Lowenstein Sandler is pleased to announce that Mark E. Schamel has joined the firm as partner in the White Collar Criminal Defense group. He will be based in the firm’s rapidly growing Washington, D.C., office.

Schamel has over 20 years of experience trying criminal cases in state and federal courts and handling matters in over 30 states across the country. He has represented companies and individuals in some of the largest fraud cases in history, as well as a range of traditional criminal cases, bet-the-company investigations, and litigations.

In addition to enforcement matters before federal regulatory agencies such as the SEC, CFTC, and CFPB, Schamel regularly deals with formal actions and investigations by the inspectors general from the DOJ, FBI, HHS, IRS, and USDA. He has extensive experience in FCPA matters, having represented individuals in some of the largest FCPA investigations in DOJ history.

Schamel says, “When I met with the team at Lowenstein, it was clear that there was something different about the people and the culture that transcended everything. They are good, decent human beings who happen to be really good lawyers. They share my belief that white collar criminal defense is a critical growing practice area, and they are committed to expanding the firm’s footprint in the nation’s capital.”

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael B. Himmel, who chairs the firm’s White Collar group, says, “Mark has a stellar reputation for representing prominent clients in high-profile matters. Corporate clients and individuals know he is not only a ferocious advocate, but he is also accomplished in shutting down prosecutions before they ever become public.”

Christopher Porrino, the 60th Attorney General of New Jersey who now serves as Chair of Lowenstein’s Litigation Department, says, “Companies, boards of directors, and executives facing criminal, civil, and regulatory challenges will benefit from Mark’s courtroom experience trying cases across the United States, as well as from his unbridled passion for what he does.”

Partner Zarema A. Jaramillo, head of Lowenstein’s Washington, D.C., office, says, “We are delighted to welcome Mark to our expanding Washington office. With his deep background in white collar investigations and litigation, Mark is an ideal addition to the multidisciplinary bench of our D.C. office.”

In October, the firm also announced the addition of Antitrust & Trade Regulation partner Jonathan L. Lewis to the Washington office, which has tripled in size since opening six years ago.

Schamel’s arrival highlights the firm’s and the White Collar practice’s ongoing success in attracting prominent, accomplished former public servants, prosecutors, and trial lawyers whose experience enhances the practice’s depth and breadth. The White Collar group has added other top-tier arrivals over the past several years, including partner Matthew J. Platkin (former Chief Counsel to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy); partner Rachel Maimin (former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York); partner H. Gregory Baker (former Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement Asset Management Unit, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission); partner Peter Slocum (former First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey); special counsel Elie Honig (former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York;); special counsel Anne M. Milgram (former Attorney General of New Jersey); counsel Kathleen A. McGee (former Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Internet and Technology, New York State Attorney General’s Office); associate Shontae D. Gray (former Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey); associate Kent Anderson (former Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey); and associate Ryan P. Goodwin (former Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie).

Partner Scott B. McBride (former Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey; former Deputy Chief, Economic Crimes Unit; former member, Health Care & Government Fraud Unit) joined the firm in 2016, and partner Matthew Boxer (former New Jersey State Comptroller; former Director, New Jersey’s Authorities Unit; former federal prosecutor, Terrorism Unit, Criminal Division, and Special Prosecutions Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office) joined in 2014.

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