Michael S. Carucci is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation, Appellate, and Corporate Investigations and Integrity Practice Groups. He handles complex business litigation and regulatory enforcement actions; conducts internal investigations of large private, non-profit, and public organizations; and advocates for clients on appeal. Mr. Carucci has successfully litigated a variety of cases both at the trial court level and the appellate level, including before the New Jersey Supreme Court. He has personally argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Appellate Division. Mr. Carucci advises corporate clients facing regulatory enforcement actions, including multistate investigations, subpoenas, and other inquiries. He also assists clients on matters of public policy, including state legislation, public records requests, and public bidding. As part of the Corporate Investigations and Integrity Practice Group, he has been entrusted to investigate several sensitive and high-profile matters and has issued findings and recommendations for improved compliance, governance, and policy.
Mr. Carucci joined the Firm after serving as Senior Counsel for the Office of the Governor of New Jersey. For over three years, he advised the Governor on legal, legislative, and regulatory issues, focusing on prospective legislation and administrative rulemaking. He also served as the Governor’s liaison to the State Senate and represented the Governor on various issues involving legislators, Cabinet members, senior departmental staff, government affairs professionals, and stakeholders.
Appointed by the Governor, Mr. Carucci currently serves as a Commissioner of the New Jersey School Ethics Commission, which reviews, investigates, and determines complaints against public officials for violations of the School Ethics Act, issues advisory opinions, and enforces disclosure and training requirements across the State.
Prior to his work in the Office of the Governor, Mr. Carucci was a litigation associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP where he represented international corporations and executives in large-scale, multimillion-dollar litigation matters in federal and state court, focusing on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, white collar defense, and antitrust.