Mr. Mintz is a nationally recognized authority on white collar criminal defense and corporate fraud issues. He is the chair of the Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice group and a partner in the Business Litigation practice group. He joined the firm in 1998 after serving four years as Assistant Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean, and almost nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Division for the District of New Jersey.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Mintz has successfully represented clients in a number of high profile matters including:
- Successfully defending an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court against efforts by the Governor and Senate to commence impeachment proceedings against him;
- Acting as lead counsel coordinating litigation in the U.S., the U.K., Japan and Spain in the recovery of over $85 million on behalf of one of the world's leading electronic manufacturers;
- Defending the central figure in the federal criminal investigation into fraud and corruption in connection with efforts by coalition forces to rebuild Iraq immediately after the fall of Saddam Hussein;
- Recovering more than $1 million on behalf of movie director Oliver Stone;
- Obtaining a $12.4 million attachment in connection with a London arbitration on behalf of a large Middle Eastern telecommunications carrier;
- Defending a prominent New Jersey law firm in a multi-million dollar legal malpractice claim; and
- Advising Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in the acquisition of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Mr. Mintz’ clients have included General Electric, Casio, Verizon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boston Scientific, Becton Dickinson, Willis, Capital One, the New York Football Giants, and the New Jersey Senate Republicans. Mr. Mintz was also named as the court-appointed attorney/trustee for the law practice of a former federal prosecutor and well-known criminal defense attorney charged with hiring a hitman to murder key witnesses against his clients.
The respected law firm rating agency Chambers USA has repeatedly selected Mr. Mintz as a "Leader in his Field" and described him as: “incredibly thorough and conscientious, results-oriented…;” “personable … an excellent manager of complex cases…;” someone who "really achieves the best possible results for his clients...;" and has "great substantive legal knowledge and wealth of experience - he is very well respected everywhere."
Mr. Mintz regularly represents individuals and corporations in federal criminal investigations throughout the country, and has extensive experience conducting internal corporate investigations for entities ranging from middle market businesses to Fortune 100 companies. He practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, federal and state governmental and regulatory investigations, securities litigation, civil RICO, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, federal False Claims Act, healthcare and public strategy. He has successfully persuaded prosecutors to take no action and close investigations of prominent executives, public officials, Fortune 500 companies and other institutions.
Mr. Mintz was the on-air legal analyst for ABC News during the Martha Stewart trial and frequently appears as a commentator on white collar criminal defense issues on nationally televised news programs including The NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Primetime and The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. He is also a regular monthly contributor to “Bloomberg Law,” Bloomberg radio’s national legal show.
Mr. Mintz’ skills and relationships with the media allow him to bring special expertise to cases involving high profile clients, or matters in which publicity is either inevitable or unavoidable.
Mr. Mintz is well known for his writing on legal and public policy issues, and has been published in a variety of news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, ABCNews.com, The Huffington Post, The (UK) Guardian, The Legal Times, The National Law Journal, and The Star Ledger of Newark. He is also regularly quoted as an authority on corporate fraud in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, Business Week and Forbes.
From 1995 through 1998, Mr. Mintz served as the Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Division of the United States Attorney's Office. He acted as the lead prosecutor in several major prosecutions involving La Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia, and various Asian and Russian organized crime groups, and received numerous awards from the Department of Justice and other federal law enforcement agencies. For two years, Mr. Mintz was the District's Environmental Crimes Prosecution Coordinator, responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of various environmental statutes and regulations.
Between 1989 and 1995, Mr. Mintz was assigned to the United States Attorney's Criminal Division and later to the Fraud and Public Protection Division where he handled a variety of white collar criminal prosecutions including healthcare fraud, bank fraud, defense procurement fraud and tax violations. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Mintz served as Assistant Counsel to Governor Kean, where he advised the Governor on healthcare issues including hospital reimbursement and welfare reform.