Mary E. Toscano is Co-Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group and a Member of the Firm’s Litigation, Corporate Investigations and Integrity, and Tax Fraud and Controversy Practice Groups. An experienced litigator, she concentrates her practice on defending individuals and companies who are the focus of white collar criminal investigations and RICO actions. Her experience includes all aspects of litigation including, investigation, pre-trial motions, plea-negotiations, trial and post-trial proceedings. She has tried multiple cases to verdict.
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Toscano served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, where she was the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Her diverse caseload included white collar crimes, tax fraud, wire and mail fraud, money laundering and complex RICO matters, among others. During her tenure as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ms. Toscano held a number of other supervisory roles, including supervising the unit in which new Assistant U.S. Attorneys were trained to be federal prosecutors in the District of New Jersey. Ms. Toscano received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Management in 2020 and the Honorable Patty Shwartz Leadership Award in 2018. In October 2019, Mayor Ras Baraka recognized Ms. Toscano for her impact on the City of Newark by making it a safer community through the reduction of violent crime.
Previously, Ms. Toscano served as an Honors Program trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and an appellate court attorney in the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court.