Samuel P. Moulthrop heads Riker Danzig's White Collar Criminal Defense Practice and is also a partner in the firm’s Environmental Litigation Group. He focuses on litigation, investigations, and white collar criminal defense.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Moulthrop served in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey. In that office, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, in which he supervised federal criminal investigations and trials in the District of New Jersey; Chief of the Appeals Division, in which he supervised and handled appeals for the U.S. Attorney’s Office before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Protection Division, in which he supervised and litigated white collar criminal prosecutions, including bank, insurance, and securities fraud cases and environmental cases; and Chief of the Environmental Section, in which he supervised and handled civil and criminal environmental litigation conducted by the federal government in the District of New Jersey.
He has extensive experience assisting clients with government enforcement and compliance issues involving potential criminal charges. He regularly manages complex federal and state court litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 corporations, and their officers and directors. Mr. Moulthrop and his team of attorneys have represented both companies and individuals in connection with criminal investigations involving allegations of alleged violations of securities laws, Arms Export Control Act, environmental statutes, and tax laws. They have also handled cases involving fraud and political corruption allegations.
Since 2005, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Mr. Moulthrop in its publication in the fields of both white-collar crime & government investigations and environmental law, calling him a "formidable advocate," and describing his style as "low-key and subtle, and extremely effective." He is praised as “a very good litigator” with “terrific knowledge.” Clients say they are "bowled over by his courtroom presence," and applaud the way in which he brings "unique insights into how cases should be managed." The Guide states that he has "built up a superior profile for white-collar criminal defense" and that he represents an array of parties, ranging from individuals to blue-chip companies and their executives. The Guide also states “his deep experience in the field makes him a valuable asset in the defense of compliance issues, D&O matters and government enforcements and investigations.” Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has included Mr. Moulthrop on its Best Lawyers list in the fields of White Collar Criminal Defense and Environmental Litigation since 1995. Additionally, Thomson Reuters has included Mr. Moulthrop on the New Jersey "Super Lawyers" list for Environmental Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar since 2006. See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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