Patrick Mincey is a trial lawyer.

He represents domestic and foreign clients throughout the United States.

Mr. Mincey founded and manages the firm’s White Collar & Criminal Defense Group.

Government Investigations & Prosecutions

Mr. Mincey represents companies, executives and other professionals in investigations, litigation, corporate crises and prosecutions by state, federal and foreign governments.  He has handled matters for clients from and concerning investigations in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

Mr. Mincey’s clients include international conglomerates, private and Fortune 500 companies, securities and real estate brokerages, accounting and law firms, among various corporate associations.  His clients operate in industries from finance and international trade to health care, defense contracting, and higher education.

Mr. Mincey has extensive experience representing elected officials and those serving in sensitive government positions.  In addition to cross-border matters, Mr. Mincey has defended criminal maritime investigations and prosecutions of international cargo vessel owners and their crew.

Complex Business Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement

Mr. Mincey represents clients in matters concerning international finance, antitrust, health care compliance, environmental regulation, the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Stark Law / Anti-Kickback, financial and sexual employment misconduct, RICO, securities fraud, qui tam relators and government whistleblowers, unfair and deceptive business practices, trade secrets and economic espionage.

The Media & Crisis Management

Mr. Mincey has extensive experience guiding individuals, organizations, and public officials through public relations crises.

He is proud to have kept many of his most difficult cases confidential by keeping them out of public reporting.

Because that is not always possible, Mr. Mincey maintains close personal relationships with national media personnel.  He routinely works with PR firms to manage communications strategies and reassure clients’ standing in the business community.

Grand Jury Investigations & Civil Investigative Demands

Mr. Mincey regularly advises insurance companies navigating federal grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands and regulatory investigations of their insureds.  He helps corporate clients with internal investigations and to develop policies to mitigate a myriad of collateral exposure.

Outside the Courtroom & Boardroom

Mr. Mincey studied at the London School of Economics and New York University’s Paris Campus. He is fluent in French and a fourth-generation trial lawyer.

His wife, Lydia, is a classically trained artist reared in Tanzania and Jackson Hole, Wyoming who worked in France and the Czech Republic before returning to the United States.  An avid conservationist, Mr. Mincey and his family enjoy sailing in Down East Maine throughout the summer.  In cooler months, they love working Santa Gertrudis cattle and wing shooting at their Georgia family farm, Old Agency Reserve.

The Minceys reside on the North Carolina coast with their young daughter.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Mincey has received numerous accolades and awards from his peers and top legal publications, including:

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow since 2019
  • Benchmark Litigation, 40 & Under Hot List for White Collar Crime – 2019
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite in Criminal Law— 2018, 2019. 2020
  • Martindale Hubbell—AV Preeminent Rating since 2016
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense—2018, 2019, 2020

