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  • 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.”
     – Chambers USA

    Commended for his “ability to approach different situations in different ways, as circumstances require,” as well as his “great grasp of the facts.”
    – Chambers USA

    He is “well known for his representation of high-profile clients.”
    - Chambers USA

    He “will always go the extra distance," according to interviewees, and is "levelheaded and gets results.”
    - Chambers USA

    One client says that “there is no one more qualified, detail-oriented and gregarious than him,” further adding: "Whatever he does, he does perfectly.”
    - Chambers USA

    He is commended for his “great substantive legal knowledge and wealth of experience -- he is very well respected everywhere.”
    - Chambers USA


  • J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1984
  • A.B., Duke University, magna cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Section

International Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1989-1998

Environmental Crimes Prosecution Coordinator, District of New Jersey, 1993-1994

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, 1994-1996

Organized Crime Strike Force Division, Deputy Chief, 1995-1998

Assistant Counsel to Governor Thomas H. Kean, 1985-1989


Robert A. Mintz

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      Newark, NJ 07102
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      New York, NY 10019

Mr. Mintz serves as Managing Partner of McCarter’s Newark office and 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. During his career as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Mintz received numerous awards and accolades, including a commendation from FBI Director Louis Freeh, and served under three United States Attorneys, including now Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and former Third Circuit Judge and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.

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 brought on behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • Advising Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in the acquisition of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey;
  • Representing a prominent New York City real estate development company in connection with the New Jersey federal "Bridgegate" investigation;
  • Representing a New Orleans-based minority owned company hired as the prime contractor in the Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts in a $22 million arbitration with the State of New Jersey;
  • Successfully challenging the denial by the State Board of Nursing to accredit a New Jersey-based nursing school by obtaining a unanimous reversal of the Board’s decision in the New Jersey Supreme Court;
  • Representing a Fortune 500 food and consumer products company in connection with a proxy fight with a well-known activist hedge fund investor; and
  • Obtaining a “no action” letter from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with “Made in USA” marketing claims on behalf of a Boston-based technology company.

Mr. Mintz’ clients have included General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Casio, Campbell Soup, Verizon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Boston Scientific, Becton Dickinson, Willis Towers Watson, 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...;" has "great substantive legal knowledge and wealth of experience - he is very well respected everywhere." Sources say that "there is no one more qualified, detail-oriented and gregarious than him," further adding: "Whatever he does, he does perfectly," and he is "well known for his representation of high-profile clients." Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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 PBS NewsHour.  Mr. Mintz is a regular contributor to “Bloomberg Law,” Bloomberg Radio’s nationally syndicated legal program.

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 Hill, 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.


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