Market sources comment: "His preparation is thorough and flawless, his arguments are thoughtful and persuasive, and his manner with clients, adversaries and the courts is unwaveringly gracious and professional. He is one of the very finest litigators I have known."

Peter Verniero heads the firm's appellate practice and corporate internal investigations group. His peers describe him as "a razor-sharp, really smart and very practical litigator" and "a good appellate lawyer and former New Jersey Supreme Court justice."

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Our litigators are here to assist you in meeting your long- and short–term business goals. Our winning team of litigators takes great pride in partnering with clients and, as a result, we have developed a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses.  Over the years, our attorneys have become trusted advisors to companies in a variety of industries. 

In the planning and conduct of litigation, we are always mindful that litigation does not take place in a vacuum, but is instead an instrument of your overall business objectives. This means that we are careful to conduct litigation in a cost-effective way, with due regard to the value of what is at stake. /// We apply the intellectual and material resources to master the most sophisticated factual and legal disputes and to bring them to a successful conclusion. Our unflagging investigative efforts have regularly brought to light critical facts deeply concealed by adverse parties, and we have a demonstrated ability to develop, explain and prove to courts and juries the most difficult scientific and technical questions. Our tenacity, both in and out of the courtroom, is well regarded by many of our adversaries.

We are responsive. We understand that you need answers to your legal questions in a timely fashion. We also provide ongoing case status updates at intervals you determine. Client service is our number one priority.

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Law Office of Thomas R Ashley, Esq.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Thomas Ashley represents clients facing a wide variety of white-collar criminal charges. He is described by peers as a lawyer who "knows all the substance of the law and gets really good results."

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Michael Critchley, Sr.

Critchley, Kinum & Denoia LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fearless"Michael Critchley Sr. is one of the most highly regarded figures of the New Jersey white-collar criminal defense Bar. Market sources describe him as "possibly the best criminal attorney in New Jersey" and "an excellent trial lawyer."

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Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Dauber of Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker defends clients against allegations of fraud and other white-collar criminal activity. His peers describe him as "a spectacular appellate litigator" and "a learned member of the Bar; a really talented lawyer."

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Jonathan L. Goldstein

Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal

From the Chambers USA guide

Jonathan Goldstein of Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal is considered "one of the stewards of the Bar" and "a wonderful attorney." A former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, he has extensive experience defending clients in the most complex white-collar criminal cases and SEC enforcement actions.

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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Hayden, "one of the deans of the white-collar defense Bar," is widely acknowledged as one of New Jersey's finest white-collar criminal lawyers. One peer describes him as "one of the most thoughtful lawyers I've ever met. His work ethic is unparalleled and he doesn't leave any stone unturned," as well as "a great guy, a wonderful lawyer and a pleasure to work with. I have endless admiration for Joe."

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Himmel is a distinguished white-collar attorney with extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of criminal charges and assisting in investigations. He is described by fellow lawyers as "strategically brilliant. He is a superb lawyer from start to finish; he is smooth, unflappable and very effective in a courtroom." Sources also acknowledge him as "the top-flight white-collar defense lawyer in the state. He gets his clients excellent results and always finds a way of getting the case resolved."

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Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence Horn is a leading authority on criminal tax law within the state, regularly defending clients in federal white-collar investigations. A market peer comments: "When you mention his name, you think of criminal tax. He has a very thorough understanding of the law."

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Krovatin Klingeman LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "superb"Henry Klingeman is a distinguished white-collar criminal defense attorney, described by fellow lawyers as "a terrific lawyer" and "very smart, very hard-working, creative and thoughtful." He has experience representing individuals, corporates and investment banks in sensitive disputes, and is further described by his peers as "very well respected by the federal Bar."

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Krovatin Klingeman LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gerald Krovatin"has a great talent of making points in a persuasive, readily understandable manner," according to his market peers. He has a wealth of experience representing clients in the full range of white-collar criminal disputes.

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Lawrence S Lustberg

Gibbons P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence Lustberg is one of the most respected and recognized figures within the white-collar criminal defense Bar. He is described by market sources as "unique: one of, if not the best lawyer in our space. He's a rock star, a force of nature." A client adds: "He is among the sharpest legal strategists I have ever had the pleasure of working with and is also a gifted oral advocate. I am always impressed with his work."

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Marino, Tortorella & Boyle PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Marino of Marino, Tortorella & Boyle PC specializes in the defense of complex white-collar criminal matters. He is described by market sources as "just brilliant: if you had a family member in trouble and needed a fighter, he would be the man you would call." A client adds: "He is the best lawyer, bar none, with whom I have ever worked."

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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Nittoly is a well-respected figure within the white-collar criminal defense Bar who is described by his peers as "an outstanding lawyer, and a tremendous trial lawyer who is well connected within the state." Others comment: "He is very clever, results-oriented and gets the client where they need to be."

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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Aidan O'Connor is commended by his peers as "like the proverbial iron fist inside the velvet glove." A former New Jersey Assistant US Attorney, he represents clients in a wide range of white-collar criminal matters. One of his clients adds: "He is extremely thoughtful, extremely intelligent, and he provides great counsel and wisdom. 'Excellent' truly is the word to describe him."

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Carl D Poplar, P.A., Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Carl Poplar is described by one peer as "the premier white-collar attorney in the south of New Jersey and has been so for many years" and "a very good trial lawyer." He represents clients in a variety of white-collar criminal matters, including government investigations and in defending allegations of healthcare fraud.

