BOSTON--(Tracy A. Miner, a criminal defense attorney and Chair of the White Collar Defense Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., achieved her seventh consecutive acquittal when a US. District Court judge acquitted Ms. Miner’s client on all counts of mortgage fraud.)--Over a span of seven years,
“Tracy’s skill in the courtroom is extraordinary and her latest accomplishment is yet another testament to her abilities”
“Tracy’s skill in the courtroom is extraordinary and her latest accomplishment is yet another testament to her abilities,” said R. Robert Popeo, Chairman of Mintz Levin and the founder of the firm’s White-Collar Defense Practice. “With a conviction rate in federal court of ninety percent for cases that go to trial, Tracy’s accomplishment is even more notable.”
In her most recent decision, Ms. Miner represented John Nelson, a real estate attorney accused of twenty-three counts of wire fraud and six counts of unlawful monetary transactions in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud mortgage lenders. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph L. Tauro entered a judgment of acquittal upon finding that the evidence was insufficient to sustain a conviction.
Since 2005, Ms. Miner’s acquittals have concerned complex fraud and other criminal issues across sectors including tax, health care and white collar crime. Prior to the acquittal of Mr. Nelson, other decisions in which she served as lead attorney include:
- State v. Webb: Ms. Miner represented Mr. Webb, who was charged with contempt of court. The case was tried in New Jersey state court.
- United States v. DeSisto: Ms. Miner represented Louis DeSisto, who was charged with three counts of obstruction of justice. Mr. DeSisto was the Secretary Treasurer of a union charged with falsifying documents to assist the President of the union with a vote on union dues. The case, one of the first to be tried under the Sarbanes Oxley obstruction statute and the first in this district, was tried in United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
- United States v. Therrien: Ms. Miner represented Therrien, a former CEO, who was charged with tax fraud in connection with his exercise of stock options. The case was tried in federal court.
- Commonwealth v. Robison: Ms. Miner represented Danielle Robison who was charged with receipt of stolen property from an off duty police officer. The case was tried in Massachusetts state court.
- United States v. Sirockman: Ms. Miner represented a former regional sales manager for a biotech company who was charged with health care fraud and fraud in federal programs in connection with the marketing of the drug Serostim. The case was tried in federal court.
- United States v. McKenzie: Ms. Miner represented the former director of TAP Pharmaceuticals who was charged with conspiracy and violations of the health care anti-kickback statute in connection with the marketing of the drug Lupron to a managed care plan. The case was tried in federal court.
As a member in the Litigation Section in the firm’s Boston office, Ms. Miner represents many of the region’s major corporations, financial institutions, public officials, and high-profile individuals in state and federal investigations in various sectors including health care fraud and environmental and defense contracting cases, as well as individuals charged with offenses such as RICO, mail fraud, extortion, securities fraud, and bribery.
In 2011, 2012, and 2013, Ms. Miner was selected by her peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America. She was named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2011 in a report published by BTI Consulting Group. Ms. Miner is also listed in the 2011 and 2012 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The National Law Journal named her to its list of “Winning” attorneys for its annual “Winning: Profiles of Successful Litigators” section. In 2008, Ms. Miner was elected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only fellowship limited to one-half of one percent of the top litigators in the nation. Every year since 2004, she has been listed in Massachusetts Super Lawyers, a special supplement published by Boston Magazine. She also has earned an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence as determined by opinions submitted by members of the Bar.
Ms. Miner is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the First Circuit and the District of Columbia Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Notre Dame University (1980) and her J.D., summa cum laude, from Boston College Law School (1985).
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