REPRESENTATIVE LITIGATION

  • Representation of CEO for largest residential real estate brokerages in Arizona, Nevada and southern California in antitrust investigation by Department of Justice for alleged Sherman Act violations, with parallel multi-billion dollar class actions in Western District of Missouri and Northern District of Illinois.
  • With prosecutions in District of Oregon and District of North Dakota, representation of two American physicians in international fentanyl trafficking conspiracy involving illicit manufacturers from Peoples Republic of China, the first instance of United States government prosecuting fentanyl ring under federal “Kingpin” Statute.
  • Representation of Colorado software firm in multi-million dollar federal securities fraud prosecution and investigation of contract solicitation in Kenya.
  • Representation of American accounting firm in multi-billion dollar international financial crimes investigation and public corruption prosecution of business executive and former U.S. Congressman.
  • Represented American lawyer in dismissal of federal and state claims arising from purported defense contractor’s scheme to smuggle firearms and ammunitions arsenal through United Kingdom to cargo vessels off Horn of Africa for U.S. government anti-piracy missions and defending maritime merchants.
  • Represented Singaporean cargo vessel owners in MARPOL environmental crimes investigation by United States Coast Guard leading to no charges filed.
  • In RICO litigation alleging South Carolina-based law firm’s participation in telemarketing fraud scheme exceeding $1,000,000,000.00, dismissal of claims against client affirmed in 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • In Northern District of Florida, represented defense contractor in prosecution involving Classified Information Procedure Act where client allegedly defrauded United States Air Force.
  • In health care fraud investigation and prosecution from District of New Jersey and Northern District of Texas, represented physicians group engaged in telemedicine practice.
  • In District of Columbia, represented AMTRAK official in cybercrimes investigation by OIG resulting in no charges filed.
  • Represented Marshall Islands flag ship vessel in port state control inspection leading to no charges filed.
  • In federal prosecution of North Carolina business executive for money laundering following decade-long narcotics trafficking investigation, obtained dismissal of most serious charges and probationary sentence for client.
  • In prosecution of prominent North Carolina businessman and community leader for alleged sexual offenses against minor at his own corporate-hosted event, quickly settled civil disputes to mitigate future business losses and end widely-disruptive street protests outside client’s business establishments.
  • Represented Durham County, North Carolina District Attorney in public official removal proceedings.
  • Represented skilled nursing facility administrator in criminal neglect investigation involving alleged mistreatment of quadriplegic resulting in no charges filed.
  • Represented psychology clinic in criminal investigation involving alleged sexual assaults of minor patient resulting in no charges filed.
  • In federal environmental crimes case, obtained dismissal of claims arising from unlawful disposal and attempted cover-up of hundreds of thousands of gallons of agricultural waste into federally protected waterways.
  • Not guilty verdict for pulmonologist charged with assault in clinic.
  • Represented hospice facility in internal investigation and criminal prosecution involving various crimes committed on campus.
  • In multi-million dollar fraud case against real estate attorney, obtained dismissal and affirmed through North Carolina Supreme Court involving “quasi-judicial immunity” defense.
  • In first degree rape of a child trial, obtained dismissal of all charges and set case law precedent in North Carolina Supreme Court on psychologists’ expert testimony concerning “repressed memory theory.”
  • In manslaughter trial where son fatally shot his own mother, charges dismissed at conclusion of government’s evidence based on “imperfect self-defense” theory.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Antitrust
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Campaign Finance
  • Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs)
  • Commodities Futures Trading Commission (FTC) Regulation
  • Congressional & State Legislature Investigations
  • Corporate Internal Investigations
  • Cross-Border Investigations & Prosecutions
  • Customs and Border Protection Investigations
  • Dodd Frank Act & Sarbanes Oxley
  • Economic Espionage
  • Election Fraud
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulation
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC) Investigations
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Investigations
  • FinCEN
  • FINRA
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA) & Life Sciences Regulation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations & Grand Jury Subpoenas
  • Health Care Fraud
  • IRS Investigations & Tax Fraud
  • Maritime Environmental Crimes (Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships & MARPOL)
  • Multidistrict Litigation
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Port State Control Inspections
  • Public Corruption
  • Qui Tam Relators & Whistleblowers
  • RICO (Racketeering Conspiracies)
  • Stark / Anti-Kickback
  • State Attorneys General Investigations
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation & Securities Fraud
  • Title IX / Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

    Most Recent Posts

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    Patrick Mincey to be Featured on Webinar

    Patrick Mincey will be a featured presenter of the PLAN webinar entitled “Anatomy of the Corporate Federal Investigation.” The webinar will cover strategies and best practices for carriers and their counsel navigating Federal probes of and enforcement against their insureds.… Read More

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    Melody Jolly and Patrick Mincey Recognized by Benchmark 40 & Under 2019 Hot List

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    Melody Jolly and Patrick Mincey, attorneys in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, were recently recognized among the Benchmark 40 & Under 2019 Hot List. The list recognizes law firm partners in the United States and Canada who are accomplished in their practice areas. Benchmark compiles the list based on several phases of research, including a review of candidates’ recent case work, peer review, and client feedback on their performance.… Read More

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    Patrick Mincey Featured in Business North Carolina

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    “Protect directors, officers with coverage,” an article by Patrick Mincey, has been published in the September edition of Business North Carolina magazine. The article explains the role of Directors and Officers liability insurance in protecting businesses and professionals that are investigated by the United States government.… Read More

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    Patrick Mincey and Matt Gambale to Lead PLAN Webinar

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    Patrick Mincey and Matt Gambale will lead the upcoming “D&O Policies And Federal Criminal Investigations: The Law, Strategies and Best Practices for Carriers and their Counsel” webinar by PLAN. The webinar is scheduled for 1PM EST on July 26 and is designed for D&O claims professionals, coverage counsel, and defense counsel.… Read More

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    CSH Law Attorneys Featured in Wrightsville Beach Magazine

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    John Martin and Patrick Mincey are featured in the latest edition of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. “Longevity, Profitability and Personality” examines the process of becoming a partner in a legal services firm. John and Patrick share their personal insights and experiences in the article.… Read More

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    Government Pursuit Of Health Care Fraud

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    “Government Pursuit Of Health Care Fraud,” an Insights article that examines fraud in the health care industry by Patrick Mincey, was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on Dec. 1.… Read More

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    Cybersecurity Vigilance In The Boardroom

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    An Insights article by Patrick Mincey was published on the online edition of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on July 15. The article entitled “Cybersecurity Vigilance In The Boardroom” examines the importance of cybersecurity for businesses.… Read More