White Collar and Criminal Defense

Whether an investigation or prosecution is highly publicized or discreet, our clients rely on us to deliver the sophisticated representation and advocacy that they need.

As former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense attorneys, we understand the nature of investigations and prosecutions, along with the deep emotional and financial impact they have on our clients. That is why we always work to avoid prosecution, and many of the investigations of our clients remain private, resulting in no charges being levied. In the event that criminal charges or regulatory enforcement actions are brought, we deliver strategic representation and mount formidable defenses that put our clients in the best position to succeed.

Businesses and individuals, particularly those who practice in regulated industries such as banking, finance, healthcare and insurance, face intense scrutiny by prosecutors and government regulators. By utilizing the vast resources of our full-service law firm, including our experience in those areas and corporate and commercial litigation, cybersecurity, environmental, real estate and tax law, we are well-positioned to handle the most sophisticated matters. Together, we have effectively resolved countless criminal and governmental investigations, tried hundreds of criminal and civil trials in state and federal courts and resolved a wide range of matters in administrative proceedings.

We regularly represent clients against the Department of Justice, United States Attorneys’ Offices, States’ Attorneys General, District Attorneys and County Prosecutors, and regulatory agencies, such as the SEC, FINRA, Board of Medical Examiners and the Office of Attorney Ethics.

Businesses and public entities also frequently call on us to perform internal investigations and audits, and to provide the requisite advice that helps them comply with regulations and minimize their criminal and civil liability. Likewise, victims of fraud and abuse turn to us to recoup losses and obtain justice.

Areas of Focus:

  • SEC and FINRA Investigations
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and other economic crimes
  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Computer and Cybercrimes
  • Environmental Crimes
  • False Claims Act
  • Healthcare Fraud, including Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Act violations
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Insider Trading and Securities Fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and billing audits
  • Political Corruption
  • Qui tam/whistleblower complaints
  • Perjury and Forgery
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO)
  • Tax Evasion
  •  Wire and Mail Fraud

We represent individuals and businesses that face investigation or charges in New Jersey’s state, federal and municipal courts. Our deep bench of trial and appellate lawyers includes certified criminal trial attorneys, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and former county prosecutors in Bergen, Union, Essex and Hudson Counties. Collectively, our team has effectively resolved hundreds of criminal and civil jury trials, appeals and post-conviction matters for clients.

Areas of Focus:

  • Arson and Criminal Mischief
  • Assaults
  • Burglary
  • Child Endangerment and Pornography
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Narcotics trafficking
  • Perjury and Forgery
  • Robbery
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft and related offenses

Municipal court and motor vehicle offenses in the State of New Jersey can carry with them serious consequences including but not limited to loss of license, as well as incarceration of up to six (6) months.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the municipal courts of New Jersey representing people charged from a wide range of disorderly person offenses, including assault, harassment, shoplifting, driving while intoxicated, driving while on the suspended list, leaving the scene of an accident, using a cellphone and violation of other municipal ordinances.

Areas of Focus:

  • Assault
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while on the suspended list
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Use of cell phone while operating a motor vehicle
  • Speeding and other traffic related offenses such as failure to stop at a stop sign, following too close and unlawful passing.

Expunging Your Criminal Record in New Jersey: A Comprehensive Guide

Don’t let your criminal record hold you back any longer. At Mandelbaum Barrett PC, we are here to help you clear your record in New Jersey through the expungement process. Our experienced lawyers make the process simple and straightforward. Click here to learn about eligibility, the crimes that are not eligible for expungement, and the timing and filing location for the process.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC named to 2024 Best Law Firms

November 9, 2023

Mandelbaum Barrett PC is thrilled to announce that once again we have been recognized by Best Lawyers on their “2024 Best Law Firms®” list! This recognition highlights the ongoing excellence of our dedicated team of attorneys, underscoring our unwavering commitment to providing top-notch legal services and ensuring client satisfaction. We take pride in the fact that 16 of our practice […]

Stacey Zyriek Enriquez, Esq. spotlighted in Primerus Weekly

August 30, 2023

“The time came when I wanted to bring the same level of dedication and advocacy that I brought to the victims of crimes and representing the government, to clients in private practice.” Mandelbaum Barrett PC White Collar and Criminal Defense Counsel, Stacey Zyriek Enriquez, Esq. was recently featured in International Society of Primerus Law Firms™ Weekly. In the article, […]

Veteran Prosecutor Stacey E. Zyriek Enriquez Joins White Collar and Criminal Defense Practice at Mandelbaum Barrett PC

September 26, 2022

Roseland, N.J. (September 12, 2022) –Mandelbaum Barrett PC has announced that Former Assistant Union County Prosecutor and Special Assistant United States Attorney Stacey E. Zyriek Enriquez has joined the firm as Counsel in the firm’s White Collar and Criminal Defense practice. Zyriek joins the firm from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, where she was an […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Successfully Dismisses Claims in Case Involving Geico Alleging RICO and Other Violations

