Samuel Cornish
Prior Experience

A well-seasoned litigator, Sam has practiced at preeminent law firms and served eight years in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office running major securities, consumer fraud, and healthcare fraud investigations.   Sam formerly served as Section Chief in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office.

As the former Chief of the Securities Fraud Prosecutions Section, Sam served as the primary legal counsel of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities and led the state civil prosecutors charged with litigating securities fraud, licensing, and regulatory matters against broker-dealers, securities professionals, hedge funds, and Ponzi-scheme operators.  He also oversaw the New Jersey public pension funds’ securities fraud class actions and opt-out matters pending throughout the country.

While in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Sam also led the Government and Healthcare Fraud Section, which investigated healthcare providers’ violations of anti-kickback and anti-referral laws (e.g., Stark Law), and enforced the False Claims Act and other anti-fraud laws.  With his varied experience and deep knowledge of regulatory law, Sam is well positioned to successfully represent individuals and corporations in all manners of regulatory, civil, and criminal investigation.


Sam was appointed by New Jersey’s Chief Justice to serve on the Supreme Court’s Committee on Information Technology and Security.  He also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board of Rising Tide Capital, a Jersey City-based nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship, and is a 2015 Fellow of the Lead New Jersey Program.

Sam is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a credential issued to individuals with an understanding of privacy laws and regulations.  He is also a Practitioner Contributor to Black’s Law Dictionary (2009) for securities-related terms and phrases.