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.

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 Partner Andrew Gimigliano Named Special Counsel to Legislative Redistricting Tiebreaker

November 5, 2021

Mandelbaum Barrett 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.

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 […]

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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