July 5, 2022

In a decisive early victory in court, Dr. Elkholy and the Precision Pain & Spine Institute secured the dismissal of all but one of Geico’s claims against them, including Geico’s RICO and common law fraud claims, and forced Geico to institute these claims in arbitration. Dr. Elkholy and the Precision Team are confident that they […]

Rutgers Law Review Alumni Dinner Honors Andrew Gimigliano with “Distinguished Alumni Award”

April 22, 2022

Congratulations to Andrew Gimigliano. He was honored at the Rutgers University Law Review Alumni Dinner with this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Andrew’s speech was full of wisdom and inspiration for the many new and future attorneys.

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partner Andrew Gimigliano Named Special Counsel to Legislative Redistricting Tiebreaker

November 5, 2021

Mandelbaum Barrett PC congratulates partner Andrew Gimigliano for being named special counsel to the Hon. Philip Carchman (Ret.) as the 11th member of the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission. The Legislative Apportionment Commission is tasked with redrawing the map of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts in compliance with federal and state law.

Latest Insights into the Google Antitrust Trial: CEO Testimony and Contract Negotiations Revealed

November 3, 2023

In the realm of antitrust litigation, the Google case has emerged as a significant focal point in recent months. Chris Zona delves into the latest developments in the Google antitrust trial, providing insights into the trial’s key revelations, including details from Google’s CEO, the substantial budget allocated for contract negotiations, and the contentious issue of deleted chat logs.

Video: US v Google

October 9, 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice has initiated a major antitrust suit against Google, alleging years of manipulative business practices. The DOJ contends that through its dominant monopoly, Google negatively impacted every US computer and mobile device user. Chris Zona, healthcare litigation and white collar crime defense attorney, dissects the complexities of this landmark case.

Video: Wildenstein Tax Fraud Case

October 5, 2023

White collar crime and criminal defense attorneys, Robert C. Scrivo and Chris Zona, are discussing the legal details to understand why the French government is eager to investigate the Wildenstein’s finances and collect those overdue taxes.

Video: The Wildenstein Case, Tax, Trusts & Estates.

October 5, 2023

Join us as we explore Silvia Wildenstein’s quest to rectify her inheritance. With insights from Chris Zona, white-collar crime and criminal defense attorney, and Shawn McClelland tax, trusts, and estates attorney. Their perspectives shine a light in this case’s financial investigations, estate planning, and the shadows of the art world.

Video: Alternate Career, Robert Scrivo

October 3, 2023

Rob Scrivo wears many hats – he could be a psychologist, a motivational speaker, or even an author. Had he not chosen the path of an attorney, Robert is certain about his passion for assisting others.

Robert Scrivo’s Successful Defense Against Federal Charges

October 3, 2023

Robert Scrivo recounts one of the highest-pressure cases he has been involved in, as well as what differentiates him from other white collar crime defense attorneys.

Video: A Glimpse into Robert Scrivo’s Experience

August 10, 2023

United States v. Fallon: How the Government’s Ability to Pursue Expansive Money Laundering Prosecutions Will Now Be Limited

October 4, 2022

In United States v. Fallon, No. 19-2775 (3rd Cir. 2022), the Third Circuit reversed a money laundering conviction and a forfeiture award of over $100 million. This significant decision will undoubtedly limit the Government’s ability to pursue expansive money laundering prosecutions going forward. Guaranteed Returns was a “reverse distributor,” paid by healthcare providers to return […]

New Jersey Order Releasing Inmates

March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 Damian P. Conforti In consideration of the need to reduce the county jail population to mitigate risks posed by COVID-19, the Supreme Court of New Jersey issued a Consent Order yesterday commuting or suspending jail sentences for certain inmates currently serving county jail sentences. However, the prospect of release is not guaranteed […]

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Mandelbaum Barrett PC Secures Favorable Settlement of False Claims Act Action Against Florida Pharmacy

September 14, 2023

In an action filed by certain patients of the pharmacy as Relators under the federal False Claims Act (the “FCA”), the Relators contended, on behalf of the United States, that the pharmacy violated the FCA by submitting claims to United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) for a non-controlled compound supplement, that were either not ordered […]

Mandelbaum Barrett PC Partner Andrew Gimigliano Named Special Counsel to Legislative Redistricting Tiebreaker

November 5, 2021

Mandelbaum Barrett PC congratulates partner Andrew Gimigliano for being named special counsel to the Hon. Philip Carchman (Ret.) as the 11th member of the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission. The Legislative Apportionment Commission is tasked with redrawing the map of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts in compliance with federal and state law.