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PROFILES

ROBERT J. CARROLL, ESQUIRE

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Robert J. Carroll is a Wake Forest University graduate who was an outstanding high school athlete and Collegiate Division 1 scholar-athlete football player. An attorney for four decades, and a 20 year law enforcement veteran, Mr. Carroll left State government to specialize in Labor Law, Criminal Law, Gaming Law, Native American Law, Human Resources/Employment Law, Due Diligence, Corporate and Background Investigations and consultancy services for governments, law enforcement and regulatory agencies and private sector businesses and individuals. Starting as a criminal investigator, and then a state government prosecuting attorney, and later a government prosecuting attorney, Mr. Carroll was principally involved in the investigation of organized crime and corruption and held numerous high responsibility positions, including Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section of the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Chief of several Organized Crime Units and County Prosecutor. He retired from State Government after several years as Chief of the New Jersey Organized Crime and Racketeering Bureau. During his tenure, he directly managed a State Task Force composed of specialized attorneys, state troopers, state investigators and support staff.

This elite and highly productive Task Force investigated and prosecuted hundreds of members and associates of six mafia families and numerous corrupt public officials with racketeering offenses. He achieved an unprecedented successful conviction rate that established a “high water mark” of disrupting operations of organized criminal enterprises." in New Jersey. He also organized, participated and directed task force operations with the FBI, ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service on behalf of the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Police. Mr. Carroll also personally investigated, tried and convicted Richard Kuklinski, the notorious multiple murderer known as the “Iceman”. This prosecution received international attention from several books and publications and was featured in three HBO “America Undercover” specials along with several other national television broadcasts. Mr. Carroll has also received outstanding performance awards from many Federal, State and County law enforcement agencies, including units of the FBI, New Jersey State Police, United States Secret Service, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and numerous other Federal and State law enforcemnt agencies. Even after leaving his Task Force leadership position, he was recalled by the New Jersey Attorney General to personally prosecute the hierarchy of the New Jersey based Lucchese Crime Family, achieving major convictions of that violent criminal organization’s leadership structure.

In private practice since the early 1990s, Mr. Carroll focused on labor law, gaming law, Native American law, human resources/employment law, criminal law, and developing employment law, criminal law and developing effective regulatory and compliance systems for numerous domestic State and Native American governmental agencies in the States of Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He has established new gaming regulatory systems and specialized in developing proven operations, procedures and oversight systems for preventing corruption in labor unions, casinos and other commercial operations. For example, Mr. Carroll provided legal and technical advice to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino in its formative and early years of commencing casino operations. He also held the position of first Vice President of Compliance at Foxwoods, then the largest and most successful casino in gaming history.

Mr. Carroll also assisted in establishing casino gaming operations for five other federally recognized Tribes. He has been a staff lecturer on establishing Gaming Commissions and preventing the infiltration of organized criminal elements for the Falmouth Institute of Virginia, a nationally respected Indian educational institute. He has lectured to representatives from dozens of State agencies, over 100 different Native American Tribes, and law enforcement groups such as the LEIU and the National Homicide Investigators Association on such subjects. He also has served as an instructor for the Essex County Police Academy, the New Jersey State Police Academy, Police Training Commission, Division of Criminal Justice and several Native American Tribal Police Departments. He also is a recurring lecturer on ethics, conflicts of interest, and labor law at Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations. He also received specialized training in conducting special prosecutions, investigating organized crime, violent crimes, arson and official corruption from the National College of District Attorneys, and the Notre Dame Institute on Organized Crime. Since 1993, he has also served as legal counsel to the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana and was principally involved in establishing the first land-based casino in Louisiana. Since 1995, in addition to his active legal practice, he continuously held the position of Chairman of the Chitimacha Tribal Gaming Commission for 23 years. He has also served as General Counsel to the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut.

Mr. Carroll is a member of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, Federal District Court Third Circuit, American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association and the International Association of Gaming Regulators. As a partner in the Atlantic City law firms of Michael & Carroll, P.C., and previously Brown, Michael & Carroll, Mr. Carroll has represented many of the largest gaming companies, including Hilton Hotels and Gaming, Park Place Entertainment, Marriott Hotels, Carnival Cruise Lines, Ballys, International Game Technology, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Cypress Bayou Casino, Genting Berhad and Cypress Bayou Casino, as well as numerous other gaming industry companies and individuals.

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Point Pleasant, NJ

501 Broadway
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
P: (732) 714 8500
F: (732) 714 8404
E-mail: info@michaelcarrolllaw.com
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