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Robert C. Scrivo, Member

Robert C. Scrivo

Robert C. Scrivo

Member

rscrivo@lawfirm.ms

3 Becker Farm Road, Suite 105
Roseland, NJ 07068
Tel: 973-736-4600 x7923
Direct Dial: 973.243.7923
Fax: 973-325-7467

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Robert is a former federal and state prosecutor, who has handled virtually every type of criminal case, as well as a myriad of civil cases, including complex commercial litigation, civil rights, and regulatory matters.

Immediately before joining the firm, Robert served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Special Counsel to the United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey. In those roles, he led a task force to reduce violent crime in one of New Jersey’s largest cities, prosecuted a wide variety of federal crimes, and served as the office’s representative to state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies.

Over the course of more than twenty-five years, Robert has handled criminal cases, including but not limited to: antitrust, anti-kickback and healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, public corruption, securities fraud, tax evasion, assault, burglary, carjacking, homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, firearms offenses, theft, child endangerment, child pornography, cyber stalking, and narcotics possession and distribution.

Many of Robert’s clients are licensed professionals, including lawyers, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, accountants, and insurance executives. He has extensive experience representing these and other professionals in debarment proceedings, disciplinary actions before licensing boards, in audits and administrative proceedings.

Robert is routinely called upon by businesses and public entities to conduct thorough and conclusive internal investigations. He advises entities on the implementation of remedial measures, enhanced corporate governance, and compliance programs.

Robert is an active member of the of the organized Bar. He is a former officer and president of the Essex County Bar Association, the current chair of its long range planning committee, and the former chair of its due diligence committee for the selection of judges and a prosecutor. Robert is also a former member and trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He is also a longtime member of the NJSBA, having served on its General Council, Nominating, and Amicus Curiae committees.

Claims Against Public Entities and Employees, New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, New Jersey Law Journal 2005

Advocating Without Vouching in Summation, New Jersey Association of Justice, November 2011

Understanding the Defense Counsel’s Role, New Jersey Association of Justice, April 2013

Effective Cross Examination, New Jersey Association of Justice, April 2015

Effective Direct Examination, New Jersey Association of Justice, April 2016

How to Save Your Company from Criminal Prosecution, New Jersey State Bar Association, May 2016

Handling the Media in the High-Profile Case, Essex County Bar Association, October 2016

Inside the United States Attorney’s Office, New Jersey State Bar Association, May 2019

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Presentation of U.S. Attorney General’s Awards for Distinguished Service on Policing, June 2019

Creating an Organizational Culture of Safety and Wellness (opening remarks), BJA Valor Program, September 2019

U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies, Rutgers University, Center on Policing, October 2019      

Essex County Bar Association
Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, January 2019 – present
Criminal Practice Award, recipient April 2019
Chair, Due Diligence Committee 2014 – 2018
President, April 2012 – April 2013
Officer, April 2008 – April 2013
Trustee, April 2005 – 2008
Member since 1998

New Jersey State Bar Association & Foundation
Amicus Committee, 2017 – 2018
Nominating Committee, 2015 – 2017
General Council Committee, 2014 – 2015
Member since 1998

Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Trustee, 2015 – 2018
Member 2005 – 2018
Overview
Robert is a former federal and state prosecutor, who has handled virtually every type of criminal case, as well as a myriad of civil cases, including complex commercial litigation, civil rights, and regulatory matters.

Immediately before joining the firm, Robert served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Special Counsel to the United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey. In those roles, he led a task force to reduce violent crime in one of New Jersey’s largest cities, prosecuted a wide variety of federal crimes, and served as the office’s representative to state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies.

Over the course of more than twenty-five years, Robert has handled criminal cases, including but not limited to: antitrust, anti-kickback and healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, public corruption, securities fraud, tax evasion, assault, burglary, carjacking, homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, firearms offenses, theft, child endangerment, child pornography, cyber stalking, and narcotics possession and distribution.

Many of Robert’s clients are licensed professionals, including lawyers, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, accountants, and insurance executives. He has extensive experience representing these and other professionals in debarment proceedings, disciplinary actions before licensing boards, in audits and administrative proceedings.

Robert is routinely called upon by businesses and public entities to conduct thorough and conclusive internal investigations. He advises entities on the implementation of remedial measures, enhanced corporate governance, and compliance programs.

Robert is an active member of the of the organized Bar. He is a former officer and president of the Essex County Bar Association, the current chair of its long range planning committee, and the former chair of its due diligence committee for the selection of judges and a prosecutor. Robert is also a former member and trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He is also a longtime member of the NJSBA, having served on its General Council, Nominating, and Amicus Curiae committees.
Publications and Speaking Engagements

Claims Against Public Entities and Employees, New Jersey Local Government Deskbook, New Jersey Law Journal 2005

Advocating Without Vouching in Summation, New Jersey Association of Justice, November 2011

Understanding the Defense Counsel’s Role, New Jersey Association of Justice, April 2013

Effective Cross Examination, New Jersey Association of Justice, April 2015

Effective Direct Examination, New Jersey Association of Justice, April 2016

How to Save Your Company from Criminal Prosecution, New Jersey State Bar Association, May 2016

Handling the Media in the High-Profile Case, Essex County Bar Association, October 2016

Inside the United States Attorney’s Office, New Jersey State Bar Association, May 2019

New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Presentation of U.S. Attorney General’s Awards for Distinguished Service on Policing, June 2019

Creating an Organizational Culture of Safety and Wellness (opening remarks), BJA Valor Program, September 2019

U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies, Rutgers University, Center on Policing, October 2019      

Professional Affiliations
Essex County Bar Association
Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, January 2019 – present
Criminal Practice Award, recipient April 2019
Chair, Due Diligence Committee 2014 – 2018
President, April 2012 – April 2013
Officer, April 2008 – April 2013
Trustee, April 2005 – 2008
Member since 1998

New Jersey State Bar Association & Foundation
Amicus Committee, 2017 – 2018
Nominating Committee, 2015 – 2017
General Council Committee, 2014 – 2015
Member since 1998

Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
Trustee, 2015 – 2018
Member 2005 – 2018
Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Supreme Court of New Jersey, 1993

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Rider College, B.S., 1989

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