Samuel P. Moulthrop


Samuel P. Moulthrop is Of Counsel in the Firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Group and Environmental Litigation Group. He focuses on litigation, investigations, and white collar criminal defense.

Before joining the firm, Samuel 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, as well as 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. Samuel 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.

In addition, he regularly represents medical professionals and healthcare providers in connection with healthcare investigations and legal proceedings.

Areas of Emphasis

Criminal Defense

Corporate Investigations

Environmental Litigation

Complex Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States District Court, Southern District of New York


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Eckerd College, B.A., with honors, 1973

Professional Activities

New Jersey State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- New Jersey

Rankings & Recognitions

Since 2005, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Samuel in its publication in the fields of both White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and Environmental law. The Client Guide notes that Sam represents an array of parties, ranging from individuals to blue-chip companies and their executives. It also recognizes his deep experience in the defense of compliance issues, D&O matters, and government enforcements and investigations.

In 2017, he was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to their communities.

Since 1995, Samuel has been included in The Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, in the fields of White Collar Criminal Defense, Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation.

Additionally, Thomson Reuters included Samuel on the New Jersey “Super Lawyers” list for Environmental Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar from 2006 – 2023.

See Awards and Honors Methodology.

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