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Ranked Among the Top Firms

White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations 

by Chambers and Partners, 2018 — 2022

W. Scott Cameron


formerly Senior Vice President, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC

South Jersey Industries

strategic partners”

Gina Merritt-Epps, Esq., formerly Senior V.P., General Counsel & Corporate Secretary


“I feel as though they
CARE about us”

Patrick Day, Chief Executive Officer

Michael L. Gross, M.D.

“Well BEYOND my greatest EXPECTATIONS”

Founder and Managing Partner, Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, LLC

Vornea Development Group

“STRONG litigation counsel, who are also PRACTICAL thinkers”

Steven Vornea, Chief Executive Officer

Francisco D. Gonzalez, M.D.

“ALWAYS one step ahead and always cared about what’s right”

Practice Owner, Family Medicine

Atlantic Health System


Terence French, Vice President, Strategic Development and Network Affiliations

Jacob & Co.

“Consistently go

Jacob Arabo, Chairman and Founder

Joseph Marino, M.D.

coupled with a comprehensive work ethic”

Chief Medical Officer, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream

Seton Hall University

“Seton Hall’s
law firm”

Catherine A. Kiernan, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel


Who We Are

  • We are former Federal and State prosecutors representing corporations and individuals in criminal, civil, and regulatory litigation and investigations.

  • Our unique blend of public and private sector, criminal and civil legal experience allows us to navigate effectively a broad spectrum of high-stakes legal problems for our clients.

  • General Counsel routinely partner with us in matters involving internal and government investigations, and we often represent witnesses, subjects, and targets of Federal and State enforcement actions.



Calcagni & Kanefsky was strategically formed with the singular purpose of bringing our exceptional Federal and State prosecutorial experience to bear for clients with critical matters.  Our attorneys are known and respected for our established relationships, credibility, and inside knowledge that allow us effectively to manage, navigate, and negotiate government investigations and high-stakes enforcement actions. We regularly leverage our substantial trial experience and track record to resolve the most complicated criminal and civil disputes.

We focus solely on litigation and investigations.  We are the legal team to whom our clients turn when facing high-stakes government enforcement actions or civil litigation.  We are routinely called upon to fight criminal charges, protect professional licenses, defend companies and their executives, and litigate complex business disputes.

We deliver personalized service to our clients.  This includes genuinely listening to our clients, making ourselves available whenever and wherever our clients need us, and being truly responsive to their requests, questions, and calls.

And because cost is always a concern, we offer innovative and flexible billing models that are tailored to address the client’s unique financial circumstances and bring transparency and trust into the billing process.

We know how to try cases and win.

While we recognize the costs and risks of trial and strive to avoid those for our clients when feasible, we approach each matter with a trial-focused perspective designed to get to the core of the controversy as quickly as possible.  We do not engage in time-consuming and inefficient pre-trial practice that is meaningless to success.  Our attorneys are trained to keep the clients’ objectives in sight and to focus efforts on the critical aspects of the matter.

Our Team

We have the
and inside
to win.

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Assistant United States Attorneys


Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey


Chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office

Special Prosecutions Division



New Jersey First Assistant Attorneys General,
the state’s second-highest ranking prosecutor


Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey



Governor-appointed & Senate-confirmed Directors of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs


Chief of the New Jersey Attorney General's Office

Healthcare and Securities Fraud Sections



New Jersey Deputy Attorneys General



New York Asst. District Attorneys / New Jersey Asst. County Prosecutors

Our Focus

  • Criminal and Regulatory Defense
  • Internal Investigations and Legal Compliance
  • Healthcare Law and Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Employment Litigation & Counseling
  • Consumer Law and Litigation
  • Business and Tax Law
  • Outside General Counsel

We are the law firm to whom clients turn when stakes are highest. Whether your liberty or professional license is at risk, our attorneys have the experience critical to a successful defense. While traditional law firms may hire a handful of individuals with former government experience, our deep bench of highly-respected, former prosecutors and government officials is what sets us apart; it is the core of who we are as a law firm.  Learn More

When undertaking internal investigations and legal compliance reviews, experience and credibility matter. It is why corporations, governmental entities, and non-profits hire us when confronted with significant internal irregularities, allegations of impropriety, and compliance issues.  Learn More

Our attorneys are veterans when it comes to successful representation of healthcare clients. We have wide and varied experience handling the complex and sensitive matters that arise for our corporate healthcare clients and individual physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers.  Learn More

We are trial attorneys. Stacked with former Federal and State prosecutors, our team was strategically formed with the singular purpose of bringing our exceptional prosecutorial experience to bear for clients with critical matters. We are known and respected for our established relationships, credibility, and inside knowledge, and we regularly leverage our substantial trial experience and track record to resolve the most complicated criminal and civil disputes.  Learn More

CK maintains a premier employment law practice.  We handle significant employment law actions on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, leveraging our substantial trial experience to resolve favorably the most contentious disputes.  Our team frequently appears before state and federal labor agencies, arbitrators, and state and federal courts.  Our representations include major public institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and C-suite executives in varied matters involving embezzlement, trade secret theft, sexual harassment, race discrimination, and retaliation.  We are regularly called upon to undertake and defend clients in sensitive internal investigations.  Learn More

Our extraordinary team includes two former Directors of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs – Tom Calcagni and Eric Kanefsky. Both recently served as the State’s Governor-appointed and Senate-confirmed chief law enforcement official overseeing the State consumer fraud agency and all government matters brought under the State’s Consumer Fraud Act. Supported by seasoned, former Deputy Attorneys General with significant experience working with and prosecuting on behalf of the Division of Consumer Affairs, our Consumer Law and Litigation team is unrivaled in terms of experience and inside know-how.  Learn More

Our highly-credentialed and experienced attorneys come from the government, the largest law firms, and the business sector, and handle a broad range of tax, transactional, compliance, and corporate counsel engagements. Our clients are entrepreneurs and operating companies that appreciate our depth of expertise and personalized attention at affordable pricing.  Learn More

Our team has the knowledge to navigate a wide array of legal and business matters. As former Federal and State prosecutors and regulators, we also have the widely-respected experience and judgment that our business clients want on their side. It is why many businesses rely on Calcagni & Kanefsky to serve as their outside general counsel. Working closely with our clients, we gain an in-depth understanding of their business activities and goals, and provide focused, client-centered, and cost-effective advice and counsel on legal issues confronting clients daily.  Learn More

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