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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "unique"Justin Walder is an esteemed member of the Bar and a formidable trial lawyer, defending clients against a host of civil and criminal matters. He is considered to "one of the go-to lawyers in the state." Fellow lawyers comment: "He has wonderful judgment, and is one of the most gracious and well-liked professionals," and: "He is universally regarded as the leading ethics and white-collar defense lawyer."

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Whipple Azzarello, LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Whipple of Whipple Azzarello, LLC is considered "a very sharp guy who is willing to go in and fight for his client. He sees the big picture very well and has a thorough understanding of how things will go further down the road." He is widely regarded as a "top-flight lawyer" specializing in white-collar criminal defense.

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Arseneault & Fassett LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jack Arseneault of Arseneault & Fassett LLP is well regarded for his expertise in white-collar criminal defense. He offers considerable experience acting on behalf of major corporations and prominent individuals.

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John A. Azzarello

Whipple Azzarello, LLC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Azzarello of Whipple Azzarello, LLC concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations. Market sources describe him as "top-quality: he is fearless, incredibly hard-working, dedicated and very strategic in his approach to get the best result possible."

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Kipnees"really knows the law, and has represented me to the highest standard you could possibly get," comments one client, adding: "His client service is A-plus." His white-collar practice is broad, representing corporates and individuals against a wide range of fraud and corruption charges.

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Gibbons P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Levy is considered one of the key players in the state for white-collar healthcare defense work.  Peers describe him as "highly respected" and a "really good lawyer with a specialist knowledge in healthcare."

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Samuel P Moulthrop

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Moulthrop specializes in the defense of clients facing allegations of white-collar criminal activity and is described as "an insightful leader." One peer states: "He brings a tremendous amount of expertise to the table. He shows the benefits of his experience and has an even temperament; I've never seen him ruffled."

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Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Olinsky is a white-collar criminal defense attorney whose practice involves representing clients in internal and government investigations. He regularly acts on behalf of healthcare clients. He is described as "a true white-collar guy who really excels in business investigations."

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Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Sapinski has a wealth of experience representing clients in white-collar criminal disputes, with notable expertise in tax cases, as a former trial lawyer for the IRS. A market source comments: "He is the kind of individual that instills confidence. His strategy and written work are excellent."

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Law Offices of Alan L. Zegas

From the Chambers USA guide

Sole practitioner Alan Zegas is a renowned figure for sensitive white-collar criminal matters. He has extensive experience arguing cases in trial and appeal courts.

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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Beck is a well-known figure within the white-collar Bar who represents individuals and companies in corporate investigations, securities litigation and white-collar matters. He is described by fellow lawyers as "an outstanding, well-rounded attorney."

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Boxer is a highly regarded white-collar criminal defense attorney and head of the firm's corporate investigations practice group. He is described by a client as "a zealous advocate for his client, excellent at communicating and great at furthering his client's interests. The depth of his knowledge on the subject matter, and his ability to draft and write, is excellent."

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Duane Morris LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Breslin of Duane Morris LLP possesses a versatile practice, engaging in white-collar criminal defense work and complex commercial litigation. He is described by a client as "an exceptional lawyer and litigator, possessing excellent judgment and great trial skills."

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Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Calcagni has an excellent reputation for his representation of clients in complex government investigations. His clients include major corporates and prominent individuals.

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Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Kanefsky regularly defends his clients not only in white-collar criminal work cases but also in complex civil litigation. He regularly acts on behalf of clients in DOJ investigations.

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Connell Foley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Lacey draws upon his previous experience as a prosecutor to offer clients a comprehensive white-collar criminal and governmental investigations practice. A market source describes him as "a terrific guy who is very experienced and a very good lawyer."

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McCarter & English, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Mintz is the chair of the firm's white-collar criminal defense group and is described by a client as "an expert on white-collar crime, and one of the smartest men you'll meet. He has such a command of the law and is able to explain it in layman's terms." Others commend his "ability to approach different situations in different ways, as circumstances require," as well as his "great grasp of the facts."

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McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John O'Reilly has over 40 years' experience practicing as a commercial litigator and a white-collar criminal defense lawyer. He is described by a market source as "just a terrific lawyer."

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Carlos Ortiz is an experienced trial lawyer specializing in white-collar criminal defense work and government investigations. He also represents clients in cases concerning violations of the TCPA.

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Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

James Plaisted is a highly experienced white-collar criminal lawyer. He is described by fellow lawyers as "a class act" who "has excellent demeanor, handles himself very well with judges," and is acknowledged further by sources as "very even-keeled, articulate and smart."

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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Zahid Quraishi represents corporates and individuals in criminal investigations involving healthcare fraud, securities violations and corruption. He is regarded by market peers as "incredibly smart, incredibly talented and also aggressive if he needs to be," with others describing him as "a creative thinker with deep insights into how the particular federal authority will likely handle a matter."

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Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ricardo Solano of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP is highly rated among the white-collar defense Bar. "Academically, he knows his cases inside out," comments one market source, adding: "He has terrific judgment and does high-quality, high-profile work."

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Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Lee Vartan is a reputable figure within the white-collar arena, with expertise in areas that include money laundering and securities fraud. Market sources comment: "He has a tremendous reservoir of experience, and a wealth of state experience and contacts," adding: "He is an outstanding lawyer, really first-rate."

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